Australian pavillion

Events

The Australian pavilion is hosting a range of events, activities and displays in collaboration with participants from across Government, industry, non-government organisations, First Nations Australians, businesses and civil society.

To join in person, visit the Australian Pavilion in the Blue Zone at stall 110.

Events will not be livestreamed as there is limited internet available onsite at COP27.

If you are not joining us in person at COP27, check in regularly for the latest videos and highlights of key events.

There may be delays in bringing you audio and videos of the events hosted in the Australian Pavilion. Audio and videos may initially be posted without captions and a transcript. We apologise in advance for this inconvenience and will do our best to update published materials as soon as possible.

Events schedule

A range of engaging and diverse events and activities is happening in the Australian Pavilion at COP27.

Please see below day by day what is happening in the Pavilion and videos of select events.

Sunday, 6 November 2022

World Leaders Summit

Monday, 7 November 2022

World Leaders Summit

Tuesday, 8 November 2022

09:30-10:15AM

Stakeholder Briefing and Informal Welcome Gathering

Delivered by the Australian Government Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW)

Join Dr Sally Box (Head of Australian Delegation – Negotiations) and Mr David Higgins (Head of Australian Delegation – Action Agenda) for an informal welcome and stakeholder briefing at the Australian Pavilion covering Australia’s participation in COP27.

10:30-11:30AM

Financing & Scaling High-Integrity Nature-Based Climate Solutions

Climate mitigation, repair and adaptation needs nature. The world is moving quickly to account for and invest in nature-based solutions. Join a discussion on scaling investment in nature with high integrity and additionality to ensure they are driving real and meaningful emissions reductions as well as protecting and restoring our environment.

12:00-1:00PM

Climate Change, Environmental Management & Self Determination: Aboriginal Perspectives from the Indigenous Peoples Organisation Australia

Delivered by the Indigenous Peoples Organisation Australia

Climate Change has brought another debilitating challenge to First Nations Peoples. Yet, the original people of this land continue Caring for Country using ancestral cultural practices handed down through oral traditions from the world’s oldest practicing culture. Caring for Country is a belief and value system still embedded and expressed despite the ongoing impact of colonisation.

1:30-2:30PM

Who’s Paying for Climate Damage?

Delivered by Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action, Gudanji For Country and Our Islands Our Home

All discussions about climate action must begin with acknowledgement of the very real costs to people, communities and cultures across the world. This panel explores the lived experience of First Nations People and bushfire survivors as they fight for justice and a safer future for their communities.

4:00-5:00PM

Blue Pacific Calls to Action at COP27

Delivered by Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

Climate change is an existential threat to the Blue Pacific. Join us for a panel discussion with the Pacific Political Climate Champions and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General to discuss the Pacific’s priorities for COP27. This event will be moderated by the Minister for International Development and the Pacific, the Hon Pat Conroy.

7:00-8:30PM

Blue Pacific High-Level Event: Climate Action for a 1.5 Degrees World (Closed event – by invite only)

Delivered by Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

This dinner and roundtable event is an opportunity for Pacific Leaders, Climate Champions, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum, CROP Heads and Pacific youth representatives to come together with the current and future COP Presidencies to reaffirm and progress Pacific priorities for COP27.

Wednesday, 9 November 2022

09:00-10:00AM

Exhibitions

10:30-11:30AM

Documentary Screening ‘The Knowledge’: Harnessing traditional knowledge for Climate Change

Delivered by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

First Nations people are at the centre of solutions to climate change. This documentary covers savannah burning and demonstrations of traditional fire management.

12:00-1:00PM

Catalysing Private Sector Finance for Climate

Delivered by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

Australia recently hosted the UNFCCC Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) Forum on Finance for Nature-based solutions, which explored ways and means to unlock finance for nature-based solutions, including through the private sector. This event will provide case studies on challenges and success stories at the international, national and community level, followed by a Q&A.

2:00-3:00PM

Achievement, Additionality and Ambition: 10 years of Australia’s Green Bank and Green Finance in Practice

Delivered by Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation is the world’s largest Government-owned Green Bank. Hear about the CEFC’s first decade of operations as it delivers on Australia’s ambitions for a thriving, low emissions future, and join green finance leaders in discussion on achievements, challenges and opportunities on the path to net zero.

Watch the video on Achievement, Additionality and Ambition: 10 years of Australia’s Green Bank and Green Finance Practice

4:00-5:00PM

Deepening Australia-Southeast Asia: Relations Through Catalytic Approaches to Accelerate the Region’s Transition

Delivered by Climateworks Centre

As ties between Australia and the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have continued to strengthen, so too has climate cooperation in pursuit of an accelerated transition. Among the numerous opportunities for collaboration, this event will focus on how to advance the development of innovative financing structures and economic linkages.

Thursday 10 November 2022

09:00-10:00AM

Exhibitions

10:30-11:30AM

A climate of opportunity for the Indo-Pacific – working together on science, technology and innovation

Delivered by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Hear about how science and technology is supporting climate resilience in Australia and our Indo-Pacific neighbours - on the frontline of the changing climate. Join regional collaborators who are working to ensure our region’s response to climate change is supported by the best available science and technological advances.

Watch the video on A Climate Opportunity for the Indo-Pacific: Working Together on Science, Technology and Innovation 

12:00-1:00PM

Net Zero Futures Policy Forum presents: Nature-based Solutions: Success Stories and Common Challenges

Delivered by the New South Wales (NSW) Government

We know nature-based solutions have huge potential, so how can governments support them? Hear from Ministers and senior government officials on why nature-based solutions are a priority for them, what policy approaches are working and where the challenges lie.

2:00-3:00PM

Coral reefs under pressure - data-driven innovations to advance conservation and adaptation under a changing climate

Delivered by the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)

Through presentations and a panel discussion we will explore some of the new solutions that are improving access to high quality coral reef data to support local management and climate change adaptation.

Watch the video on Coral Reefs under Pressure: Data-Driven Innovations to Advance Conservation and Adaptation under a Changing Climate

Friday 11 November 2022

09:00-10:00AM

Cleantech Hub: a showcase of Australian innovation

Delivered by Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE)

10:30-11:30AM

Cross-Sector Climate Collaboration in Australia

Delivered by the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group)

How can business, civil society and government work together to address climate change? This event features representatives of key groups who will describe both specific initiatives, and the lessons they’ve learned about making climate collaboration work.

Watch the video on Cross-Sector Collaboration in Australia

12:00-1:00PM

Digital Earth Africa: empowering African led solutions to climate change with Australian innovation

Delivered by Geoscience Australia

Learn more about how world class Australian science and technology is supporting people across African understand and respond to climate change. Since 2019, Digital Earth Africa has been delivered through successful African - Australian partnerships, with Australian innovation supporting African leadership in building resilience and adapting to climate change across the continent.

1:15-1:45PM

Documentary Screening - Airport Economist’s Hydrogen Revolution

Filmed at the National Hydrogen Conference in Sydney, this video outlines the University of New South Wales 'HySupply' study that is investigating the viability of renewable hydrogen trade between Australia and Germany.

2:00-3:00PM

Australia’s role in the global decarbonisation effort – how we are driving a green and sustainable economy

Delivered by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Learn more about work already underway to decarbonise Australian industry and how we are driving a green and sustainable economy. This panel discussion will be chaired by Anna Freeman, Director of Policy at the Clean Energy Council and features four experts across the public and private sectors.

4:00-5:00PM

The case for radical engagement, collaboration and an infrastructure delivery paradigm shift on the road to net zero

Delivered by Worley

The Net Zero Australia Study highlighted the unprecedented scale and pace of the infrastructure build needed to meet net zero 2050. The panel will look at the challenge from every angle - social licence to standardisation, cross-stakeholder communication to collaboration, keeping our low carbon technology options open and embracing the power of digital.

Saturday, 12 November 2022

09:00-10:00AM

Kids Care about Climate Change: a project by 2,629 kids from 33 nations creating an action banner

Delivered by Kids Care About Climate Organisation

10:30-11:30AM

Showcase of Climate Services for Agriculture program

Delivered by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)

The Climate Services for Agriculture program involves the development of agriculture specific climate information services that directly address on farm decision-making. The display will demonstrate the web-based tools that allows farmers and farm advisors to make commodity and location specific decisions under future climate scenarios.

Watch the video Showcase of Climate Services for Agriculture program

12:00-1:00PM

How to implement food systems change

Delivered by Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR)

Insights from research-for-development partnerships supported by ACIAR, highlighting the tangible ways in which we can progress climate-resilient food systems change.

Watch the video How to Implement Food Systems Change

2:00-3:00PM

Boosting productivity and getting to carbon neutral: Australian farming innovations

Delivered by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF)

In Australia, we see sustainability as being able to continue to produce food and fibre as the changing climate impacts what we can grow, where and how – and as the frequency and intensity of natural disasters and droughts increases. High level panellists from Australia’s agriculture sector and the Australian Government will share their lived experiences and their challenges.

Watch the video Boosting Productivity and Getting to Carbon neutral: Australian Farming Innovations

4:00-5:00PM

Sustainable forestry in Asia Pacific: securing climate mitigation and livelihoods

Delivered by the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA)

Sustainable forestry is a key tool in governments’ achieving respective nationally determined contributions. This panel will discuss the challenges, opportunities and success stories of sustainable forest management across the Asia Pacific. The session will also discuss the Indo-Pacific Carbon Offsets Scheme, adaption, mitigation and industry’s role in achieving climate ambition.

Sunday, 13 November 2022

REST DAY - no events to be held

Monday, 14 November 2022

7:30-9:00AM

Pacific Women Negotiators Breakfast

Delivered by the Australian Government Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW)

8.50-9.30AM

Stakeholder briefing – COP27 Update

Delivered by the Australian Government Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW)

Come hear from our heads of delegation on how negotiations and the action agenda are progressing

09:30-10:00AM

Showcase of Murray-Darling Basin Water Information Portal

Delivered by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)

The Murray-Darling Basin Water Information Portal provides an integrated water information service that support better water management decision making, improves water literacy and enables equitable participation in water management and public discourse.

Watch the 2 in one video The Showcase of Murray-Darling Basin Water Information Portal and the Murray-Darling Plan as a Climate Adaptation Tool in a Cross-Boundary Context

10:30-11:30AM

Thousands of years of lessons: First Nations knowledge for water and climate action

Delivered by the Australian Water Partnership (AWP)

Indigenous people have deep insights into water management. Traditional knowledge passed from generation to generation—continuing to this day—recognises the importance of water and its centrality to life. This session will explore water and climate stories from Australia and the Indo-Pacific, highlighting community and traditional knowledge approaches.

Watch the video on Thousands of Years of Lessons: First Nations Knowledge for Water and Climate Action

12:00-1:00PM

Green Hydrogen – Opportunities and Challenges

Delivered by the South Australian Government Department for Environment and Water

Sub-national jurisdictions will explore the opportunities and challenges around the production and delivery of green hydrogen, within the context of a developing global market. The event will facilitate discussion on the critical role that green hydrogen has to play in global decarbonisation, the challenges and opportunities of the green hydrogen economy.

1:30-2:30PM

The Murray-Darling Basin Plan as a climate adaptation tool in a cross-boundary context

Delivered by the Australian Government Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW)

The Murray-Darling Basin is Australia’s food bowl. Climate change has required a reset of how Australia manages the Murray-Darling Basin’s scarce water resources in the context of competing transboundary, sectoral and community interests. Panellists will explore different stakeholder experiences and key learnings in implementation, and what makes the Plan suitable as a climate adaptation tool.

Watch the 2 in one video The Murray-Darling Plan as a Climate Adaptation Tool in a Cross-Boundary  Context and the Showcase of Murray-Darling Basin Water Information Portal.

3:00-3:40PM

Toward 100% Renewable Energy and Beyond

Delivered by Clean Energy Council (CEC)

This session will provide an overview of the remarkable clean energy transition under way in Australia, showcasing the world-leading energy transformation taking place in South Australia, and explore the challenges that Australia is working to solve as it strives for 100 per cent renewables and beyond in its journey to becoming a renewable energy superpower.

Watch the video Toward 100% Renewables and Beyond

4:00-5:00PM

Partnerships for future-proofing – building inclusive communities for resilient water and WASH in the Asia-Pacific region

Delivered by Water for Women

Equitable access to water resources and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is a critical building block for a climate-resilient future. It is also a powerful enabler for positive and lasting change within communities. Diverse partnerships are critical to this pathway towards transformation in our communities and institutions.

5.00-5.45PM

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

Delivered by CSIRO and Pacific Regional Environment Programme

SPREP is an intergovernmental organisation based in Apia, Samoa. The organisation is held accountable by the governments and administrations of the Pacific region to ensure the protection and sustainable development of the region’s natural resources. The organisation actively promotes the understanding of the connection between Pacific island people and their natural environment and the impact that these have on their sustenance and livelihoods.

Tuesday, 15 November 2022

09:00-10:00AM

Cleantech Hub: a showcase of Australian innovation

Delivered by Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE)

10:30-11:30AM

Australia’s Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Opportunity

Delivered by Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

This session will discuss how Australia is positioned to become a world leader in renewable energy. The discussion will have a particular focus on hydrogen and will cover work already underway as well as practical and economic opportunities.

Watch the video Australia’s Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Opportunity

11.30-12.00

State of Negotiations

Delivered by the Australian Government Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Hear from Australia’s Head of Delegation, Dr.Sally Box, on the state of negotiations heading into the final days of COP27.

12:00-1:00PM

Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF): ready for take-off in Australia

Delivered by Bioenergy Australia

Please join us at ‘Sustainable Aviation Fuel ready for take-off in Australia’, a panel discussion exploring the role and imperative for the deployment of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) in Australia to achieve net zero ambitions.

1:30-2:30PM

Unlocking Australia’s Offshore Wind Industry: Waking a Sleeping Giant

Delivered by the Clean Energy Council (CEC)

Australia is attracting international attention as a significant emerging market for offshore wind development, with tens of multi-gigawatt projects now in early stage planning. This session will provide an overview of Australia’s substantial offshore wind potential, give a snapshot of government ambitions and activities to support industry development, and explore the drawcards that are driving investor interest in this emerging market.

3:00 – 4:00PM

Indigenous-led nature-based climate solutions and their influence on market integrity

Delivered by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and The Nature Conservancy

Panel discussion highlighting the merits of putting Indigenous People and Local Communities in the driver’s seat of nature-based climate solutions, with a focus on implications for market integrity on supply and demand side and non-carbon benefits.

Watch the video Indigenous-led Nature-Based Climate Solutions and their Influence on Market Integrity

4:30-5:30PM

Actors not observers: Australian youth engagement and contributions to climate action

Delivered by the Australian Youth for International Climate Engagement (AYFICE)

The Australian Youth for International Climate Engagement (AYFICE) and Global Voices will host a moderated panel Q & A with a team of young, diverse Australians to highlight the different roles young Australians play in climate action, their experiences and stories, and the challenges faced and overcome.

Wednesday, 16 November 2022

10:30-11:30AM

Nature & ClimateWatch: mobilising community engagement and civil society for nature and climate in the region

Delivered by EarthWatch Australia

The Earthwatch Institute partnered with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and The University of Melbourne to develop ClimateWatch, a national citizen science program to address the critical gaps in our understanding of the way changes in temperature and rainfall are affecting Australia's plants and animals.

12:00 – 1:00PM

Discussion on Climate and Oceans Support Program in the Pacific

Delivered by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)

The Climate and Oceans Support Program in the Pacific (COSPPac) is a 30-year Australian-Pacific partnership that collects and manages climate-related data for adaptation decision making in Pacific Island Countries, and to underpin global climate models.

2:00-3:00PM

Putting Australia in the Fast Lane

Delivered by the Australia Institute

The panel event will canvass the popularity of transport policies (from fuel efficiency standards to EV manufacturing) and elevate the new government’s priority to establish Australia’s first National Electric Vehicle Strategy.

3:30-4:30PM

Building resilience in the face of climate change: Working together as an Australia-Pacific community

Delivered by the Climate Council

This event will bring together people from Australia and the Pacific with lived experience of recent climate-fuelled disasters, alongside experts in emergency management, climate change adaptation, and climate finance. Participants will share personal stories, identify common challenges, and explore solutions for building community resilience.

Thursday, 17 November 2022

09:00-10:00AM

City of Brisbane - our ongoing planning and journey Towards a Clean, Green and Inclusive city

Delivered by Brisbane City Council

Brisbane City Council is Australia’s largest local government authority and the largest government organisation certified by Climate Active Australia as a carbon neutral operating organisation. Brisbane is Host City of the 2032 Olympic & Paralympic Games (Brisbane 2032). Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner will be showcasing Brisbane’s progress as a clean, green, sustainable city.

10:30-11:30AM

Furthering impact and ambition through ocean-based climate mitigation

Delivered by Climateworks Centre

This event will highlight the range of climate solutions that the ocean can offer in the global effort to close the gap towards achieving Paris-aligned ambitions. It will contribute support for the development of the UNFCCC “Ocean and Climate Change Dialogue” into a core element of the climate regime.

12:00-1:00PM

Bridging the Climate Gap: How Community-level Collaboration is Inspiring Global Transformation in the journey to a 1.5 Degree Future.

Delivered by Oxfam Pacific

The event will feature videos from Oxfam in the Pacific and its partners that draw on the work and ambitions civil society organisations (CSOs) in the Pacific region, their stories of resilience and climate action working at grassroots level to achieve a climate-just world and a 1.5 degree future.

1:00-1:30PM

Documentary Screening - Pacific Climate Resilience

A video montage of Australia's collaboration on climate and oceans science in the Pacific. Features traditional knowledge exchanges making climate science accessible for Vanuatu audiences, monitoring sea level across the Pacific, and traditional knowledge of weather & climate in the Pacific.

2:00-3:00PM

Call for Action Towards Resilient Coastal Infrastructure!

Delivered by the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

This high-level session will facilitate regional dialogue on pathways to strengthening climate and disaster resilience of critical infrastructure in coastal areas in the Indo-Pacific. The deliberations would aim to foster a common vision of strengthening climate and disaster risk governance through collaborative action and partnerships.

5:00-6:00PM

Farewell at the Australia's COP27 Pavilion

Delivered by the Australian Government Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW)

Join us at the Australian Pavilion to reflect on the outcomes and progress of COP27, and look forward to COP28.

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