The Australian Pavilion at COP26 Glasgow was filled with strategic meetings, thought-provoking events and engaging displays.
It was great to welcome the Prime Minister and the Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions, the Hon Angus Taylor to the Australia Pavilion during the first week. The Prime Minister and Minister held a range of bilateral meetings with their international counterparts, and participated in a busy event schedule. The Minister officially launched the expanded Indo-Pacific Carbon Offsets Scheme and the Low Emissions Technology Statement for 2021 from the pavilion. He then launched international resources to enhance blue carbon management in a recorded address on Nature Day.
The pavilion was busy and engaging throughout the conference. NGO leaders, current and former politicians, business representatives and billionaires alike met with stakeholders, attended events and discussed Australia’s innovative approach to climate action. There was positive energy around the pavilion, with great discussions, introductions and connections forged at our coffee bar.
Our department and partners held a series of successful live and online events. You can now watch some of the recordings:
The pavilion also hosted Australian companies such as Gelion, H2Xglobal, Soil Carbon Co, Santos, Mineral Carbonation International (MCi), Suncable, LAVO, and Fortescue Future Industries. Each displayed how they are contributing to practical action on climate change. MCi won the COP26 Clean Energy Start Up Pitch Battle – the only Australian company from amongst over 2700 applicants!
We’ll share more take-aways and outcomes from COP26 over the next week.