Next Steps for Climate Change Policy for a Future Australia
The Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture in Canberra with the National Council of Churches in Australia will host a seminar on Thursday 6 February from 6-8pm to reflect on and inform the way forward on Australia’s climate change policy.
The seminar will be addressed by Australia’s Ambassador for the Environment, Mr Jamie Isbister, followed by a question and answer session. Mr Isbister will speak on the topic “Think globally; Act locally: Next Steps for Climate- Change Policy in Australia".
Date: Commencing 6 Feb 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Chapel at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture
Address: 15 Blackall Street, Barton ACT 2600
About Mr Isbister's role as Ambassador of the Environment:
Mr Isbister will promote Australia’s interests on international environment issues including our efforts to address climate change as part of a coordinated global effort, cooperation on sustainable oceans management and UNESCO World Heritage. Mr Isbister will also lead Australia’s engagement in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Key priorities for Mr Isbister will be to strengthen international frameworks and cooperation on the effective global implementation of the Paris Agreement in line with our national interests and to promote Australia’s work to meet our international commitments.
Mr Isbister will also lead ongoing efforts to integrate climate change and sustainability into Australia’s official development assistance, including to improve climate and disaster resilience in the Pacific and to enhance climate-related private sector investment in the Pacific and Southeast Asia.
Mr Isbister is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was most recently First Assistant Secretary, Humanitarian, Non-Government Organisations and Partnerships Division. He has previously served overseas as Minister-Counsellor, Australian High Commission, Pretoria.
Mr Isbister holds a Master of Policy Studies from the University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales/University of New England.