Republic of Korea energy engagement

For over 30 years, the governments of Australia and the Republic of Korea (ROK) have engaged in close bilateral cooperation in the energy and resources sectors.

In October 2005, the Korea-Australia Energy Consultations Group and the Korea-Australia Committee for Mineral Resources Development were amalgamated into the Australia-Korea Joint Committee for Energy and Mineral Resources Consultations and Cooperation (JCEM).

The JCEM Consultations provide a framework for the exchange of information and views on developments in energy and energy resources including trade, investment, technology and policy consultations. The consultations provide an opportunity to develop a better understanding of the latest developments in each country.

JCEM recognises our shared interest in a secure and clean energy future and provides an opportunity for research and development partnerships between our research institutions.

At the latest meeting, discussions were also held on a range of topics including:

  • the latest government policies and programs in energy and resources
  • energy and resources trade covering the outlook for future supply and demand 
  • investment opportunities in the energy and resources sector

Next meeting

The next meeting of the Australia-Korea Joint Committee on Energy & Minerals Consultation and Cooperation is expected to be held in Australia in 2018.

Contact us

For more information about Australia's bilateral energy cooperation with Korea or if you would like to participate in future meetings, please contact energy.international [at] environment.gov.au