While COP26 is focused on ratcheting up short-term ambition it must also finalise the ‘Paris Agreement rulebook’ including on carbon markets, climate finance and adaptation.
The Australian Government will face growing pressure to not just increase its 2030 target but act in good faith on other key negotiating priorities like markets, finance and adaptation, essential to landing a deal in Glasgow.
Unfortunately, the Australian Prime Minister has missed the memo and is going to COP26 with an empty net zero by 2050 pledge with no immediate impact and every intention of expanding fossil fuel production.
See the Australia Institute’s full suite of COP26 research and media statements below >
| COP26 Official Side Event
Transforming Australia from laggard to leader
Australia has a very real opportunity to benefit socially, environmentally and economically from increasing its climate ambition and becoming a clean energy superpower. Yet despite claims from the Australian Government that it is beating Paris targets, evidence shows Australia’s energy emissions are on the rise and gas and coal production increasing.
This event with speakers from the Australia Institute, Australian Conservation Foundation, University of Melbourne, Climate and Health Alliance, and Better Futures Australia will explore the reasons behind the shortfall in the Australian Government’s climate and energy commitments, the impacts of this shortfall on domestic and global action, and the role that non-state actor leadership is playing in Australia.
3pm – 4:15pm Friday 5 November BST
2am – 3:15am Saturday 6 November AEDST
Webcasts will be broadcast live at the time and date indicated (CET), and will be available to view on demand for a limited time after the event.
WATCH Australia Institute TV:
GOOD COP / BAD COP : COP26 explained series
Episode #1 What is a COP?
Episode #2 Australia’s Climate Plan
Episode #3 Australia’s in bed with fossil fuels
Episode #4 Exposing Australia’s dirty climate tricks
Episode #5 Fact-checking & debunking PM Morrison’s Net Zero 2050 ‘plan’