COP26: what does climate transition mean for markets?

By Jim Leaviss

With COP26 underway in Glasgow, I caught up on Friday with Fund Manager Randeep Somel who works on climate solutions strategies and has been following the conference. I asked him what progress is being made and what the implications might be for markets. How much debt will governments need to issue to achieve their targets and could the trillions of green investment needed lead to Greenflation in an already inflationary economy? And could we see a market-based solution to emissions in the form of a global carbon taxation framework? We discussed whether COP26 has been a success, the roles of the US, China and Russia and the biggest challenges that remain.

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.

Jim Leaviss

Job Title: CIO Public Fixed Income

Specialist Subjects: Macro economics and fixed interest asset allocation

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