Energy and climate ministers from around the world will meet in Paris on 13 and 14 February for the IEA’s 2024 Ministerial Meeting to take stock of the latest developments in energy markets, policies and transitions – and to set the Agency’s strategic direction for the coming years.
The 2024 IEA Ministerial Meeting will also be the occasion to mark the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the IEA, with a number of special events, including a series of High-Level Dialogues and an Energy Innovation Forum.
The 2024 Ministerial Meeting will be co-chaired by the Ministers of Ireland and France. The Vice Chairs are the Ministers of Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and Poland. Special guests will include European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and former Irish President Mary Robinson, as well as Ministers from the IEA’s 31 member countries and from partner countries across the world, including Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Kenya, Senegal, Singapore and Ukraine. CEOs of major energy companies and leaders from finance and civil society will also participate.
The IEA was founded in 1974 to ensure the security of oil supplies. Since then, the IEA’s role has evolved and expanded to put it at the heart of the global dialogue on energy security and clean energy transitions. As well as energy security, the IEA today focuses on the full range of fuels, technologies and issues, from renewables, efficiency and electricity to oil, gas and coal – and from energy access and climate change to investment, innovation and critical minerals.
The 2024 IEA Ministerial Meeting comes at a crucial time for energy markets and clean energy transitions globally. Major issues include the risks to energy security linked to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and beyond – and international efforts to deliver on the outcomes of the COP28 climate change conference. Fifty years on from the founding of the IEA amid the 1970s oil shock, this milestone event offers the opportunity to reflect on how the global energy system has changed and how to tackle the energy and climate challenges the world faces today and in the coming decades.
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