COP26 and the Climate Finance Bubble

Targeted private capital will play a critical role in ensuring nations meet the Paris Agreement’s emission reduction targets  

Svenja Telle 3 November, 2021 | 4:57PM
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Public clamour for climate action is rising

Public demand for action on climate change is rising. According to a YouGov poll published in the UK last year, more than two thirds (67%) of people want the UK's government to be a world leader on climate policy.

But away from the showy glitz and glamour of COP26's celebrity and business star participants, it is apparent that governments cannot do it alone. Private capital (and backroom deals) will be essential if voters want the planet to be able to cash the political cheques its world leaders are now writing.

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Svenja Telle  is Venture Capital Analyst, Climate Tech & ESG, at Pitchbook, a Morningstar company