About EWG meetings
The APEC Energy Working Group (EWG) is involved in a variety of meetings that strive to promote regional energy security and economic prosperity in an environmentally sustainable manner.
EWG meetings—held formally twice a year to discuss key energy issues, including the Energy Security Initiative (ESI), project management, notable energy sector developments in the region and energy investment. The ESI comprises short and long-term responses to the energy challenges facing the region.
APEC Energy Ministers' Meetings (EMMs)—generally held every two years, the meetings discuss regional energy challenges, progress of projects and policy work relating to energy security, and to provide guidance and instructions on the EWG’s work programs. Energy Ministers’ Declarations can be found on the APEC website.
APEC Economic Leaders Meetings—held once a year. Declarations from the Leader's Meetings set the policy agenda for APEC and its working groups, including the EWG.
APEC Energy Trade and Investment Roundtable—held 30 September–2 October 2008, in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. The meeting responded to instructions from APEC Energy Ministers in 2007 to promote more efficient energy markets and to facilitate cross border trade. The Roundtable resulted in the establishment of the EWG Energy Trade and Investment Task Force (ETITF). The ETITF is chaired by Australia and seeks to address barriers to energy trade and investments in the region.