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Australia's global climate summit returns to Sydney

Accelerate climate and nature action and shape a future, transformative COP for Australia and the Pacific

Global insights from 200+ Impact X speakers

A multi-stakeholder event where leaders from government, business, science and technology will come together to drive unprecedented collaboration in climate action. New speakers announced weekly.

Paul Hawken-2

Paul Hawken

Environmentalist, entrepreneur, author, economist and activist
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Kristen Tilley

Ambassador for Climate Change, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Luiz Alberto Figueiredo

Luiz Alberto Figueiredo

Brazilian Ambassador for Climate Change
Samantha Johnson

Samantha Johnson

CEO, Polestar Australia
Judy Slatyer

Judy Slatyer

Chair, NSW Net Zero Emissions & Clean Energy Board
Ralph Regenvanu

Ralph Regenvanu

Minister of Climate Change Adaptation, Vanuatu
June Oscar

June Oscar AO

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner
John Thwaites

John Thwaites

Chair – Monash Sustainable Development Institute & Climateworks Centre
Deo Prasad

Deo Prasad

CEO NSW Decarbonisation Innovation Hub

Susan Moylan-Coombs

Founder & Director, Gaimaragal Group
Beyhad Jafari

Beyhad Jafari

CEO, Electric Vehicle Council Australia

Lisa McLean

Chief Executive Officer, Circular Australia
Kado Muir

Kado Muir

Chair, National Native Title Council
Christina Tonkin

Christina Tonkin

MD, Corporate Finance, ANZ
Frances Reupena

Frances Reupena

CEO, Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment, Somoa
Charles Goddard

Charles Goddard

Editorial Director at Economist Impact Unit
Lynette Mayne

Lynette Mayne

CoChair & Executive Chair, Climate Leaders coalition & the B-Team

Dermott O'Gorman

CEO, WWF Australia
Satya T

Satya Tripathi

Secretary General, Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet (GASP)
Rachael Lowry

Rachel Lowry

Chief Conservation Officer, WWF Australia
John Chadwick

Jon Chadwick

Partner, Energy Transition, PWC

James Leape

Senior Fellow and Co-Director, Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University
Matthew Falzon (1)

Matthew Falzon

Co-CEO, LMS Energy

Jeremy Liddle 

Executive Director, Third Hemisphere
Eric S

Eric Solheim

Former Minsiter, Norway & UNEP & Under-Sec Gen.UN
Monica Richter

Monica Richter

Senior Manager, Low Carbon Futures, WWF
Helen Rowe

Helen Rowe

Transport Program Impact Manager, Climateworks Centre
Heidi Lee-1

Heidi Lee

CEO, Beyond Zero Emissions
Tim Grant-2

Tim Grant

Founder & Director of Lifecycles
John G

John Gertsakis

Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence
Phil harrison

Phil Harrison

CEO, Conservation Volunteers Australia
Simon Dorries

Simon Dorries

CEO, Responsible Wood
Tony Boatman

Tony Boatman

Co Founder, Impact X
Tim Silverwood

Tim Silverwood

Co-Founder, Ocean Impact Organisation
Peter Bryant

Peter Bryant

Board Chair, Clareo. Co-Founder, The Development Partner Institute
Jas Chambers

Jas Chambers

Chair & Co-founder, Ocean Decade Australia
Alison Scotland

Alison Scotland

Executive Director at Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council
Kane Thornton

Kane Thornton

Chief Executive Officer, Clean Energy Council

Katelyn Bonato

Partner, Energy Transition, PwC
Felipe Daguila

Felipe Daguila

Chief Commercial Officer, Terrascope

Participate in one of six working groups. 

Impact X working groups bring together leaders from across the country and the Asia Pacific region to discuss and identify the priority breakthroughs needed to accelerate the transition to a net zero, nature positive economy.

Facilitator: Monica Richter, Senior Manager, Low carbon futures, WWF

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Facilitator: Helen Rowe, Transport Program Impact Manager, Climateworks Centre   


Facilitator: Sharelle Polack, Senior Manager of Sustainable Agriculture, WWF 


Facilitator: Deo Prasad, Professor, Built Environment, UNSW   


Facilitator: Heidi LeeChief Executive Officer, Beyond Zero Emissions


Facilitator: Daniel Zavattiero, GM Climate & Energy, Minerals Council of Australia


Join one of six sector breakouts focussing on 2030 targets. EV transition, Circular Economy, Scope 3 Emissions, Forests, Oceans, Indigenous knowledge systems. 


Facilitator: Behyad Jafari, Chief Executive Officer, Electric Vehicle Council 


Facilitator: Lisa McLean, Chief Executive Officer, Circular Australia 


Facilitator: Lynette Mayne, Co-Chair, Climate Leaders Coalition, Executive Chair, The B Team  


Facilitator: Rachel Lowry, Chief Conservation Officer, WWF Australia   


Facilitator: Charles Goddard, Editorial Director, Economist Impact   


Facilitator: Susan Moylan-Coombs, Founding Director, Gaimaragal Group 


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Some of our past speakers

Johan R

Johan Rockstram

Professor & Director, the Potsdam Institute 


Andrew Forrest

Andrew Forrest

Chair & Founder, Fortescue Metals Group

Jeniffer Westacott IX Summit 2023

Jennifer Westacott

Chief Executive Officer, Business Council of Australia

Mike Cannon Brookes IX summit 2023

Mike Cannon-Brookes

Co-founder & Co-Chief Executive Officer, Atlassian

Help drive the net zero, nature positive transition

Lead partners

Supporting partners

Community Partners

Impact X 2021, 2021 outcome reports

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.

Getting to the ICC



Sydney is host to beautiful recreational and coast walks. Routes to ICC Sydney include from Central Station via The Goods Line. More information.




Bike racks are available in Exhibition Car Park 1 including male and female shower and change room facilities. Personal locks are required. Find your Sydney cycling route here.




A short walk from Central or Town Hall will take you directly to Darling Quarter, Tumbalong Park and Sydney Visitor Centre. Town Hall and Central Stations are a 10-minute walk from ICC Sydney.



Cruise into Darling Harbour on a ferry with direct services from Circular Quay, King Street Wharf or Pyrmont Bay Wharf. View Ferry services to plan your trip.




ICC Sydney has its own bus stop. Bus routes 389 and 501 stop at Harris Street near Allen Street – a 10-minute walk from ICC Sydney.


Taxi & uber


The best taxi and Uber drop off and pick up locations include the new Iron Wharf Place next to Harbourside Shopping Centre and Zollner Circuit on the Southern end of Aware Super Theatre, both accessed via Darling Drive.



Darling Harbour is only 8km from Sydney Airport.




ICC Sydney has two car park facilities located within the Exhibition Centre and Aware Super Theatre, comprising a total of 826 car spaces. Additionally, there are secure car parks located in and around Darling Harbour, including Wilson Harbourside Car Park and First Parking Darling Square Car Park. View parking rates here.