Indo-Pacific ministers and business leaders are in Sydney for a 2-day forum to help secure clean energy supply chains in the region and support global energy transformation.
The Australian Government is co-hosting the Sydney Energy Forum with the International Energy Agency (IEA). Attendees include ministers from the US, Japan, India, Indonesia and Samoa.
The forum will foster connections among investors, business and government. Focus will be on innovations in clean-energy technologies.
The current global energy crisis has further emphasised the need for collaboration on energy security at the centre of the renewable energy transformation.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said, ‘The outstanding list of international attendees for the Sydney Energy Forum is a global vote of confidence in Australia and our commitment to a clean energy future.’
The Indo-Pacific region accounts for about half of the world’s energy consumption and emissions, but is also a key source of the raw materials, products and technologies vital to reducing emissions.
Australia and US partnership to net zero
Minister for Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen and US Secretary of Energy Jennifer M Granholm, signed the Australia-US Net Zero Technology Acceleration Partnership.
This partnership will accelerate development and deployment of zero emissions technology, aiming to deliver on 2030 targets and reach net zero by 2050.
Media release: Leaders gather in Australia for clean energy forum