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October 25, 2021

Moody’s at COP26

The 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26) will run from 31 October to 12 November in Glasgow, Scotland. The event will bring together governments from around the world, as well as leaders from across business, finance and civil society, to discuss and agree on accelerated climate action.

This COP summit is considered particularly important as it marks the fifth conference since the Paris Climate Agreement (COP21).  With rising incidences of extreme weather worldwide – from devastating floods in Europe to catastrophic wildfires and storms in the US and beyond – and the latest IPCC report finding that human influence on climate change is “unequivocal”, millions of eyes globally will be on Glasgow as decision-makers convene.

Moody’s will be participating in COP26, engaging in a wide range of discussions to share our insights and expertise and support the call for collective effort from across the entire financial industry to address climate change. We will be  speaking at a number of events, including the World Climate Summit and the Sustainable Innovation Forum. We will also have an exhibition booth, online and in-person, at the Sustainable Innovation Forum from 8-10 November.

Our event highlights during COP include:

  • World Climate Summit: The Investment COP, 7-8 November
    o  An event by World Climate Foundation @ COP26
    o  Join us for the opening session of Day 2.
            ▪ 09:00 GMT:  Accelerating Ambition Loops -Linking Policy, Innovation & Investments to Achieve a Green Transition. Rahul Ghosh, MD, Outreach & Research, joins the panel.
  • Sustainable Innovation Forum, 8 – 10 November
    o An event by Climate Action @COP26
    o  Join us on 8th November for the following panels:
           ▪ 12:50 GMT: Paving the way for SMEs towards Net Zero Pathways, featuring Andrea Blackman, MD, Global Head of ESG;
            ▪ 14:40 GMT: How is Sustainable Finance Shifting the Future of Investing? Mainstreaming climate adaption into existing policies, featuring Emilie Mazzacurati, MD, Global Head of Climate Solutions
  • Defining and advancing systemic resilience, 8 November
    o  An event chaired by CCRI at the UK Pavilion (Blue Zone) at COP26 featuring Marie Diron, MD, Sovereign and Sub-Sovereign Credit Risk

For the latest on upcoming events, please visit Moody’s Sustainability in Focus channel and the “Moody’s on Climate” campaign hub at  

We will also feature highlights from COP on our dedicated climate blog, Feedback Loop