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BCSD Australia to lead Australian business delegation to COP27 in Egypt

Sydney, Australia: The Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia will lead a delegation of Australian businesses to the UN climate conference in Egypt, where negotiators will focus on the implementation of the Glasgow Climate Pact.

The 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh from 6-18 November 2022.

BCSD Australia has been attending the COPs since COP6 (1999), and will this year lead an Australian business delegation, supporting its mission to accelerate the transformation of businesses and their value chains, and the systems in which they operate, to avert the climate crisis, restore nature and tackle inequality.

Andrew Petersen, CEO of BCSD Australia, will be joined in Egypt by 12 business leaders from:

· Energetics, a climate and energy consultancy

· AgriProve, Australia’s leading soil carbon project developer

· New Forests, a global investment manager of nature-based real assets and natural capital strategies

· Gilbert + Tobin, a law firm

· Worley, the global professional services company in the energy, chemicals and resources sectors, and

· Corporate Carbon, which creates new solutions for carbon market participation

· IQ Energy, an innovative environmental technologies company

“After some challenging negotiations, COP26 in Glasgow secured a number of important commitments on both mitigation and adaptation on the climate,” Petersen said. “In Egypt, there will be a real focus on how to implement those commitments as the world continues to wrestle with turning promises into action, and in the case of Australia, finding the framework to committing to even greater Ambition out to 2035.”

During COP27, BCSD Australia will also broadcast a daily online program live from Sharm El-Sheikh, from 7-18 November, with special guests from Australia and around the world providing insights into the negotiations. G’day Sharm El-Sheikh! will be held at 6:00pm AEDT. You can register to join here.


Note to editors:

BCSD Australia CEO Andrew Petersen will be available for interview during COP27. To schedule an interview, please contact Leigh Murray at or +61 473 658 807

About BCSD Australia

BSCD Australia is an Australian coalition of over 70 private and public organisations advocating for progress on sustainable development. Its mission is to be a catalyst for innovation and sustainable growth in a world where resources are increasingly limited. The Council provides a platform for companies to share experiences and best practices on sustainable development issues and advocate for their implementation, working with governments, non-governmental and intergovernmental organisations.

BCSD Australia’s members include leading Australian businesses, from all sectors, who share a commitment to economic, environmental, and social development, public sector enterprises institutions, business and industry non-government organisations and community organisations, which in turn represent more than 100,000 Australian employees.


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