Executive Director calls for technology revolution at APEC summit
13 November 2010
IEA Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka attended the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit 2010 in Yokohama, Japan.
The summit was held 13-14 November on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum, with 800 leaders from politics and business discussing further economic integration of the Asia-Pacific region and energy and environmental issues in the region.
The event featured keynotes from a number of world leaders attending the APEC forum, including US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao.
Mr. Tanaka joined the discussion on global environment and growth and showed the latest data from the World Energy Outlook 2010 publication while making a call for a technology revolution and stressing the need for action in all low-carbon technologies.
President Calderon Hinojosa of Mexico agreed to Mr. Tanaka's call for action now rather than waiting for a future deal in climate negotiations.
In response to Mr. Tanakas explanation of the IEA's contribution to G20 work on fossil fuel subsidy, US President Obama said he is very happy with the IEA's work.
Browse IEA news by topic:
- IEA Executive Director delivers keynote address to G7 Energy Ministerial
- Experts provide input for World Energy Outlook 2016 on how renewables can best help limit climate change
- 4th IEA Unconventional Gas Forum examines Latin America’s production prospects
- IEA Executive Director briefs Japanese PM ahead of G7 summit
- IEA highlights production growth outlook for Brazilian oil and biofuels even as demand dips