Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will leave today for Malta to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting on 27-29 November.
The Prime Minister will join Commonwealth leaders, united by their shared values and commitment to democratic principles, to discuss climate change and the common threat posed by terrorism and violent extremism.
The Prime Minister will then travel to Paris to attend the 21st Conference of the Parties on 30 November where he will work with other world leaders to deliver a strong and ambitious global climate change agreement.
Australia has pledged to reduce emissions by 26-28 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, a target which is both fair and achievable. It is a tremendous achievement that over 170 countries have now submitted their emissions reduction targets.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs will lead Australia’s delegation at COP21 and the Minister for the Environment will also attend.