US visit to showcase Australia’s climate ambition and renewable energy potential

18 September 2022

Climate Change and Energy Minister Chris Bowen will visit the United States to participate in climate week at the United Nations General Assembly and represent Australia at the important Clean Energy Ministerial meeting in Pittsburgh. 

This will be an opportunity to re-enforce the message that under the Albanese Government, Australia is open for business for renewable energy investment. With a legislated commitment to reduce emissions by 43 per cent by 2030 and net zero by 2050, Australia can now provide the certainty that international investors seek for clean energy projects and supply chains.  

This visit will promote Australia as a partner in the clean energy transformation and our potential to be a renewable energy superpower, especially in the Indo-Pacific region. 

During his 5-day visit, Minister Bowen will deliver speeches and attend bilateral and multilateral meetings in New York, Pittsburgh and Washington DC.

While in New York, Minister Bowen will deliver a keynote address to the American Australian Association Business Council, with an audience of business leaders.

In Pittsburgh, he will attend the Global Clean Energy Action Forum and help launch the Net Zero Industries Mission with Austria.

Minister Bowen will also deliver a keynote address to the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC. 

The speech will be an opportunity to highlight how Australia and the US will work together to advance our climate objectives in the Indo Pacific region.

Minister Tanya Plibersek will be acting Minister for Climate Change and Energy in the Minister’s absence.