A breath of fresh air: Does 2021 bring new hope to tackle the climate crisis?

Challenges ahead of November's COP26 summit

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Vicki Bakshi of BMO Global Asset Management
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Vicki Bakshi of BMO Global Asset Management

With Joe Biden now confirmed as the next US President after a tumultuous post-election period, and the Democrats now in control of the Senate, the US political landscape has been completely transformed.

One of the issues this will have a major impact on is climate change, and the prospects for the success of the critical COP26 negotiations in Glasgow. Originally scheduled for November 2020, the meeting was put on hold by the pandemic. Had the negotiations taken place on the original date, though, it is almost impossible to imagine them having a successful outcome. The US is a key player in the meeting, but in November was mired in uncertainty and preoccupied with its own domestic challenges. 'A year of dramatic progress': What does 2021 have in store for ESG? The postponement to t...

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