On 27th February, Mark Carney launched the ‘COP26 Private Finance Agenda’ at the Guildhall in London.
The overarching goal of the Agenda is that every professional financial decision will need to take climate change into account. There will be a framework for reporting, risk management and returns which will embed these considerations and help finance a whole economy transition. To achieve net zero, every company, bank, insurer and investor will need to adjust their business models for a low carbon world.
The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) at the SEC in Glasgow on 9 – 20 November 2020. The climate talks will be the biggest international summit the UK has ever hosted.