The Department of the Environment and Energy promotes and supports the reliable, sustainable and secure operations of energy markets and global energy security through:
- international exchange on policy experience
- innovative technological or financial solutions
- establishing research and business collaboration opportunities
- promoting Australia’s position in international negotiations
On behalf of the Australian Government, the department is also responsible for leading regular bilateral and multilateral energy consultations with Australia's major trading partners and other stakeholders.
The international engagement activities of the department form a vital part of a broader Australian Government agenda to improve the productivity, competitiveness, security and sustainability of the Australian economy.
The department also provides policy advice on international energy matters to the Minister.
Australia's participation in key international forums plays an important role in supporting Australia's economic prosperity and enhancing energy security objectives. Australia's energy policy priorities are advanced through multilateral forums including the:
- APEC Energy Working Group (APEC EWG)
- APEC Energy Security Initiative (APEC ESI)
- Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM)
- International Energy Agency (IEA)
- International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC)
- G20 Sustainability Working Group (G20 SWG)
Australia engages in energy and resources consultations with the following countries:
For these consultations, the department works closely with the Department of Innovation, Industry and Science which has responsibility for resources.
The department also engages with other countries around the world to promote and facilitate Australia’s energy expertise and investment opportunities.
For more information about Australia's international energy cooperation, please email energy.international [at] environment.gov.au