Rathbone Greenbank's Day: 'We need to try harder, but we are on the right track'

COP26 Interview

Pedro Gonçalves
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Nicola Day, deputy head of Rathbone Green Bank Investments, at COP26
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Nicola Day, deputy head of Rathbone Green Bank Investments, at COP26

Nicola Day, deputy head of Rathbone Greenbank Investments, talks to Pedro Gonçalves at COP26 on progress achieved in Glasgow, the paths for a just transition and the role of investors in pushing for net zero.

As we enter the final hours of COP26, was this summit a success or a failure? I think it is a success if the pledges, the commitments, the ambitions that have been stated, do turn into action. But also more needs to be done. It is successful from a point of view that it is a starting point. But it is not a success in that we have not seen the things on the ground take place. We know from the scientific community, that the pledges that are going through will not get us to 1.5ºC, the best estimates at the moment, puts us at 1.8ºC or 1.9ºC. So we are still above where we need to be. From tha...

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