08 Jun 2021

What is COP26 – and why should businesses care?

The UK will be hosting the climate change conference COP26 in November 2021. Over 200 nations will be pledging new carbon reduction targets to fight climate change. Businesses will be impacted significantly regardless of the exact outcome of the conference. Changes will be needed within corporate strategy, governance, financing and operations. 

To help make sense of COP26, we have set out a guide explaining what COP26 is and why businesses should care, including what the conference will cover and what impact it could have to the corporate world.

This is the first publication of our ‘Path to COP26’ series, which provides insight on sustainability and the corporate world. Subscribe to the series here.


What is COP26

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Jeff Twentyman
Partner, Head of Sustainability at Slaughter and May
George Murray
Senior Professional Support Lawyer at Slaughter and May