It’s half time in Glasgow at the COP 26 conference where the world has gathered to thrash out the next steps in the fight against climate change. GlobalCapital, which has been reporting from the front lines of ESG finance since the concept’s inception, has boots on the ground at the event (and not on the other side of Scotland, like CNN) while we have also been involved in a special collaborative project with our sister publications in the Euromoney Institutional Investor stable to bring you — completely free — the most important news, analysis and opinion from the capital markets; banking and finance; and the legal, insurance and tax sectors among others around the latest developments in Glasgow and from the wider green transition (go to euromoney.com/COP26 for more).
On the podcast this week, we discuss the GFanz initiative — Mark Carney’s $130tr plan to fund the green transition — and what it can and can’t achieve. We examine the UK’s plans to force companies to consider their path to net zero and we look into one of the biggest problems facing COP 26: funding the developing world through the climate crisis.
Finally, we take a look at what the second week of COP 26 holds in store.