On 6 November 2023 the International Energy Agency (IEA) will host a high-level dialogue on the topic of Diversifying Clean Technology Manufacturing.
Many elements of clean technology supply chains are highly geographically concentrated. This is particularly true at the manufacturing step, where four countries and the European Union account for 80-90% of global production capacity for key clean energy technologies like solar PV, wind, batteries, heat pumps and electrolysers. If governments are to make progress towards establishing secure, resilient and sustainable supply chains for these critical components of clean energy transitions, they will need carefully designed industrial strategies that unlock investment, while at the same time maintaining competitive markets and international trade. Strategic partnerships can help to bridge gaps in domestic supply chains and boost investment in developing economies, thereby broadening the base and spreading the benefits of the clean energy economy.
By facilitating interactive dialogues on the topics above, this workshop is intended to be a platform for sharing experience among countries and with the private sector. The outcomes of the discussions will form a key input to an Energy Technology Perspectives (ETP) Special Report on diversifying clean technology manufacturing requested by G7 Leaders following their 2023 Summit in Hiroshima.
The workshop will bring together both public and private sector decision makers, alongside representatives from the research community and civil society organisations.
The workshop is by invitation only.