Paris Time Webinar

Policies for People – Best Practice in People-Centred Policymaking

Well-designed clean energy transition policies will have positive socio-economic impacts and can enhance energy access and affordability, while protecting low-income households and vulnerable populations.

Drawing on successful examples from around the world, this webinar will explore best practice in people centred clean energy transition policies. The webinar will specifically discuss how clean energy transitions can provide higher levels of access for income generating activities and how to address specific gender and youth needs. It will also look at the pricing of clean energy transitions, and how gains and losses can be shared throughout society to better serve the common good.

The webinar will inform the discussions of the Global Commission on People-Centred Clean Energy Transitions.

It will be livestreamed on the day of the event on this page.


Welcoming Address by IEA Executive Director Dr Fatih Birol 

Ministerial Perspectives

Moderator: Mary Warlick, IEA Deputy Executive Director

  • Sophie Gladima, Minister for Petroleum and Energy, Senegal
  • Simonetta Sommaruga, Minister of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, Switzerland
  • Seamus O'Regan, Minister of Natural Resources, Canada
  • Diego Mesa Puyo, Minister of Mines and Energy, Colombia
  • Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy
  • Selwin Hart, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Climate Action and Assistant Secretary-General for the Climate Action Team, United Nations

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Dr Brian Motherway, Head of the Energy Efficiency Division, IEA 

  • Christine Egan, Executive Director and CEO, CLASP - Efficiency for access coalition
  • Yetunde Fadeyi, Founder and Director, REES Africa
  • Guadalupe Gonzalez, Director of Electricity, Panama National Secretary of Energy
  • Nick Mabey, Chief Executive, E3G
  • Dr. Debajit Palit, Director and Senior Fellow, Rural Energy and Livelihoods (REL) Division, TERI
  • Dana Rysankova, Senior Energy Specialist & Global Lead for Energy Access, The World Bank