Unlocking climate transformation in Australia and the Pacific: Shaping the potential of COP 31
1 November, 2023 | ICC Sydney
The opportunity for Australia and the Pacific to host a potentially transformative COP 31 is one of great significance. This could accelerate progress for Australia towards net-zero emissions in line with limiting warming to 1.5 degrees and bring much needed climate technology, investment and infrastructure to our Pacific neighbours.
COP 31 collaboration
We invite voices from across diverse sectors to craft a proposed vision for COP 31. One that accelerates global progress towards net-zero emissions and places the restoration of nature and the well-being and justice of all communities front and centre.
Leaders from across charities and local community; Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Pacific communities; climate and environment; business and investment; policy and research are coming together with the objective of supporting a whole-of-society approach to COP 31.
Agenda at a glance
1:15pm Acknowledgement of Country and introductions
1:30pm Bringing the First Nations voice into COP
1:40pm What is a climate COP?
2:00pm Pacific perspectives
2:30pm Panel – Unlocking climate transformation in Australia and the Pacific
3:15pm Coffee break
3:45pm: Roundtable discussions to shape thinking on “Designing a Transformative COP 31”
Community Led Resilience
Climate Finance & Investment
Beyond Fossil Fuels
4:45pm Report back and audience discussion
5:50pm Summary and next steps
Subject to change
Meet our speakers
Falakiko (Frankie) Kiutau
Meet our facilitators
Rachel Sapery James
COP 31 Base Camp Report
This report captures the dialogue from the inaugural COP 31 Base Camp in Sydney. An inspiringly diverse group of more than 200 representatives from community groups, business, government, financial institutions, and academia came together to discuss the opportunity for an Australia Pacific COP 31 and the longer-term opportunities this could bring for climate, nature and all stakeholders.
Acknowledgement of country
Impact X respects and acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise their rich cultures and connections to land, sea and community. Together, we commit to building a sustainable future together.