The Australian government has signed an agreement with Singapore to co-operate on low-emission technologies and solutions.
Following a virtual memorandum of understanding signing ceremony between the countries, Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor said the arrangement would be crucial to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement.
“Technological progress is the only way to reduce emissions while continuing to grow our economies and maintain reliable and affordable energy,” Mr Taylor said in a statement.
“Our vision is to be a global leader in low-emissions technology solutions. It’s a plan that will bring the world with us, creating jobs and supporting future prosperity.”
Under the MoU, Australia and Singapore will share technical knowledge and experience, and collaborate on the development of new technologies that will reduce emissions.
Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing signed the MoU on behalf of Singapore, which will see work progressed through annual meetings involving officials from both countries.
This MoU builds on existing agreements on hydrogen with other like-minded economies including Japan, Korea and Germany.