COP31 Collaboration

We believe COP31 can be a catalyst for communities, businesses, social groups, individuals and families to participate in realising climate action – leaving behind the mire of climate wars, and moving co-operatively into new opportunities.

In late 2022, Australia announced its bid to co-host the 31st Conference of the Parties to the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP31) in 2026 in partnership with the Pacific.

It is on this basis that like-minded leaders from across charities and local community; Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Pacific communities; climate and environment; business and investment; policy and research are coming together with the objective of supporting a whole-of-society approach to COP31.

We hope you will join us.

Together we will seek to connect people, planet, peace and prosperity into narratives, actions and advocacy that sees COP31 deliver a just, resilient, low carbon future.

An initial meeting at Parliament House in Canberra began our work together. An Outcomes Statement from that meeting is available here, with coverage in the Canberra Times.

Right now we are forming Working Groups (meeting online) that will bring leaders together to collaborate, connect and share ideas and information to scope out the opportunities and the avenues to put community at the centre of an Australia-Pacific co-hosted COP31.  There are four broad themes:

If our collective effort is successful, we will see broad engagement with COP31 – with many people, organisations and communities telling their own stories in their own way to weave a rich tapestry for climate action that is inclusive of our whole society, protects and conserves nature, amplifies the learning and the voices of First Nations and is community-centric. 

To stay in touch with this work and to bring your leadership to the Collaboration, please contact CCA Partnerships Manager, Deborah Smith at

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