Strengthening climate and energy cooperation with Vietnam

Assistant Minister for Climate Change and Energy Jenny McAllister will travel to Vietnam to drive cooperation on climate and the energy transition under our recently signed Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and Australia’s Southeast Asia Economic Strategy to 2040.

The Assistant Minister will visit Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, meeting with Vietnamese ministers, as well as development partners and business leaders.

She will deliver a keynote speech to the Australia-Vietnam Green Economy Summit in Ho Chi Minh City on 16 April, reinforcing Australia’s support for Vietnam and Southeast Asia throughout their clean energy transformations.

The meetings and summit will help Australia and Vietnam work together to capture the opportunities offered by renewable energy and address the challenges of climate change.

Assistant Minister McAllister said Australia would work with Vietnam to share the benefits of the clean energy transition.

“This visit will further Australian and Vietnamese cooperation on new clean energy industries, technologies and networks,” Assistant Minister McAllister said.

“Cooperation is the key to unlocking economic opportunities for Australia and Vietnam as our countries, and international partners undergo a clean energy transformation.

“I look forward to working with the government and business leaders of Vietnam to take these opportunities and secure our energy future.”

On 7 March 2024, Australia and Vietnam elevated their relationship to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, the first of its kind with a standalone climate and clean energy pillar.

Invested: Australia’s Southeast Asia Economic Strategy to 2040 also identifies the green energy transition as a priority sector for cooperation with Vietnam.