COP26, the annual UN climate conference, will be held in Glasgow in November 2021. The conference is significant – representing the world’s last chance to tackle climate change. The PRI is prioritising COP26, focusing on government ambition and investor climate action. Finance is a key theme for COP26, with global investors having a key role to play in the financing transition.

Why COP26 matters

The goal of Glasgow is to raise climate ambition. Presently, country commitments made alongside the Paris Agreement are insufficient – they put the world on course for a 3 degree temperature rise. COP26 is the chance to put this right. Countries need to commit to halving global emissions from current levels by 2030 to put the world on track for 1.5 degrees, according to UNEP.

How the PRI is responding to COP26

The PRI’s plans focus on:


Policy briefing: The road to COP26

A significant acceleration of action is needed to if we are to meet the Paris Agreement goals. This PRI briefing provides recommendations for policymakers to support ambitious commitments and take decisive action at COP26 to deliver the needed emissions cuts this decade and a net-zero economy by 2050.

We are encouraging parties to the Paris Agreement in:

Investor collaboration and leadership

We are encouraging PRI signatories to work together in:


The PRI is holding a COP26 webinar series with the London Stock Exchange Group.

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