Growing economic interdependence, environmental issues and an increasingly global energy market make IEA relations with non-member countries, industry, international organisations and other stakeholders especially important. Just over half of the world’s energy consumption now takes place outside the IEA region. Collectively, non-IEA countries will account for almost all growth in energy demand up to 2030.
Directed by its member countries, the IEA has developed close co-operative working relationships with major emerging economies such as Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, South Africa and Thailand, as well as countries in the Caspian region, the Middle East and North Africa.
Iceland, Israel, Mexico and Slovenia are members of the OECD but not of the IEA. In order to become a member country of the IEA, countries must meet certain requirements. Chile is a candidate country for accession. For more information on IEA membership, click here.