Shifts & Narratives #3 - The ‘make it or break it moment’: why investors should care about COP26?

The Conference of the Parties (COP)26 in Glasgow has been hailed as a turning point in the global fight regarding climate change amid a new US administration and a long and strenuous exit from the Covid-19 pandemic. Six years on from the Paris agreement, the objective is clear: limit the temperature rise to 1.5°C above preindustrial averages, which means reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050, and cutting them by half this decade.

Currently we are not on the right track. In 2021, carbon emissions are set to rise at the secondfastest annual pace on record – second only to the rebound after the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) in 2008. This runs counter to the growing narrative from policymakers and the private sector, who claim that climate change is the top priority on the global agenda.

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