Stranded Down Under? Environment related factors changing China’s demand for coal and what this means for Australian coal assets
University of Oxford, 2013
Stranded assets are assets that have suffered from unanticipated or premature write-downs, devaluations or conversion to liabilities, and they can be caused by a range of environment-related risks. This report argues that investors, businesses and communities, as well as state governments and the federal government in Australia, could be affected by a slowdown in China’s demand for coal. This changing demand and lower prices could result in stranded coal assets or increase the risk of asset stranding in Australia.