Climate Action Program

Climate Action Program

Photo: World Bank/ Ivelina Taushanova

In 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 UNAA Climate Change 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.

In August 2019, the UNAA made a submission to the Climate Change Authority review of its advice on meeting Australia’s Paris commitments – UNAA submission to CCA Review

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

Resource Materials

Climate Management in Australia – a 2016 Snapshot

Climate Collaboration Forum Report

UNAA Managing Climate Change Discussion Paper June 2018


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