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Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns, mainly caused by human activities, especially the burning of fossil fuels.

The International Law Association (Australia) and Melbourne Climate Futures at the University of Melbourne present this multi-disciplinary panel that looked at the many policy challenges likely to arise at COP26. The panel featured Professor Jacqueline Peel, Professor Robyn Eckersley and Associate Professor Malte Meinshausen and was chaired by the Hon Justice Nicola Pain.

The discussion addressed:
• how the IPCC latest report will inform the work of COP26
• the different negotiating positions of countries/blocs that inform the agenda for COP26
• what negotiations are needed for COP26 to deliver meaningful mitigation action to address climate change in light of the overall negotiations of the COP to date (Paris Agreement etc.)
• how adaptation measures are being considered at COP26
• Australia’s negotiating position at COP26 as a developed country, and how that is perceived by other developed and developing countries
• domestic policy implications of COP26 outcomes