09 Jul 2020 12:00—15:15

IEA Clean Energy Transitions Summit

Conference

Ministers from countries representing the vast majority of global GDP, energy use and greenhouse gas emissions will take part in the IEA's Clean Energy Transitions Summit on Thursday 9 July, gathering around a virtual table to discuss measures to boost economies, create jobs, reduce global emissions and make energy systems more resilient. Ministers in attendance will represent almost 80% of global energy consumption and global carbon emissions, making the Summit the highest-profile energy and climate discussion since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Participants include representatives of the world’s largest energy users: Minister Zhang Jianhua of China, Secretary Dan Brouillette of the United States, Minister R.K. Singh of India, and Minister Kajiyama Hiroshi of Japan.

Among the high-level participants will be António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, and Alok Sharma, Secretary of State of the United Kingdom and President of the upcoming COP26, as well as Ministers representing the countries that held the past two COP meetings. They will be joined by the President of the Asian Development Bank, the President of the World Economic Forum (Davos), CEOs from across the energy sector, major investors, and representatives from civil society.

In addition to two plenary sessions, the Summit will consist of high-level panels. These will focus on Accelerating Clean Energy Technology Innovation, an Inclusive and Equitable Recovery, and a Resilient and Sustainable Electricity Sector.

The high-level discussions at the Summit, which you can watch live on this page, will draw on key IEA reports, most notably the Sustainable Recovery Plan and the Special Report on Clean Energy Innovation. Together, those two reports provide both near-term and longer-term strategies for improving economic development and meeting energy and climate goals.

12h00 – 14h00: Opening Plenary Session

  • Welcome and opening remarks by the IEA Executive Director
  • Special address by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres
  • Interventions by Ministers

14h00 – 15h00: High-Level Panels (parallel sessions)

Panel 1: Accelerating Clean Energy Technology Innovation

  • Co-chaired by H.E. Tina Bru, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Norway
  • Co-chaired by H.E. Juan Carlos Jobet, Minister of Energy, Chile

Panel 2: An Inclusive and Equitable Recovery

  • Co-chaired by The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Natural Resources, Canada
  • Co-chaired by H.E. Aziz Rabbah, Minister of Energy, Mines and Environment of Morocco

Panel 3: Electricity Security and Sustainability

  • Co-chaired by H.E. Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy, European Commission
  • Co-chaired by H.E. Sontirat Sontijirawong, Minister of Energy, Thailand

15h00 – 15h15: Plenary Session – Concluding remarks and Way forward

  • Interventions by Ministers
  • Way forward with Dr Fatih Birol, IEA Executive Director


Host

  • Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency

Special addresses

  • H.E. António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations

Government

  • Ms. Jo Evans, Deputy Secretary, Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, Australia
  • H.E. Ms. Leonore Gewessler, Minister of Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, Austria
  • Ms. Nancy Mahieu, Director-General for Energy, Federal Public Service Economy, SMEs, Self-Employed and Energy, Belgium
  • H.E. Mr. Bento Albuquerque, Minister of Mines and Energy, Brazil
  • H.E. Mr. Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Natural Resources, Canada
  • H.E. Mr. Juan Carlos Jobet, Minister of Energy, Chile
  • H.E. Zhang Jianhua, Energy Minister, National Energy Administration, China
  • H.E. Mr. Diego Mesa Puyo, Minister of Mines and Energy, Colombia
  • H.E. Mr. Karel Havlíček, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade, Czech Republic
  • H.E. Mr. Dan Jørgensen, Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities, Denmark
  • Mr. Kimmo Tiilikainen, Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Finland
  • Ms. Sophie Mourlon, Director for Energy, France
  • Mr. Thomas Bareiß, State Secretary, Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany
  • Mr. Gerassimos Thomas, Deputy Minister of Environment and Energy, Greece
  • Ms. Andrea Kádár, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry for Innovation and Technology, Hungary
  • H.E. Mr. Raj Kumar Singh, Minister of Power, India
  • H.E. Mr. Arifin Tasrif, Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia
  • H.E. Mr Eamon Ryan TD, Minister for Climate Action, Communication Networks and Transport, Ireland
  • H.E. Mr Sergio Costa, Minister of Environment, Italy
  • H.E. Mr. Hiroshi Kajiyama, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
  • Mr. Youngjoon Joo, Deputy Minister for Energy and Resources, Korea
  • H.E. Mr. Žygimantas Vaičiūnas, Minister of Energy, Lithuania
  • H.E. Mr. Claude Turmes, Minister of Energy, Luxembourg
  • H.E. Ms. Rocío Nahle García, Secretary of Energy, Mexico
  • H.E. Mr. Aziz Rabbah, Minister of Energy, Mines, and the Environment, Morocco
  • Mr. Sandor Gaastra, Director-General Climate and Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, The Netherlands
  • H.E. Ms. Jane Coombs, Ambassador to the OECD, New Zealand
  • H.E. Ms. Tina Bru, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Norway
  • H.E. Mr. Jorge Rivera, Secretary of Energy, Panama
  • H.E. Mr. Michal Kurtyka, Minister of Climate, Poland
  • H.E. Mr. João Pedro Matos Fernandes, Minister of Environment and Climate Action, Portugal
  • H.E. Mr. Mouhamadou Makhtar Cissé, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Senegal
  • Mr. Ngiam Shih Chun, Chief Executive, Energy Market Authority, Singapore
  • Mr. Karol Galek, State Secretary, Ministry of Economy, Slovak Republic
  • H.E. Mr. Samson Gwede Mantashe, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, South Africa
  • H.E. Ms. Teresa Ribera, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for the Ecological Transition, Spain
  • H.E. Mr. Anders Ygeman, Minister for Energy and Digital Development, Sweden
  • Mr. Benoît Revaz, State Secretary for Energy, Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, Switzerland
  • H.E. Mr. Sontirat Sontijirawong, Minister of Energy, Thailand
  • H.E. Mr. Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth, United Kingdom
  • H.E. Mr. Alok Sharma, COP26 President, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, United Kingdom
  • H.E. Mr. Dan Brouillette, Secretary of Energy, United States
  • H.E. Ms. Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy, European Commission

Non-government

  • Mr. Patrick Graichen, Executive Director, Agora
  • Mr. Masatsugu Asakawa, President, Asian Development Bank
  • Mr. Anil Arora, Chief Statistician, Canada
  • Mr. Yan Zhuang, Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Solar
  • Mr. Stephan Singer, Senior Advisor Global Energy Policies, Climate Action Network
  • Mr. Jean-Bernard Lévy, Chief Executive Officer, EDF
  • Mr. Claudio Descalzi, Chief Executive Officer, Eni
  • Ms. Laurence Tubiana, Chief Executive Officer, European Climate Foundation
  • Mr. Andrew McDowell, Vice-President, European Investment Bank
  • Ms. Christiana Figueres, Founding Partner, Global Optimism
  • Mr. Tony Clamp, Director of Private Sector Facility, Green Climate Fund
  • Mr. Ben Backwell, Chief Executive Officer, Global Wind Energy Council
  • Mr. Hiroaki Nakanishi, Executive Chairman, Hitachi
  • Mr. Claudio Facchin, President, Hitachi ABB Power Grids
  • Mr. Ignacio Galán, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Iberdrola
  • Ms. Stephanie Pfeifer, Chief Executive, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change
  • Mr. Rafael Grossi, Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Mr. James Roaf, Assistant Director, International Monetary Fund
  • Mr. Francesco La Camera, Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency
  • Mr. Michael Liebreich, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Liebreich Associates
  • Mr. Christopher Guérin, Chief Executive Officer, Nexans
  • Mr. Gurdeep Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, NTPC Limited
  • Ms. Sama Bilbao y León, Head of the Division of Nuclear Technology Development and Economics, Nuclear Energy Agency, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Mr. Rodolfo Lacy, Director, Environment Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Ms. Rana Adib, Executive Director, REN21
  • Mr. Sumant Sinha, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Renew Power           
  • Mr. Marco Alverà, Chief Executive Officer, SNAM
  • Ms. Helle Thorning Schmidt, Board member, Former Prime Minister, Vestas
  • Mr. Børge Brende, President, World Economic Forum