Informal Meeting of EU Energy and Environment Ministers in Are, Sweden

23 July 2009

IEA Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka addressed the Informal Meeting of EU Energy and Environment Ministers in Are, Sweden. He called on Ministers to increase their efforts in the area of energy efficiency. Energy efficiency is a critical element of an eco-efficient economy. Mr. Tanaka emphasised not only the environmental and energy security benefits of energy efficiency, but also the potential for energy efficiency initiatives to create jobs and contribute to economic growth. Mr. Tanaka addressed the meeting alongside Lord Nicholas Stern.