Australia has never hosted a United Nations climate conference (COP) and the recent proposal from the Labor Party to bid for the 2024 COP in partnership with the Pacific could shift Australia’s reputation from climate laggard to regional leader. Hosting a COP would also have a number of economic, diplomatic and security co-benefits.

This was recorded on 10th May 2022 and things may have changed since recording.

The Australia Institute // @theausinstitute
Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director, Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett
Guests:
Richie Merzian, Director, Climate & Energy program at the Australia Institute // @RichieMerzian
Allan Behm, Director, International & Security Affairs program at the Australia Institute // @Mirandaprorsus
Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey
Edited by: Holly Forrest
Theme Music: Pulse and Thrum; additional music by Blue Dot Sessions