We consider what the COP26 summit and the broader global change agenda means for the Africa Region.
COP26 and Beyond
Between 1 and 12 November 2021 in Glasgow, world leaders met at COP26, a global climate summit, to negotiate and agree the rules that will set us on a pathway to net zero by 2050.
Businesses in every country and sector will have a role to play in supporting governments to meet their emission reduction targets. Some will be climate winners, and others will unfortunately lose out. The ability to identify and mitigate climate risks early on will be a critical competitive advantage for companies seeking to seize opportunities, and for those who must pivot to survive.
Our dedicated COP26 page delivers key insights that will help position your business to solve the climate change-related challenges and crises that arise and convert risk into opportunity.
The COP26 conference has by no means guaranteed a 1.5 degree future, but it has galvanised the international community in pursuit of this goal and reinforced the mechanisms towards cutting emissions.
COP26 is considered the most important climate conference since the signing of the Paris Agreement in 2015 at COP21. We look at the geopolitical context and the urgency for action.
As the annual UN climate conference approaches, we examine the policy areas that will attract scrutiny in the weeks before, and during the conference.
In 2009 wealthy countries pledged to mobilise USD 100bn a year by 2020 to help developing countries’ climate change response. COVID-19 has hampered efforts, but climate finance will return as a top issue at the forthcoming COP26.
Access to green capital is crucial for Asia’s transition to a low carbon future, but an absence of a robust regulatory and financial framework risks derailing it.
Control Risks experts discuss why climate change is rapidly becoming the most important factor for domestic policy, foreign policy and business strategy.
What are the key political risks associated with renewable energy investments and how can investors mitigate these risks at the different stages of investment decision-making?
Analysis of the key risks and the actions of environmental activists towards those perceived as having a divergence between messaging and action.
Is renewable energy development the silver bullet for global climate change? Such projects across Asia’s emerging markets actually come with hidden costs, such as social and human rights risks.
ESG-focused fund inflows into Asia are growing, but a lack of universal standards and conflicting development goals among regional governments mean that investors must develop a more bespoke approach.
ESG and Sustainable Business
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