The conference is the 4th edition of a yearly event co-organized by Institut Louis Bachelier and Banque de France, with the participation of Finance For Tomorrow and the Institute for Climate Economics -I4CE.

The objective of the conference is to bring together academics, finance practitioners and regulators, to discuss together research issues related to the integration of climate risks (more generally environmental issues) into macro-economic modelling/forecasting and into the risk assessment of the financial sector.

The 25 November 2019 will touch upon a number of key research areas as identified, for instance, in the annex 2 of the NGFS technical document entitled ‘Macroeconomic and financial stability/Implications of climate change, July 2019’ that are related to data gaps, macro-modelling forecasting and uncertainties, macro stress-testing and the mispricing of assets.


  Please note that the conference will be held in English. 
The conference programme might be subject to minor changes.


8:45-9:10 Registration and welcome coffee 

9:20-9:30 Opening by host: Denis Beau, Deputy Governor, Banque de France

9:30-9:45 Bridging the data gaps for an efficient analysis: the use of climate data for the financial sector 

Speaker: Peter Tankov, ENSAE ParisTech, Paris-Saclay University and Green & Sustainable Finance Program by Institut Louis Bachelier 

« Climate Data for Physical Risk Assessment in Finance », Alexis Tantet and Peter Tankov, (September, 2019)
The paper discusses what climate data are necessary to evaluate some dimension of physical climate risks, namely the type, frequency and severity of expected climate hazards and introduces some guidelines to help select a dataset for that purpose.

9:45-10:25 Uncertainties, carbon pricing and green investments

Speaker: Christian Gollier, General Director, Toulouse School of Economics, co-author of several IPCC reports and chair of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists –EAERE

« The cost-efficiency carbon pricing puzzle » (July, 19, 2019)
The paper discusses that future social and private benefits of most investments in renewable energy are uncertain by nature and touches upon how uncertainties affect the efficient rate of growth of carbon price and what they mean in terms of investment yields for investors.

10.25-10.45 Coffee break

10:50-11:30 Sharing experience on methodological and practical challenges: the Netherlands’s stress-test exercise

Speaker: Edo Schets, DNB, Member of the Workstream 2 of the Network for greening the financial system –NGFS

« The heat is on: a framework for Measuring Financial Stress Under Disruptive Energy Transition Scenarios », Robert Vermeulen, Edo Schets, Melanie Lohuis, Barbara Kölbl, David-Jan Jansen and Willem Heeringa (February 25, 2019)
The paper presents a comprehensive framework for analyzing financial stress under scenarios with a disruptive transition to a low-carbon economy. The approach is a ‘top down approach’ starting with the definition of stress scenarios using two dimensions: climate policy and energy technology, then modelling their macro-economic and industry-specific implications and finally assessing their financial implications for the Dutch financial institutions.

11:30-12:10 Integrating technological change into the modelling of climate macro-economic impacts

Speaker: Jean-François Mercure, Exeter University and Cambridge Centre for Energy, Environment and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG) 

 “The macroeconomic impact of stranded fossil fuel assets”, J.-F. Mercure, H. Pollit, J.E. Vinuales, N. R. Edwards, P.B. Holden, U. Chewpreecha, P. Salas, I. Sognnaes, A. Lam & F. Knobloch (2018) or more recent work.
The authors use an integrated global-economy environment model to study the macro-economic impact of stranded fossil-fuel assets (SFFA), the attached distributional effects with winners and losers. The paper shows how ‘stranding’ results not only from climate policy but also from ongoing technological transition.

12:10-13:30 Lunch Break

13:30-14:10 The issue of the mispricing of climate risks in financial markets

Speaker: Irene Monasterolo, Boston University; Vienna University of Economics and Business

« Blind to carbon risk? An analysis of stock market’s reaction to the Paris Agreement », Irene Monasterolo, Luca de Angelis (December 2018, revised 25 August 2019) or more recent research & extensions to the model.
The authors develop a first comprehensive analysis of the financial performance of the most used and capitalized low-carbon and high-carbon stock indices of equity holdings in the EU and the US in order to assess if and to what extent financial markets are pricing climate risks. This analysis is a first step to provide an overview of the market and to inform the development of more sophisticated models.

14:10-14:55 Banque de France Young Researcher Prize for Green Finance and Panel with selection committee’s members on green finance research advances/gaps

By Ivan Odonnat, Deputy General Director, DG Financial Stability and Operations, Banque de France
With members of the selection committee: Christian Gollier, Ben Caldecott, Stefano Battiston (to be confirmed), Patrick Bolton (to be confirmed) and Peter Tankov.

The Banque de France has decided in 2018 to fund a Prize for young researchers aimed at advancing the frontiers of knowledge in Green Finance. The conference will host, for its 2019 edition, the award session of this prize.
The conference will profit from the expertise of the members of the selection committee to touch upon a few research issues relevant for the appropriation of climate risks by the financial sector.

15:00-15:25 Coffee Break

15:30-16:45 Policy panel: making the integration of climate risk concrete for the financial sector 

Moderator: Michel Cardona, Senior Advisor – Financial Sector, Risks and Climate Change – I4CE

Alan Sheppard, Head of Insurance Policy, PRA, Prudential Regulation Authority, Bank of England

Dr Ma Jun, PBOC

Morgan Després, Head of Secretariat, Network for greening the financial system –NGFS-, Deputy Head, Financial Stability Division, Banque de France

Martin Spolc,  Head of the Sustainable Finance and Fintech unit, European Commission’s Directorate General for Financial Services.

The policy response to climate change is a main factor for the transition. The central banks and the supervisory authorities are public authorities that can help the financial sector play their part in the transition, be it imperfectly. The panel will allow leading institutions to share information on their policy and agenda in this field.

16:45-16:55 Concluding remarks

Jean-Michel Beacco, CEO at Institut Louis Bachelier.





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