What We Do

Climate Change Program

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The world is at a critical time in its response to the threat of catastrophic climate change.  The recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has reminded us that our future depends on the rapid and effective implementation of the 2015 United Nations Paris Climate Change Agreement.

In early 2019, the UNAA released a Position Paper which outlines the steps that must be taken to  ensure Australia plays a leading role in managing its global climate responsibilities.

 Click here to access the Position Paper.


The UNAA proposes the target of achieving net zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050 be adopted throughout Australia and a plan to achieve this across public and private sectors be developed as soon as possible. The position paper and associated discussion paper explain how these steps are now underway in countries throughout the world.

UNAA Climate Change Program

In response to the UN’s 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, the United Nations Association of Australia is promoting the development of a national, inclusive climate management framework.

The Paris Agreement requires states to progressively “mobilise stronger and more ambitious action by all stakeholders, including civil society, the private sector, cities and subnational authorities, local governments and indigenous peoples”.

Click here to watch a short video on the UNAA Net Zero program

 Click here to download Net Zero Brochure

In June 2017, we held a national Climate Collaboration Forum to progress this framework.

 Click here to read the Forum report.

With input from a wide range of experts and interested parties, a Discussion Paper was released for public comment in 2018.

 Click here to access the Discussion Paper.


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