Is it too much to hope for a climate revolution in finance this year? It needn't be

Promising signs afoot

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Faith Ward of Brunel Pension Partnership
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Faith Ward of Brunel Pension Partnership

The world is suddenly awash with major climate pledges.

Take the past few months. In September, the world's biggest emitter - China - pledged to go carbon neutral by 2060. In the same month, the EU committed to reduce emissions by at least 55% by 2030. Last December, the UK published a plan to achieve a 68% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the decade. This month, the world's second-biggest polluter - the US - signed the Paris Agreement (again). Momentum is gathering. It is always easy to dismiss such announcements as gesture politics. In this instance, that would be a mistake. Hawksmoor's Clark: Three global sustai...

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