The IEA has launched a new high-level distinguished speaker series, big IdEAs. Top thinkers, decision makers and global leaders will give talks that are idea-focused on a wide range of subjects that are timely and relevant but not always directly related to energy. The aim is to foster learning and inspiration – and provoke discussions that matter. Please join IEA member countries' ambassadors, IEA experts and viewers worldwide for these discussions, as they are live-streamed from the IEA website.



Australia’s insights on the energy transition

H.E. Josh Frydenberg MP / Australian Minister for the Environment and Energy

Date: 5 July 2018 - 16:30

Location: Australian Embassy, Paris

H. E. Josh Frydenberg is the Australian Minister for the Environment and Energy. He was elected to the Australian House of Representatives at the 2010 federal election and re-elected in 2013. He is the seventh person since Federation to hold this seat.

During his first term in parliament, Mr Frydenberg was appointed a member of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit and the Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform. He was a co-deputy chair of the Coalition's Productivity Priorities Working Group, and a member of a committee established by Tony Abbott to advise him on the re-establishment of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). In September 2013, Prime Minister Tony Abbott appointed Mr Frydenberg to the government's front bench as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, with specific responsibility for implementing the Coalition’s deregulation agenda.

In December 2014, Mr Frydenberg was appointed to the ministry as Assistant Treasurer. In September 2015, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull appointed Mr Frydenberg to the Ministry as Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia. In July 2016 Mr Frydenberg was appointed as Minister for the Environment and Energy.



Power to the people: time for energy for all in Africa

H.E. Amani Abou-Zeid / Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy

Date: 25 May 2018


Insights from H.E. Ana Palacio, Council of State of Spain

H.E. Ana Palacio Vallelersundi / Former Foreign Minister of Spain, member of the European Parliament and Vice President of the World Bank

Date: 3 October 2017


Change is possible

Dr. Bertrand Piccard / The renowned pilot, who completed the first solar flight around the world

Date: 6 September 2017


Insights from Qatar: Oil, Gas and Energy

H.E. Abudullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah / Chairman, The Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development

Date: 21 October 2016


Insights from Singapore: climate change, energy policies & regional perspective

S Iswaran / Minister for Trade and Industry of Singapore

Date: 4 July 2016


African development and access to energy

Claudio Descalzi / Chief Executive Officer of Eni

Date: 15 April 2016


The Indian economy: where from and where to

Arvind Panagariya / Vice-Chairman (rank of Cabinet Minister) of the National Institution for the Transformation of India (NITI) Aayog

Date: 4 March 2016


Energy Union: 2016 as year of delivery

Maroš Šefčovič / European Commission Vice-President

Date: 15 February 2016


Towards decarbonising the global economy: the direction of travel after COP21

Sir David King / UK Special Representative for Climate Change

Date: 29 January 2016


Role of sustainable energy in ending poverty and advancing climate justice

Mary Robinson / President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice; UN SG's Special Envoy on Climate Change; former President of Ireland

Date: 3 November 2015