A ‘must read’ in times of devastation caused by climate change, the Bank for International Settlements has released a book titled ‘The Green Swan – Climate change and financial system stability: what role for central banks, regulators and supervisors?’. The book considers challenges of climate change and how to address these new risks within central banks’ financial stability mandate. Importantly, it notes that traditional backward-looking risk assessments and existing climate-economic models cannot anticipate accurately enough the form that climate-related risks will take. These include ‘green swan’ risks: potentially extremely financially disruptive events that could be behind the next systemic financial crisis.
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