We are responsible for the New Zealand Government’s linkages with international energy organisations.
These relationships allow New Zealand to participate in high-level multi-national discussions on key energy issues, collaborate in studies and research and development programmes, and develop policy built on the best regional and international information.
New Zealand is a member of the International Energy Agency (IEA) - an autonomous inter-governmental agency linked to the Organization for Economic Co-operation (OECD). The IEA is New Zealand's primary vehicle for international collaboration on energy.
New Zealand is a member of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Energy Working Group, which is APEC’s main body to deal with energy issues.
The East Asia Summit Energy Cooperation Taskforce is an expert working group created to study possible areas of cooperation on regional energy issues. New Zealand is one of 18 Asian and Pacific member countries.
The International Energy Forum is a gathering of the world's energy ministers. It has become the premier producer-consumer dialogue between member countries of the International Energy Agency, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), and Russia, China and India.
In March 2015, New Zealand voluntarily took part in an APEC Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform (FFSR) peer review. The review is aimed at identifying inefficient fossil fuel subsidies that lead to wasteful consumption.