12 December 2022

Dr Ian Cochran, from the University of Edinburgh Business School, was an observer in Sharm El-Sheikh at COP27. He says that, although the climate conference was important, combatting climate change must begin at home.
Fighting climate change must begin at home

It is now a month since UN Secretary-General António Guterres opened COP27 with a reminder that we are on "a highway to climate hell with our foot on the accelerator", and the outcomes are provoking mixed emotions.

Dr Ian Cochran attended COP27 as an observer from the University of Edinburgh Business School and believes there are two overarching challenges remaining for 2023:

  • getting the domestic policy right that actually allows progress and for COPs to succeed
  • ensuring the financial sector move from words to action and reduce the growing risk of ‘net zero greenwashing’ in practice

Read the full article in DIGIT News

Dr Ian Cochran teaches on the Executive Education programme Climate Change Risk in Finance for financial professionals, enrolling now.