IEA Clean Energy Transitions Summit

 Paris, France
 Jul 9, 2020 – Jul 10, 2020

As part of its commitment to bridging the gap between the energy sector and the climate goals, the International Energy Agency (IEA) will hold the IEA Clean Energy Transitions Summit on 9 July in Paris. This ministerial-level event will bring together key government ministers, CEOs, investors and other major stakeholders from around the world with the aim of accelerating the pace of change through ambitious and real world solutions. The immediate aim will be to focus on concrete actions to reverse the growth in carbon emissions this decade, focusing on all the fuels and technologies that can help achieve that goal rapidly.

To support these objectives, the IEA will publish two major studies ahead of the summit. The first will be the much-antiscipated World Energy Outlook Special Report that will map out how to cut global energy-related carbon emissions by one-third by 2030. The second will be the newest Energy Technology Perspectives report, which will focus on an energy sector pathway for reaching net-zero emissions, looking in detail into all technology opportunities that could help to reduce emissions in hard to abate sectors.

All sessions will be livestreamed here


12h00 – 13h45: Opening Plenary Session

  • Welcome and opening remarks by the IEA Executive Director
  • Special address by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres
  • Interventions by Ministers

13h45 – 14h45: High-Level Panels (parallel sessions)

Panel 1: Accelerating Clean Energy Technology Innovation

  • Co-chaired by H.E. Tina Bru, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Norway
  • Co-chaired by H.E. Juan Carlos Jobet, Minister of Energy, Chile

Panel 2: An Inclusive and Equitable Recovery

  • Co-chaired by The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Natural Resources, Canada
  • Co-chaired by H.E. Aziz Rabbah, Minister of Energy, Mines and Environment of Morocco

Panel 3: Electricity Security and Sustainability

  • Co-chaired by H.E. Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy, European Commission
  • Co-chaired by H.E. Sontirat Sontijirawong, Minister of Energy, Thailand

14h45 – 14h50: Break

14h50 – 15h15: Plenary Session – Concluding remarks and Way forward

  • Interventions by Ministers
  • Way forward with Dr Fatih Birol, IEA Executive Director