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Climate Change Transition Risk on Sovereign Bond Markets

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Other Authors: Sklibosios Nikitopoulos, Christina [Author] • Puente-Moncayo, Diego [Author] • Richards, Kylie-Anne [Author] • Ryan, Laura Simone [Author]
Type of Resource: E-Book
Language: English
[S.l.] SSRN [2021]
Source: Verbunddaten SWB
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Summary: We challenge the narrative that climate change transition risk is not being priced into sovereign bond markets. Climate change transition risk, as measured by carbon dioxide emissions, natural resources rents and renewable energy consumption, are factored into sovereign bond yields (and spreads) by investors. Using a sample of data from 23 advanced and 16 developing markets from 2000-2019, we show countries with lower carbon emissions incur a lower risk premium on sovereign borrowing costs. Moreover, advanced countries willing to reduce their earnings from natural resources rents and to some extent, increase renewable energy consumption are associated with lower sovereign borrowing cost. In contrast, developing countries with strong dependence on natural resources, or restricted renewable energy consumption incur lower sovereign borrowing cost. Thus, advanced economies who perform poorly in managing their climate transition, may encounter increased sovereign borrowing costs, liquidity constraints, reduced capacity to effectively manage climate transition and the inability to finance economic recovery from severe climate shocks or natural disasters. The necessity to support developing countries to meet climate change targets also emerges. Given the threat climate change poses to the global economy, we hypothesise an increase in the significance of transition risk factors as determinants of sovereign bond yields
Item Description: Nach Informationen von SSRN wurde die ursprüngliche Fassung des Dokuments August 9, 2021 erstellt
Physical Description: 1 Online-Ressource (42 p)
DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.3861350
Access: Open Access