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IEA Contribution to G20 Energy in 2017

Germany, 7-8 July

IEA has played a critical role in the energy and climate track of the German G20. The G20 Hamburg Climate and Energy Action Plan for Growth 2017 reflects core IEA contributions: the IEA/IRENA report Perspectives for the Energy Transition: Investment Needs for a Low Carbon Energy System and related OECD report "Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth" and the OECD/IEA update report on inefficient fossil fuel subsidies‌. The Action Plan invites the IEA to regularly report on the energy transformation and investment needs. The IEA co-organised jointly with IPEEC the G20 Energy Efficiency Forum in Hamburg (2 May 2017), a cornerstone of the G20 2016 Energy Efficiency Leading Programme. For the G20, the IEA spearheads the tracking of G20 progress on energy access, system integration of variable energy sources and system flexibility, energy efficiency as well as related investment and technology perspectives.

Familiy photo Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD)

IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol is in the middle of the first row. (Photo courtesy of Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, all rights reserved)


Mr Fatih Birol delivered a presentation on the perspectives of the energy transitions at the opening of the BETD, on the 20th of March 2017.

IEA Director Kamel Benaceur participated in the B20 Summit under German Presidency in Berlin on 2-3 May 2017, presenting IEA perspectives on the global energy transition.

On 2 May 2017, the G20 Energy Efficiency Forum met in Hamburg, co-hosted by Germany, China, IEA and IPEEC. Mr Brian Motherway, Head of the Energy Efficiency Division at the IEA, presented an overview of global energy efficiency trends and policies in G20 economies.