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Climate policy and net zero: the road to COP26

A month after Earth Day and a major US-convened climate summit, and with just five months to go until COP26, how close are governments worldwide to implementing policies that will achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, and what should investors prioritise in climate policy advocacy?
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Edward Baker, PRI|Peter Betts, Strategic Counsel UK Cabinet Office COP26|Emma Lindberg, Folksam Group|Sagarika Chatterjee,PRI
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