Promoting sustainable development and combating climate change have become integral aspects of energy planning, analysis and policy making. Because energy accounts for two-thirds of total greenhouse gas emissions and 80% of CO2, any effort to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change must include the energy sector.
Global CO2 emissions remained flat in 2016 for a third consecutive year, although the global economy grew. Changes to the fuel mix and energy efficiency played key roles.
Meeting the long-term climate objectives of the Paris Agreement requires urgently tackling energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. Individually and collectively, countries need to define and implement policies for accelerated clean energy transitions that are enabled by real-world SOLUTIONS, supported by ANALYSIS, and built on DATA. The IEA works with countries across the globe to implement climate-resilient decarbonisation pathways.
Our work on Climate change
Climate-Energy Policies for Low-Carbon Transitions
Countries around the world are embarking on transitions to sustainable energy systems. Given the complexity of these transitions, no single policy can hope to be a silver bullet; comprehensive and integrated policy packages are needed.
Tracking Transition of the Energy Sector
Energy systems are undergoing substantial changes. Tracking the progress of clean energy is essential to achieve sustainable, secure and affordable energy and to assess collective progress towards long-term goals.
Energy Transitions in Emerging Economies
A complete understanding of energy markets requires appreciating the views of all important players – their concerns, the challenges they face and the solutions they are considering. The IEA works to build good working relationships with countries beyond its membership.
IEA and the UNFCCC
The IEA promotes international collective action on climate change by supporting the UNFCCC and countries with solutions, analysis, and data for the global energy transition.
Policies and Measures Database (PAMS)
Explore this database containing country-validated information on climate change policies and measures from around the world
Future Scenarios for Climate Change
Access our latest modelling and analysis to gain insight into potential future scenarios for energy and climate change globally.
Real-world policy packages for sustainable energy transitions
Shaping energy transition policies to fit national objectives and constraints
World Energy Outlook 2017
Scenarios and projections to 2040, including the new Sustainable Development Scenario
CO2 Emissions From Fuel Combustion Highlights 2017
Contains world graphs and tables and main regional aggregates for 150 countries and regions
- IEA hosts joint data meeting with experts from IPCC
15 December 2017
- COP23: An important step towards Paris Agreement implementation
27 November 2017
- IEA launches the Clean Energy Transitions Programme to support clean-energy development
7 November 2017
Events & workshops
WorkshopSustainable Hydropower Conference in Rio Rio de Janeiro
WorkshopManaging Long-term Liability for Geologic Storage of CO2IEA, Paris