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Whatever part of the chain is targeted, the impacts will be felt throughout the chain, beginning with the downstream arm. One factor governing the choice of target is the ease and cost with which the policy instrument can be applied. Political sensitivity is another important factor. Until 10 years ago, the policy choice would almost certainly have been command and control, wherein a regulation is passed and enforced. Now we have a much greater range of possibilities, many of them developed in the field of environmental finance, whereby environmental objectives can be achieved using market forces.

Fossil fuels are used to provide transportation during its operating phase and during the prolonged refurbishments that many plants have undergone. More energy is used in the decommissioning phase. ’’ Furthermore, the fuel supply is much more secure than oil and gas. Why, then, is the solution not entirely obvious, and why have very few plants been built in the past 20 years—none in the industrialized world with the sole exception of Finland? For critics of nuclear power, concerns fall into the four groups of issues outlined below: 1.

Indeed, reports have been published warning of the potential exposures in all segments of the sector (see, for example, ACF 2006; Lloyd’s 2006). Companies in the financial services sector have a dual responsibility: the first is to prepare themselves for the negative effects that climate change may have on both their clients and their own business. The second role of the financial sector is to provide products and services that will help mitigate the economic risks of a carbon-constrained society.

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