30 Nov 2016
2017 UNAA Climate Collaboration Forum

Incorporating the World Environment Day Awards Climate Action Awards

When: Wednesday 7 June 2017

Where: Jasper Hotel, Elizabeth St, Melbourne

The 2015 UN Paris Climate Agreement requires states to progressively “mobilise stronger and more ambitious action by all stakeholders, including civil society, the private sector, cities and subnational authorities, local governments and indigenous peoples”.

In response to this call, the United Nations Association of Australia is promoting the development of a national, inclusive climate management framework.

To coincide with World Environment Day 2017 (5 June), the UNAA will hold the inaugural Climate Collaboration for Action Forum – a full day event designed to provide representatives from all climate stakeholders with an opportunity to:

  • Showcase what they are already doing to mitigate the effect of climate change and adapt to future change
  • Have their leadership and innovation acknowledged through the presentation – over lunch – of the 2017 World Environment Day Awards which, in 2017, will all be linked to climate
  • Take part in expert-led, small group workshops to discuss what collaboration is needed to ensure future, effective action on climate management


10am – 12 noon: UNAA Climate Management Showcase

Up to 30 World Environment Day Award entrants, previous winners and representatives of government, industry and environmental grant networks will be invited to exhibit.

12 noon – 2pm: 2017 World Environment Day Climate Action Awards lunch

The winners of each category will be presented over lunch, which will include a keynote speaker

2pm-4pm: Workshop sessions on key climate management themes

Climate Collaboration for Action Plan

A key outcome of the Forum will be the production of a Climate Collaboration for Action Plan based on the discussions in the thematic workshops. This will be widely disseminated to climate stakeholders, including federal, state and local governments, the private sector and the UN community.