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.
H.E. Amani Abou-Zeid / Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy
Date: 25 May 2018
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
Dr. Bertrand Piccard / The renowned pilot, who completed the first solar flight around the world
Date: 6 September 2017
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
S Iswaran / Minister for Trade and Industry of Singapore
Date: 4 July 2016
Claudio Descalzi / Chief Executive Officer of Eni
Date: 15 April 2016
Arvind Panagariya / Vice-Chairman (rank of Cabinet Minister) of the National Institution for the Transformation of India (NITI) Aayog
Date: 4 March 2016
Maroš Šefčovič / European Commission Vice-President
Date: 15 February 2016
Sir David King / UK Special Representative for Climate Change
Date: 29 January 2016
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