This week we will travel to Marrakesh, Morocco, to lead Australia’s delegation to the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The Australian Government is committed to effective action on climate change and we have joined more than 100 other countries to ratify the landmark Paris Agreement (Agreement), which has now entered into force.

At COP22 we will help develop the rules to implement the Agreement and look for opportunities to collaborate with other countries and the private sector to reduce global emissions and promote climate resilience.

Minister Bishop will address the opening of the COP22 High-Level Segment and co-host a Ministerial event with the United Kingdom to promote efforts to mobilise US$100 billion per year in climate finance by 2020 through the Climate Finance Roadmap.

Minister Bishop will also chair strategy meetings of the Umbrella Group; host a roundtable with Pacific Island Forum Ministers; and speak at high-level events on the International Coral Reef Initiative, the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Partnership and women’s leadership in climate change action.

As part of Australia’s collaboration with partner countries to progress action on climate change, Minister Frydenberg will host a meeting of partners of the Asia Pacific Rainforest Partnership and co-host a Ministerial event on the International Partnership for Blue Carbon.

Minister Frydenberg will also participate in high-level meetings on Mission Innovation and the Clean Energy Ministerial, deliver the keynote address at the Global Landscapes Forum and host bilateral meetings with Ministerial counterparts.

The Australian Government will also leverage the expertise and innovation of Australian business and civil society towards global efforts to transition to a sustainable, low-carbon growth economy.

Australia’s participation at Marrakesh will highlight our efforts to reduce emissions and build climate change resilience.

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