Webinar | Exclusive Briefing: COP26 and what it means for Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand

In October 2021, the EIANZ called for the Prime Ministers of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand to attend, and send strong delegations to, COP 26 in Glasgow to clearly demonstrate commitments to making genuine efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and work effectively with other national leaders to develop and implement global solutions.

The EIANZ is pleased to provide an opportunity for its members and practitioners to receive an exclusive briefing from John Connor and Catherine Leining shortly after the formal conclusion of COP 26. In this webinar, members will receive insights on the proceedings from two pre-eminent experts and gain an enhanced understanding of the implications for Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

In the lead-up to COP26, the EIANZ became an official supporter of the Professional Bodies Climate Action Charter. At COP26, the European independent climate change think tank behind the Professional Bodies Climate Change Charter delivered a webinar titled "The Future of Professional Bodies in a Net Zero World - Charter for Climate Change" and included an address (and Q&As) by Prof Klaus Veil of the Australian Council of Professions. The webinar is now available on the e3g YouTube channel. Click here to view >

Meet the Speakers:

John Connor is the Chief Executive Officer of the Carbon Market Institute, an independent industry association with a 2050 vision of a prosperous, climate resilient, net zero emissions world. Prior to joining the Carbon Market Institute, John Connor served for over two years as Executive Director of the Fijian Government’s COP23 Presidency Secretariat and prior to that, for the previous decade he was the Chief Executive Officer of The Climate Institute of Australia overseeing its focus on national policy, institutional investors and international climate negotiations. John has held previous roles with the Nature Conservation Council of New South Wales, the Australian Conservation Foundation and World Vision.

Catherine Leining is one of New Zealand’s seven Climate Change Commissioners and a climate change policy expert with over 28 years of international and New Zealand-based experience across public, private and not for profit sectors with delivering innovation in climate change mitigation policy design, evaluation, leadership and engagement. Catherine also serves as an independent researcher working as a Policy Fellow at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research leading a program on “Shaping New Zealand’s Low-Emission Future”. In previous roles, Catherine served as a negotiator on the New Zealand delegation to the UNFCCC negotiations and helped to design the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme.

This webinar will run on Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT).

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Event details

When: 25 November 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Where: Webinar

Cost: $10 EIANZ Members, $20 Non-members

Contact: Enquiries via +61 3 8593 4140 or

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