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Uniting the world to tackle climate change
- 31 October to 12 November 2021.

Keep up to date with all of the latest developments, news and key announcements.


See how we are helping one forward looking property developer to create the latest eco friendly homes.

Breaking news: Close Brothers Asset Finance funds large photovoltaic (PV) system for Staveley Mill Yard ‘green’ business park

The 1,533 roof-mounted solar panels, and nine Tesla Powerwall Batteries – installed by Genfit - will supply around 593MWh of power annually to the business park’s tenants, helping make it more sustainable while also saving significant costs.
Close Brothers Asset Finance funds large photovoltaic (PV) system for Staveley Mill Yard ‘green’ business park

Listen to our new podcast: Building for the Future

Now is the time for the industry to decide how we can build more sustainably and deliver. Listen to the first episode in our brand-new podcast series alongside the property industry’s most well-read magazine Show House.
Podcast: Building for the Future

COP26 Conference schedule

Each day, the conference will focus on a specific issue or theme:

Week 1   Week 2  
Sunday 31 October Opening of Negotiations. Monday 8 November Adaption, Loss and Damage: A focus on practical solutions to adapt to climate change.
Monday 1 & Tuesday 2 November World Leader’s Summit: This is where heads of states will meet and invited to put forward their proposals towards net zero. Tuesday 9 November

Gender: A focus on gender equality and the role that women can play in climate action.

Science and Action: In tandem, there will also be a focus on the research and technology that can aid us in meeting the ambitions set.    

Wednesday 3 November     Finance: A focus on how public and private finances can be mobilised to achieve targets. Wednesday 10 November Transport: a focus on the move to a zero-emissions transport system.
Thursday 4 November  Energy: A focus on how to accelerate the transition to clean energy.     Thursday 11 November Cities, Regions and Built Environment: This will consider how to advance action where we live.
Friday 5 November Youth and Public Empowerment: This aims to give prominent young campaigners a platform and highlight the importance of the role the public can play in taking climate action. Friday 12 November  Close of Negotiations.
Saturday 6 November Nature: This will consider the importance of nature and sustainable land use.    


We will be monitoring announcements at COP26 and will be providing short updates for the key announcements so keep checking back for update throughout the conference.


Our Responsibility

Sustainability is fundamental to our purpose

It’s present in everything we do, from our decision making in how we write business, to the ways in which we support and engage our colleagues, and the care and consideration we place on the environment and the communities we operate in.

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