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Don’t dismiss COP26 as greenwashing: positives and negatives from Glasgow

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Don’t dismiss COP26 as greenwashing: positives and negatives from Glasgow

Wednesday 10 November 2021 – Vol.12 Ed.45.3

Commentary: Progress but no victory at COP26

By Danae Kyriakopoulou

Never before has a United Nations climate summit been attended by so many financial institutions. Not everyone is viewing the financialisation of the COP as a positive, with activist Greta Thunberg describing it as a ‘global north greenwash festival’. While there are elements of truth to this and legitimate concerns around equal participation, dismissing the whole process as greenwashing is unfair, unhelpful and analytically lazy. Finance is a powerful lever, and one that is desperately needed.

Read the full commentary on the website.

Meeting: Sustainable finance convergence versus divergence in international standards, regulation and investment

Tuesday 30 November 13:00-14:15

This roundtable convened with Luxembourg for Finance will discuss convergence versus divergence in international standards, regulation and investments. Topics will include the role of public and private actors, taxonomies, disclosure and reporting frameworks and developments in sustainable assets, capital and financial products.

Register to attend here.

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