About co-operation with key international forums
The IEA co-operates with a broad range of international organizations and forums working in the field of energy. The IEA plays an active role in discussions with producer countries and with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), particularly within the International Energy Forum (IEF). The IEA also supports energy-related work of the Group of 20 (G20), Group of Seven (G7) and Group of Eight (G8), as well as the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM). Additionally, the IEA supports and contributes comprehensively to the energy agenda of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, and regularly advises in expert discussions at the Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
On statistics, the IEA is a founding partner of the Joint Organisations Data Initiative (JODI), working alongside APEC, the Statistical Office of the European Communities (EUROSTAT), the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), the Latin American Energy Organisation (OLADE), the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), OPEC and IEF. The IEA also works closely with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to maintain a joint database of renewable energy policies and measures.
Regionally, the IEA also collaborates with multigovernmental organizations such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the African Union to promote energy co-operation among member states.
In March 2017, the IEA and the Asian Development Bank committed to expanding their co-operation in the fields of energy security analysis, data and modelling, and clean energy technology. Specific areas of co-operation include energy technology assessments, energy data and statistics, energy efficiency, supply, demand and investment modelling, renewable energy deployment, and energy security analysis.
In 2015, the IEA signed a Statement of Intent with the APEC Energy Working Group (APEC EWG) at the APEC Energy Ministers Meeting in Cebu, Philippines. The IEA has given a "guest status" that enables it to participate in APEC EWG meeting without a specific invitation. The IEA co-operation with APEC is very broad, including notably, energy security, energy data and statistics, energy policy analysis and projections, and capacity buildinging.
In 2011, the IEA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ASEAN as a framework for enhancing future co-operation on regional energy issues and policy priorities. The IEA-ASEAN co-operation focuses on information-sharing, training and capacity-building on key energy priorities in the region such as: stable and affordable energy supply, power sector development and market integration; the ASEAN Petroleum Security Agreement (APSA); and energy efficiency. The IEA is an official Dialogue Partner of ASEAN and participates in the annual ASEAN Ministers of Energy Meeting.
Each year, the IEA, IEF and OPEC organize an IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Energy Outlooks as part of a joint work programme. The symposium gathers delegates from national and international oil companies and banks with senior analysts to discuss and compare the IEA World Energy Outlook and OPEC’s World Oil Outlook as part of an ongoing analysis of the assumptions and methodologies used by each organization. The continuous dialogue between the IEA and OPEC, with the IEF acting as facilitator, is leading to greater convergence in the baseline data that underpins IEA and OPEC analyses. The sixth IEA-IEF-OPEC symposium was held at the IEF Secretariat headquarters in Riyadh on 16 February 2016.
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