The Role of the US and Australia on Climate Diplomacy with His Exc. Arthur Sinodinos AO, former advisor to President Trump George David Banks, Senator Andrew Bragg and Member for Wentworth Dave Sharma
Coalition for Conservation invites you to join His Excellency Arthur Sinodinos, Australia's Ambassador to the US, Mr. George David Banks, President Donald Trump’s Special Assistant for International Energy and Environment and Senior Advisor on International Affairs and Climate Change for President George W. Bush, Dave Sharma MP, Liberal member for Wentworth, and Andrew Bragg, Liberal Senator for NSW, in a conversation on "The Role of the US and Australia on Climate Diplomacy".
As the political debate on Australia’s COP26 commitments continues to escalate, our guests will discuss the challenges of achieving bipartisan agreement on climate action and the geopolitical and national security implications of climate diplomacy. Through climate leadership and the formation of partnerships to share the cost of clean technology, Australia and the US can play a significant role in assisting other countries to decarbonise their economies and take advantage of opportunities to supply renewables to leading industrial players such as Korea and Japan.
In a post-COVID stimulus driven economy, Biden’s commitment to reach 100% carbon pollution-free electricity by 2035 demonstrates that decarbonisation and growth can be simultaneous priorities. Our guests will explore ideas on the parallel challenges that the US and Australia face in economies traditionally heavily dependent on carbon-intensive resources and how the United States envisions the transition to net zero. Key areas of the discussion will focus on free market and market-based solutions that will not only reduce emissions, but also drive economic growth and support the transition of impacted regional areas in each country to investment in alternative renewable, low emission energy sources.
Our guests will also discuss the interplay between climate action and Pacific regional stability and security, and the ways in which climate diplomacy can bolster Australia’s position.