James Stevenson

IHS Markit

Executive Director, Coal, Metals & Mining Group

James Stevenson, Executive Director, leads the global research team for the Coal, Metals & Mining group. Dr. Stevenson’s expertise includes supply-demand dynamics of the international coal, iron ore, and ferrous scrap markets, price forecasting, transportation, and export logistics and infrastructure. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Dr. Stevenson spent five years in coal trading, most recently as Vice President, Coal Analysis, at Mercuria Energy Trading, Inc., and before that as Coal Strategist at Louis Dreyfus Highbridge Energy. Prior to that, he worked at Eraring Energy in the Australian utility industry. Dr. Stevenson holds undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Sydney in Australia, and a PhD from Yale University.

Sessions With James Stevenson

Friday, 5 March

  • 07:30am - 08:00am (CST) / 05/mar/2021 01:30 pm - 05/mar/2021 02:00 pm

    Strategic Dialogue

    Geopolitics & Carbon Neutrality: The future of coal

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy Power & Renewables Geopolitics/Policy/Regulatory Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability Decarbonization Pathways

    The global coal industry is increasingly being influenced by geopolitics, with trade wars upending the thermal and metallurgical coal markets in recent months. Is this kind of market distortion a sign of things to come? As more and more of the world pledges carbon neutrality targets, where does coal fit in? In a coal market where geopolitics and carbon neutrality are becoming greater drivers, how can companies manage the associated risks?