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.
Between 1 and 12 November 2021 in Glasgow, world leaders will meet 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.
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.
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As hydrogen continues to be explored as a potential alternative to fossil fuels, a growing number of countries are producing national hydrogen strategies to provide long-term signals for investors and meet decarbonisation targets.
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.
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