Australia is taking strong action to prepare Australia’s economy to prosper in the future global net zero economy. We are fully committed to global cooperation to address climate change and we are making the investments needed to transform into a clean energy superpower. While doing so, we will help other countries power their own transitions. We are also investing in climate change adaptation at home and in our region.
Participation in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is an important way for Australia to play a constructive role in the global net zero transition, to tell our story, and to strengthen partnerships and ties with other nations.
COPs bring together national Governments, who are of parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement, to advance multilateral negotiations on how countries work together to address the global issue of climate change. Australia now plays an integral role in this space, and is already working with global partners to improve trade negotiations for clean energy projects.
COPs are also a melting pot of ideas and new connections, bringing together governments, the private sector and civil society to discuss how we can achieve the global transition to net zero, in a manner that delivers economic growth and prosperity to all countries, and builds the health and resilience of our communities and natural environments.
As well as playing a constructive role in COP27’s multilateral climate negotiations, the Australian Government hosted a diverse and inclusive Australian Pavilion at COP27. This was a platform to demonstrate Australia’s new and diverse action on climate change and create new partnerships, including through a program of events that highlighted diverse Australian ideas, initiatives and perspectives on addressing the global climate challenge.
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Location – Blue Zone
The Australian Pavilion was operational from 6 to 18 November 2022.
The Australian Pavilion hosted a range of events, activities and displays in collaboration with participants from Government, industry, non-government organisations, First Nations Australians, businesses and civil society.
The public-facing events program can be accessed at: Pavilion events and videos.
The Australian Pavilion was a place to:
- Demonstrate Australia’s diverse climate action through events, activities and displays
- Demonstrate Australia’s renewed climate leadership by supporting the global conversation on climate action and the transition to net zero
- Improve international partnerships and collaborations to help drive an orderly economic transition to net zero in Australia, the region and the globe
- Collaborate with international partners to build capacity, share expertise, and exchange ideas and experiences
- Meet and engage with Australia’s Ministers, negotiators and technical experts
- Provide a story-telling space, to raise the voices of those experiencing the impacts of climate change – particularly First Nations Australians, women and youth
- Provide an inclusive and welcoming hub for Australians to gather and meet others.
For more information email us at UNFCCC_COP@dcceew.gov.au
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Last year we showcased First Nations artwork in Australia's COP27 Pavilion.
Luritja artist, Kayanne Denigan - statement by artist
"As I flew over the land of my ancestors I was struck by the beauty of the harsh desert. It was the first time I had been back to Central Australia since I was a child. Peering out the plane window, the delineation of the shrubs, grasses, rocks and sand dunes was stark and stunning.
Upon returning home to Canberra, I set out to incorporate these separate elements in my art, inspired by my Nanna’s country in Central Australia and my upbringing on Cape York. I was determined to find a way to show these elements are connected—all part Australia’s beauty—but also separate, beautiful elements on their own.
Using vivid colours, the ‘My Country’ series shows rocks, mountains, night skies, rivers, desert flowers and plants of my country. The series represents my connection to both the Luritja deserts of my Nanna and the Kuku Yalanji beaches and rainforests of my Nanny."
Kayannie Denigan is an emerging Australian Aboriginal artist. She is Luritja by birth – connected to Iltjitjari and Unturu in Central Australia through her grandmother and great-grandmother respectively.
Kayannie is also connected to the Bagarrmuguwarra, Guugu Yimithirr and Kuku Yalanji people of Cape York through her Nganjan (adopted father). She maintains strong connections to country at Buru, Starke and Yuku Budhuwigu and to the communities of Hope Vale and Wujal Wujal.
Kayannie works predominantly in acrylic on canvas and is inspired by a painting style that was passed down from her grandmothers – the iconic dots and symbols of Central Desert art. She combines this ancient form of storytelling with the colours and stories from the lands and cultures of her childhood home in Cape York.
Kayannie lives and works in Canberra, ACT on Ngunnawal Country.