Road to COP26—exploring the role of private finance

Road to COP26—exploring the role of private finance

How can private finance help tackle climate change, and is there a role for it in the run-up to COP26 and beyond?

This November, the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) will take place, where delegates from around the world will meet to finalise negotiations on the functioning of the Paris Agreement. In its role as president of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), the UK has pledged to show domestic leadership on climate action. One of the focus areas of COP26 is the role of private finance in achieving the emission reduction goals of the Paris Agreement. As put by the COP26 Finance Hub, ‘every company, bank, insurer and investor will have to adjust their business models, develop credible plans for the transition and implement them’.

In the latest instalment in our series of News Analysis preceding COP26, Kiran Arora and Dominic Gregory, partners, and William Rowell, trainee solicitor, of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP discuss the four main objectives of private finance work identified in the pre-COP26 strategy report, Building A Private Finance System for Net Zero, and how they are set to be delivered.

Read the full article here: The road to COP26—exploring the role of private finance


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