August 12, 2021
The United States, Taiwan, Japan, and Australia
Cohost Virtual Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF) Workshop on Green Energy
On August 11, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association (JTEA), and Australian Office Taipei co-hosted a virtual GCTF workshop entitled “Green Energy: A Way to a Clean and Sustainable Earth.”
AIT Director Sandra Oudkirk joined MOFA Minister Joseph Wu, JTEA Chief Representative Hiroyasu Izumi, and Australian Office Taipei Representative Jennifer Bloomfield in delivering opening remarks. Director Oudkirk highlighted President Biden’s statement at the recent G7 meeting in Cornwall, where he emphasized that transitioning the world to cleaner energy sources is both urgent and essential. Oudkirk said that “our shared future begins by building networks for energy-related cooperation, which will further enable us to achieve global economic recovery and meet growing energy demands in a sustainable way.”
During the workshop, professionals from government agencies, industry, and academia from 50 different countries shared their experiences and learned best practices from experts from the United States, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, and the Netherlands. Topics discussed included global green energy challenges and trends, Japanese renewable energy support to developing countries, green energy development in Australia, and potential solutions for green energy transformation.
The United States, Taiwan, and the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association jointly administer the Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF), which serves as a platform for Taiwan to share its expertise with partners around the world.