Indo-Pacific Ministers and business leaders gathered in Sydney on 12 and 13 July 2022 for a 2-day forum that will help secure clean energy supply chains in the region and support the global energy transformation.
The Australian Government co-hosted the Sydney Energy Forum with the International Energy Agency to bring together governments and the private sector to identify practical opportunities to transition to clean energy.
Ministers from the United States, Japan, India, Indonesia, and the Pacific Island nation of Samoa attended the forum along with leaders of major companies that are committed to low emissions technologies.
Prime Minister, the Hon Anthony Albanese MP 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 forum will foster connections between investors, business and government with a focus on innovations in key clean energy technologies such as solar, hydrogen, critical minerals and batteries.
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.
Minister for Climate Change and Energy, the Hon Chris Bowen MP said “Australia has an opportunity to be a renewable energy superpower by tapping into our solar, wind and skilled energy workforces to drive clean manufacturing and energy exports in the region.”