Australia's role at Pre-COP climate talks
Assistant Minister for Climate Change and Energy Jenny McAllister will travel to Abu Dhabi on 28 October to lead international climate talks ahead of COP28.
Working alongside Chile’s Minister for the Environment, Maisa Rojas, Senator McAllister will facilitate key negotiations to track and enhance global efforts to adapt to the impacts of climate change.
The Assistant Minister will also participate in negotiations on stepping up global efforts to reduce emissions, including rapid acceleration of renewable energy and enhancing support for developing countries.
Assistant Minister McAllister accepted an invitation in September by COP28 President-Designate, Dr Sultan Al Jaber, to help accelerate global action on climate adaptation and has already undertaken extensive consultations with groups of parties to the Paris Agreement. A key focus of the negotiations will be the development of a framework to advance the Global Goal on Adaptation.
The United Arab Emirates will host the preparatory negotiations – known as Pre-COP – in Abu Dhabi on 30 and 31 October, ahead of the 28th UN Climate Conference in Dubai from 30 November to 12 December 2023.
Climate adaptation is a critical part of the first Global Stocktake at COP28 when the world will track its progress toward the goals of the Paris Agreement and help advance efforts on climate action.
Assistant Minister McAllister said the preparatory negotiations were a key step to delivering collective climate action.
“This is an important opportunity for Australia to play a constructive role in climate negotiations and build momentum for action on the global climate agenda.
“Meeting ahead of COP28 will help us build international consensus ahead of COP28 on decisions to help accelerate global action on climate change,” said the Assistant Minister.