The fossil fuel industry stands to lose $34 trillion in revenues in the next two decades if a strong outcome is achieved at the Paris climate change talks. These 7 graphs highlight what is at stake as more than 140 global leaders and 40,000 people converge on Paris for these key negotiations.
Articles by Giles Parkinson
Giles Parkinson is a journalist of 30 years experience, a former Business Editor and Deputy Editor of the Financial Review, a columnist for The Bulletin magazine and The Australian, and the former editor of Climate Spectator.
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