On 8 July, a preparatory meeting for the October 2010 Partnership Meeting on Energy and Sustainability (‘Partnership Meeting’) took place in Jakarta, hosted by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Indonesia. Representatives of nine IEA member countries and nine non-member ‘partner’ countries participated.
8 July 2010
The discussion was based on a background paper and questions for discussion, circulated by the IEA Secretariat in advance. Participants generally welcomed the approach and concepts presented in the background paper but also emphasised the need to ensure the Partnership Meeting adds value, focuses on issues where the IEA can make distinctive contribution and where IEA cooperation is making or can make a difference. They agreed that comprehensive energy security should be at the heart of the agenda in October; energy sustainability is a key topic.