COP26 is the first time since the Paris Agreement that countries like Australia are required to increase their ambition on climate change, and is a key moment to make sure our calls for climate justice are heard. We'll be coming together to hear updates on COP26 and plan some creative, public facing actions.
Jump on the zoom at 6:30pm NSW/VIC/ACT/TAS | 6:00pm SA | 5:30pm QLD | 5:00pm NT | 3:30pm WA
What is COP26?
COP26 stands for 26th Conference of the Parties. Every year, parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) come together to discuss climate change and review the implementation of the UNFCC. 197 countries are involved. This year, COP26 has 4 key goals: 1) Secure net zero by mid century and keep 1.5C within reach 2) Adapt to protect communities and natural habitats 3) Mobilise finance (specifically, rich nations must make good on their promise to mobilise at least $100bn in climate finance per year) 4) work together to deliver, through finalising the Paris Rulebook.
Why does COP26 matter?
With Joe Biden and Boris Johnson both pushing Australia hard to commit to net zero and a heap of media coverage on climate, COP26 is a crucial moment to be putting justice centred solutions to the forefront of conversations on climate action, and push for more ambitious policies from all sides of government.