edie's latest COP26 Primer report focuses on climate finance
As part of the brand-new Countdown to COP26 Festival of digital content and events, edie has this week launched its latest "Primer Report" which provides need-to-know insights into the key themes of this year's crucial climate talks. Up next: Climate Finance.
edie’s COP26 Primer Reports are about seizing the green opportunity. Produced in the run-up to the official talks, this mini-series of reports are based on the five key themes of COP26: Clean Energy, Clean Transport, Climate Resilience, Nature-Based Solutions, and Climate Finance.
First up in the new series was edie's Clean Energy Primer report, which can be accessed here. Up next in the series is the Climate Finance Primer.
This report, sponsored by UL, examines how crucial green finance is in driving the net-zero transition and overcoming the climate crisis. It also explores the role that COP26 will have in creating new tipping points for nations to seize the economic, societal and planetary benefits of shifting finance streams towards a sustainable future.
From the enablers and accelerators to the global climate finance movement, to the political challenges and consequences of failing to pivot away from supporting carbon-intensive sectors, this report acts as a timely state-of-play for global efforts to deliver a green recovery and kickstart the net-zero trajectory.
The report, published as part of edie’s Countdown to COP26 Festival, features a foreword from Industry Tracker’s managing director Carole Ferguson on how the green revolution can be financed.
“Leading companies have committed to net zero targets and are responding to the requirement for better disclosure under the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) framework,” Ferguson states in the report.
“However, these ambitious targets need to be backed up by detailed actionable plans. These plans with the right regulatory signals can tap into the opportunities and interest in the green finance world and achieve tangible impacts in combating climate change.”
Countdown to COP26
Supported by headline partner O2, edie's Countdown to COP26 Festival will inform and inspire businesses to seize the opportunity of the crucial UN climate talks which are being held in Glasgow this November. The Festival will run from May through to October, kicking off with this flagship eponymous virtual event on 20 May.
Festival events confirmed so far (more details to follow):
- Countdown to COP26 inaugural event (20 May)
- Sustainable Investment Conference (12-13 July)
- Energy & Transport Forum (15 July)
- Climate adaptation & Nature-Based Solution online event (9 September)
- High-level roundtable of COP26/business leaders (9 September)
- “SPARK” COP26-themed workshop day (5 October)
The Festival programme will also be supported by a plethora of articles, interviews, blogs, reports and guides delivered by edie’s award-winning editorial team. This began last month with the publication of a must-read business guide – edie Explains: The business opportunity of COP26 – which includes a full summary of what we know so far about the talks, who's involved, and what your organisation can do to realise the aims of COP26. READ THE COP26 BUSINESS GUIDE HERE.