What should be on the agenda on climate finance in COP31? Pacific and Australian perspectives

CoP28 side event
Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

 

On 6 December, ANU Pacific Institute’s Director, Sala Dr George Carter moderated a CoP28 side event - What should be on the agenda on climate finance in COP31? Pacific and Australian perspectives. The panel featured panellists Professor Howard Bamsey (ANU), Galumalemana Anne Rasmussen (Alliance of Small Island States), Cate Rogers (Climate Resilience and Finance Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) and Fred Patison (Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program).

Ensuring adequate finance to meet the climate change response needs of the most vulnerable remains a global challenge, no more so than for SIDS in the Pacific. It is also supremely urgent. To be effective, finance must be available and structured around the specific circumstances of the states and communities concerned. In anticipation of COP31, this panel of leaders, policy makers, practitioners and academics come together to initiate a vision from the Pacific and Australia for a climate finance agenda.

The event was well attended by Australia and Pacific climate finance experts, and international partners.