Climate Change Authority’s COP26 Events

Climate Change Authority

The Climate Change Authority is pleased to announce we will be hosting two events at the COP26 international climate conference. . These events will be held at the Australian Pavilion in Glasgow and also livestreamed and made available on demand via our website and COP26 tour page.

Trade and investment trends in a decarbonising world

3 November 8:00-9:00pm AEDT (Syd/Melb/CBR); 9:00-10:00am GMT (Glasgow).

At this event, the Climate Change Authority will bring together a panel of experts to launch its latest report, Trade and investment trends in a decarbonising world , and present its insights into how Australia can respond to these trends: by viewing reducing emissions not as a cost, but as a source of competitive advantage.

As the world progresses towards net zero emissions, governments, investors and consumers will increasingly favour lower and zero emissions products. Decisions in one part of the world will reverberate along global supply chains, presenting challenges and opportunities for a country like Australia.

Join the Chair, Grant King, and Chief Executive Officer, Brad Archer, of the Climate Change Authority live along with keynote speakers Guy Debelle, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Jennifer Westacott AO, Chief Executive Officer of the Business Council of Australia, and Stephen Fitzgerald AO, Chairman and Founding Partner of Affirmative Investment Management, as they discuss what it will take for Australia to prosper in a decarbonising world.

To register for this event, click here. The event will be held online and livestreamed in Glasgow as part of the Australian Pavilion’s program of events at COP26 on November 3. It will also be aired at the Australian Pavilion as a prerecording at 14:30-15:30 GMT on November 10.

Event pitch and speaker bios [PDF]

Trade and investment report

Establishing a regional carbon bubble in the Indo-Pacific

8 November 8:30-10:00pm AEDT (Syd/Melb/CBR); 9:30-11:00am GMT (Glasgow).

Through the COP26 Australia Pavilion, the Climate Change Authority will bring together a panel of experts from across government and other institutions in Australia and the Indo-Pacific region to explore the concept of a carbon “bubble” in the Indo-Pacific region, and discuss the opportunities and challenges it could present.

Moderated by the Chair of the Climate Change Authority, Mr Grant King, the discussion will focus on how Australia and its Indo-Pacific partners could leverage existing partnerships and collaboration and build on established institutional arrangements to support the development and scaling of a transparent, high-integrity carbon market, or “bubble”, in the region.

Confirmed panellists include:

  • Shinichi Kihara, Deputy Director-General for Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI)
  • Hyoeun Jenny Kim, Ambassador and Deputy Minister for Climate Change in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea
  • Ibu Laksmi Dhewanthi, Director General, Climate Change, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Government of Indonesia
  • James Larsen, Climate Coordinator, Deputy Secretary at Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australia
  • David Parker AM, Chair of the Australian Clean Energy Regulator
  • Meg O’Neill, Chief Executive Officer, Woodside Energy

To register for this event, click here. The event will take place online and at the Australian Pavilion in Glasgow.

Event pitch and speaker bios [PDF]

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