29
Sep
2021
Countdown to COP: Commitments and Consequences

16.00 CEST

Santander Insights is a series of virtual dialogues that we launched in 2020 as a means to maintain public debate on crucial issues through the COVID confinement and subsequent restrictions.

The run-up to COP26 is bringing into ever sharper relief the trade-offs, challenges and pitfalls of the greening of the economy, including for financial services. Competing taxonomies and conflicting priorities, criteria and timelines are some of the hurdles facing governments, multilateral organizations, businesses other stakeholders who will gather in Glasgow in November. In the balance is whether governments can address the climate challenge in a collaborative, cooperative way or give way to fragmentation and competition. 

 

Ana Botín

Group Executive Chairman, Banco Santander

 

Pascal Canfin

MEP and Chair, Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

 

Pilar Cruz

Chief Sustainability Officer, Cargill

 

Patricia Espinosa

Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

 

Leonardo Martínez-Díaz

Senior Advisor for Climate U.S. Department of State

Moderator

 

James Harding

Founder, Tortoise