Reflections on COP26: Meaningful progress or more “blah, blah, blah”?

View on the Royal Exchange Building and the Bank Of England in the city of London

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference literally ended in tears, with the summit’s president Alok Sharma delivering an emotional apology over a watered-down commitment to “phase down” coal. But is it fair to think of the event as a failure? Are critics such as Greta Thunberg right to decry “empty promises” and a lack of action?

In this podcast, featuring a panel of Invesco experts who were delegates at the conference, we share our insights on some of the decisions reached in Glasgow – and, just as importantly, some of those that were not.

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