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Climate change

Australia is committed to ambitious and practical action on climate change. We’re taking significant steps at home, in our region, and at the global level.

We’re focused on developing practical, scalable solutions that will enable Australia to reach net zero, while partnering with other countries to decarbonise and grow our economies.

DFAT leads Australia’s international response to climate change through multilateral negotiations, our foreign policy and trade and climate-related support through our development assistance program.

Our work includes:

Australia at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference

Australia hosted a pavilion at the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. The 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) brought together representatives from around the world to tackle climate change.

Through engaging displays and events, Australia’s pavilion showcased the practical actions we are taking to reach net zero emissions and adapt to climate change impacts. Visit the COP26 website to learn more about our climate action.


Australia’s Ambassador for the Environment

Mr Jamie Isbister is Australia’s Ambassador for the Environment. He leads Australia’s Whole of Government international engagement to help strengthen international frameworks and cooperation on climate change, oceans and the environment, and to promote Australia’s work in meeting our international commitments. For updates on Australia’s action on climate change, follow the Ambassador on Twitter.


Australia’s path to net zero

DFAT works closely with other government departments to ensure our international and domestic climate action is aligned. Visit their websites to read more on their climate change policies and activities.

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