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Philip Huggins

Anglican Bishop and President of the National Council of Churches

Philip is the current President of the National Council of Churches and as an Anglican Bishop, has worked in many  parts of Australia over recent decades.

Philip is also Director of the Centre for Ecumenical Studies at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture (Charles Sturt University). In that capacity, he has facilitated two recent public meetings with Australia’s Ambassador for the Environment as regards preventing climate change.

As regards climate action - Philip participated in the UNCOP25 as a member of the World Council of Churches delegation, and since then has continued working for the success of COP26, including through the International Liaison Committee to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

This involvement has included lobbying and advocacy in Australia, in the hope that Australians  will make generous and inspiring contributions to COP26 and be good neighbours to those already impacted by climate change in our Asia-Pacific region.

Philip hopes our contributions together will help make a more safe and sustainable future for his grandchildren's generation.

Philip lives in Point Lonsdale and swims after morning prayers each day. His wife Liz is a painter and psychologist.

See Philip Huggins at the Better Futures Forum:

Tuesday 17 August, 5.20pm - 5.30pm AEST 
PLENARY: Closing Remarks