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IEA finds CO2 emissions flat for third straight year even as global economy grew in 2016 17 March 2017 Latest estimates find continuing decoupling of global emissions and economic activity IEA welcomes Task Force recommendations to disclose climate change risks with scenario analysis 15 December 2016 The IEA welcomes the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures that aim to help businesses disclose the risks and opportunities presented by climate change.
A delicate balance between water demand and the low-carbon energy transition 15 November 2016 Energy and water have always been closely intertwined: water is essential for energy production, likewise energy is critical to water supply Emissions data critical for targeted climate action 7 November 2016 Knowing how much CO2 is being released and from where better enables countries to act on climate commitments Paris Agreement formally enters into force 4 November 2016 With the entry into force of the historic Paris Agreement today, the world is finally committing to collectively tackling climate change. Rapid ratification of Paris Agreement is a historic step forward, IEA says 6 October 2016 Approval by the world’s major economies signals a strong global commitment in the battle against climate change 2015: the year electric vehicles went mainstream 5 October 2016 EVs are one of the few low-carbon technologies on track for a 2 degree climate scenario The long road from Paris: the carbon impact of new power generation 23 September 2016 New power plants still not on track for global climate goals Accelerating action on climate change 20 September 2016 World watches as Paris Agreement moves closer to ratification in 2016 IEA Executive Director holds talks with Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia 6 September 2016 Dr Fatih Birol highlights challenges to energy security and discusses the future of the IEA-Slovenia relationship IEA Executive Director on official visit to Republic of Korea 2 September 2016 Discusses global energy markets and efforts underway to modernise the IEA Adapting to a Drier World 30 August 2016 As the world celebrates Water Week, IEA analysis has examined how energy production can make better use of limited water resources Air conditioning demand set to grow rapidly over the coming decades 24 August 2016 But hundreds of millions of new households across the developing world represent enormous potential for energy savings Renewables are often only as useful as the grid they feed 17 August 2016 Measuring the value of next-generation wind and solar Small increase in energy investment could cut premature deaths from air pollution in half by 2040, says new IEA report 27 June 2016 IEA strategy based on existing energy technologies and policies can cut 50% of pollutant emissions, the fourth-largest threat to human health, by 2040 Experts meet in Paris to re-define climate ambition 21 June 2016 Workshop seeks to identify opportunities to achieve faster and deeper energy-sector decarbonisation Cities are in the frontline for cutting carbon emissions, new IEA report finds 1 June 2016 Energy Technology Perspectives 2016 shows that decarbonising urban buildings and transport is key to attain Paris climate goals, but slow progress will test governments’ commitment Decoupling of global emissions and economic growth confirmed 16 March 2016 IEA analysis shows energy-related emissions of CO2 stalled for the second year in a row as renewable energy surged How best to encourage renewable energy after COP21 14 March 2016 More than 150 experts from around the globe share ideas with the IEA IEA backs Canada’s new energy and climate commitments 25 February 2016 Review of Canadian energy policies urges federal government to turn climate pledges into energy policies IEA warmly welcomes Paris Agreement 12 December 2015 Deal represents "nothing less than a historic milestone for the global energy sector" IEA Executive Director and China's Special Envoy on Climate Change herald closer ties at COP21 4 December 2015 “This is only the start of a great relationship,” Fatih Birol says at meeting in midst of UN negotiations
IEA Day at COP21 caps Agency’s busy schedule at climate talks 3 December 2015 Key messages to climate negotiators stress need for long-term approach to transform energy sector IEA brings four key messages to COP21 climate negotiations 25 November 2015 How climate talks can enable a low-carbon energy sector – plus aid economic growth and energy access Low prices should give no cause for complacency on energy security, IEA says 10 November 2015 Latest World Energy Outlook also sees clear signs that the energy transition is underway, but warns strong direction is needed from Paris climate summit
Key World Energy Statistics 2015 available for free download in time for climate talks 6 November 2015 Most popular IEA publication offers a wealth of at-a-glance energy data, including CO2 emissions IEA updates carbon emissions data ahead of climate change negotiations, revealing recent trends 4 November 2015 While CO2 emissions from fuel combustion rose 2.2% in 2013, the increase held below the average rate since 2000 IEA Executive Director highlights energy challenges and importance of engagement with ASEAN 26 October 2015 Southeast Asian countries are becoming larger energy consumers and will be increasingly confronted by issues similar to those faced by IEA members Climate pledges for COP21 slow energy sector emissions growth dramatically 21 October 2015 But further effort will be needed to achieve two-degree goal IEA chief receives support in Brussels for modernisation push 22 September 2015 In talks with EU officials, Fatih Birol outlines vision for Agency and greater IEA role in gas security New Executive Director’s first official visit is to China 9 September 2015 Fatih Birol argues for ‘new era’ in which Beijing participates fully in work of IEA IEA sets out pillars for success at COP21 15 June 2015 Report offers strategy for delivering a peak in energy emissions by 2020 Global energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide stalled in 2014 13 March 2015 Preliminary IEA data point to emissions decoupling from economic growth for the first time in 40 years A detailed look at ways to decarbonise the energy sector 24 December 2014 New IEA publication evaluates different options to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions IEA assists UN climate talks by providing summary of emissions data 9 December 2014 CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion – Highlights available for download by delegates and citizens alike Five key actions to achieve a low-carbon energy sector 20 November 2014 IEA delivers options for climate negotiations at COP 20 in Lima Signs of stress must not be ignored, IEA warns in its new World Energy Outlook 12 November 2014 Energy sector must tackle longer-term pressure points before they reach breaking point Interactive timelines combine policies and energy data 29 August 2014 New IEA web tool displays 22 years of key statistics on clean energy actions in more than 100 countries World needs $48 trillion in investment to meet its energy needs to 2035 3 June 2014 IEA World Energy Outlook special report sees rising role of governments in shaping investment decisions Empowering global youth to take action on climate change 28 May 2014 IEA Executive Director urges rising generation to inform themselves, shrink carbon footprints and use their growing influence to reduce global emissions Light tight oil does not diminish the importance of Middle East supply, IEA says in latest World Energy Outlook 12 November 2013 Report sees large disparities in regional energy prices affecting industrial competitiveness IEA offers detailed country-by-country data on energy-related carbon dioxide emissions 7 November 2013 Information illustrates evolution of greenhouse-gas emissions over several decades IEA: IPCC report emphasises need for energy sector transformation 27 September 2013 China’s top climate negotiator welcomes WEO Special Report on energy and climate 12 September 2013 Top Chinese climate negotiator welcomes WEO Special Report on energy and climate Second Forum on Climate Change-Energy Security Nexus 26 June 2013 Stakeholders meet in London to discuss bolstering energy sector’s resilience to climate change Four energy policies can keep the 2°C climate goal alive 10 June 2013 IEA report shows how to stop growth in energy-related emissions by 2020 at no net economic cost 4°C in Davos 19 April 2013 The temperature is rising, and so is complacency: neither is acceptable or inevitable WEO workshop looks at what energy sector can do soon to limit climate change 12 March 2013 Government, international and business leaders gather at IEA to advise on special report due out in June Blueprint details how Indian cement sector can sharply reduce its CO2 emissions 25 February 2013 Approach co-developed by IEA also makes deep cuts in industry’s energy needs Electricity in a Climate-Constrained World 12 February 2013 New IEA book offers solutions for limiting emissions from power generation, plus key electricity-sector data Statement by International Energy Agency Executive Director on COP 18 3 December 2012 Tapping technology and efficiency to secure a clean energy future 26 November 2012 IEA Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven discusses how Energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies will play a vital role in the transition to a secure and sustainable energy future Nordics and IEA collaborate on paths to a carbon-neutral energy system by 2050 20 November 2012 Preview of Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives finds benefits to regional co-operation by clean-energy leaders North America leads shift in global energy balance, IEA says in latest World Energy Outlook 12 November 2012 Agency’s flagship publication says need to improve energy efficiency globally remains as great as ever IEA initiates dialogue on the energy-security impacts of climate change 8 November 2012 Collaboration between IEA, UNFCCC will lead to improved data and analysis on climate issues 26 September 2012 The two organisations will share expertise in energy and electricity data, clean energy-related policies and measures, and clean energy technology Limiting the long-term increase of global temperature to 2° Celsius is still possible 17 August 2012 “Action in all sectors is necessary to reach our climate targets” – IEA Executive Director Global warming may lead to ‘Miami Beach in Boston’ situation unless urgent action is taken 31 July 2012 IEA Deputy Executive Director says there is no single magic bullet that will address all of today’s energy challenges IEA sees renewable energy growth accelerating over next 5 years 5 July 2012 Agency’s first-ever renewable energy market report forecasts that global renewable power generation will increase by over 40% as deployment opportunities expand
New IEA report shows technology can transform energy system but emphasises need for decisive policy action now 11 June 2012 Energy Technology Perspectives 2012 says with right policies, shift to clean energy can more than pay for itself
Global carbon-dioxide emissions increase by 1.0 Gt in 2011 to record high 24 May 2012 The Future of Energy 29 February 2012 IEA Executive Director gives far-ranging presentation in Mexico City IEA says action needed now to sustainably enhance energy security and avert climate change 6 December 2011 More needs to be done to halve carbon dioxide emissions from new cars by 2030 2 December 2011 Buying a diesel car instead of its gasoline equivalent is one way to improve fuel economy. Large-scale transformation of the energy sector could slash CO2 emissions and create new jobs, says OECD/IEA report 1 December 2011 As the energy sector is responsible for the majority of mankind’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, reforming it is critical to solving the climate change dilemma. Can all barriers to implementing energy efficiency policies be overcome by putting a price on carbon? 1 August 2011 IEA report identifies several areas which are not addressed by carbon pricing. Fact versus fiction 15 June 2011 The IEA sets the record straight on energy-related misperceptions.
New IEA book addresses the role of electricity in meeting climate change goals 27 May 2011 IEA report shows how to achieve dramatic energy savings in the buildings sector by 2050 16 May 2011 Diverse mix of energy sources are needed to decarbonise European electricity supply 3 May 2011 Benefits of low-carbon policies are not only climate-related but also economic, IEA Executive Director stresses Complacent attitude to climate change must be stamped out 10 March 2011 There is a need to intensify global efforts ahead of the next UN summit in Durban. IEA urges Polish government to integrate its energy and climate strategies 2 March 2011 ‘Poland has made impressive efforts over recent years to develop a solid energy policy framework’ – Executive Director, Nobuo Tanaka. Countries must act now to achieve a secure and cleaner energy future 19 January 2011 IEA Executive Director speaks on opening day of World Future Energy Summit Global surge of activity follows successful production of unconventional gas in US 13 January 2011 IEA analyst outlines core factors countries must address to emulate this achievement. Climate change talks: the road to Durban 10 January 2011 IEA expert Richard Baron assesses the recent UN conference in Cancun and outlines priorities for countries to address ahead of the South Africa summit in December. IEA and EU collaboration to achieve the energy revolution 16 November 2010 IEA participates in Governors Global Climate Summit 3 in California 16 November 2010 Deputy Executive Director speaks on capitalising green technology IEA at Shanghai Expo 25 June 2010 Focus on fossil fuel subsidies for G20 4 June 2010 Responding to climate change 25 March 2010 Focus on renewable energy, climate change in Israel 12 February 2010 IEA at World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi 20 January 2010 Conference seeks to identify real solutions for today's climate change and energy challenges Spotlight on the UN Climate Talks in Copenhagen 11 December 2009 IEA welcomes US and Chinese CO2 targets 26 November 2009 IEA calls for “Clean Energy New Deal” to stimulate global economy and combat climate change 8 December 2008 Ministries with energy responsibilities must step up now to climate change mitigation and realise huge potential of energy efficiency 11 December 2007 Energy security and climate policy: Assessing interactions 28 March 2007 IEA: IPCC report emphasises urgency of global action 2 February 2007