Australia bids to co-host COP31 in 2026

On November 5, 2022, Climate Change Minister Chris Bowen announced that the Australian Government will bid to co-host the UN climate summit in 2026 in cooperation with Pacific Island nations.

Bowen will attend COP27, the UN Conference of the Parties (COP), in Egypt. He indicated Australia had initially planned to bid for COP29 in 2024 but had determined that the global situation and short time frame made hosting the COP31 in 2026 a more practical ambition.

Spectators observed that hosting the conference would be an opportunity for Australia to kickstart climate action efforts domestically and abroad.

News article – SBS