By Scott Morrison, Australian Prime Minister;
I will travel to Rome for the G20 Leaders’ Summit on 30-31 October and to Glasgow for the World Leaders’ Summit at COP26 on 1-2 November.
I will be accompanied by the Hon Angus Taylor MP, Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction.
These important international meetings come as the world has reached a critical point in our health response and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and our collective effort to address the challenges of climate change.
In Rome, G20 leaders will discuss action to ensure equitable access to safe and effective vaccines and to strengthen global health governance to prevent future pandemics.
We will also discuss how to achieve a sustainable and resilient recovery, including advancing the G20 agenda on debt sustainability, high quality infrastructure investment, gender equality, and women’s workforce participation.
The G20 also has a key role in ensuring we can fully harness the benefits of increased digitalisation during the recovery. I look forward to raising how we can enhance confidence in the digital environment, including by ensuring it is safe and secure for users.
COP26 will be crucial in the global effort to address the challenges of climate change. I look forward to supporting Prime Minister Johnson, as host of COP26, to achieve our Paris Agreement objectives and collaborate to collectively deliver net zero emissions by 2050.
Additionally, I will use this opportunity to meet bilaterally with key partners.
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce will be Acting Prime Minister during the period of October 28 to November 4.