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Policy inertia must end in the wake of COP26

Jovi Ho
Jovi Ho12/9/2021 9:6 PM GMT+08  • 5 min read
Policy inertia must end in the wake of COP26
"After some of the fallout from Glasgow, this inertia will be overcome — sooner, definitely, than later."
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As the climate crisis looms, more money is pouring into purported solutions. But such ambition, often from the private sector, is hampered by a lagging public sector, says Associate Professor Winston Chow of the Singapore Management University.

“The policy inertia that seems to have taken root — that has been the cause of what Greta Thunberg has said: ‘30 years of blah, blah, blah.’ The ‘blah, blah, blah’ has to stop,” says Chow.

However, following last month’s conclusion of the 2021 United Nations climate change conference — otherwise known as the COP26 summit, governments may soon get serious about tackling emissions, he adds. “I’m very heartened. I would think that after some of the fallout from Glasgow, this inertia will be overcome — sooner, definitely, than later.”

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