At the World Summit on Sustainable Development in September 2002 Australia and Mexico, on behalf of the EWG, submitted "Energy for Sustainable Development: The Contribution and Role of the APEC Energy Working Group" as a Type 2 Partnership Initiative, as agreed by APEC Energy Ministers at their 6th meeting earlier that year. This Initiative, accompanied by a Case Study, demonstrated to a global audience how voluntary regional partnerships can be effectively utilised to achieve sustainable development objectives.
This initial Partnership Initiative covered the work of the EWG through to 2006.� APEC Energy Ministers at their 8th meeting directed the EWG to continue to report sustainable development activities to the UN Commission on Sustainable Development. A revised Type 2 Partnership Initiative, "Energy for Sustainable Development: Fostering Regional Energy Cooperation in APEC, 2007�2010", was submitted in 2007, again by Australia and Mexico on behalf of the EWG. This revised Initiative continues to highlight the EWG's contribution to sustainable development through the following objectives:
The EWG incorporates sustainable development principles into the development and implementation of all EWG projects.