IEA Clean Energy Transitions Summit

Start date 2020-07-09 12:00

End date 2020-07-09 03:15

The year’s largest global gathering on energy and climate issues aims to support a resilient and sustainable economic recovery from the Covid-19 crisis.

Ministers in attendance will represent almost 80% of global energy consumption and global carbon emissions, making the Summit the highest-profile energy and climate discussion since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Participants include representatives of the world’s largest energy users: Minister Zhang Jianhua of China, Secretary Dan Brouillette of the United States, Minister R.K. Singh of India, Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans of the European Commission, and Minister Kajiyama Hiroshi of Japan.

Among the high-level participants will be António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, and Alok Sharma, Secretary of State of the United Kingdom and President of the upcoming COP26, as well as Ministers representing the countries that held the past two COP meetings. They will be joined by the President of the Asian Development Bank, the President of the World Economic Forum (Davos), CEOs from across the energy sector, major investors, and representatives from civil society.

As the pandemic unfolded, the IEA responded quickly by leading calls for governments to put clean energy at the heart of their economic recovery plans in order to avoid the kind of sharp rebound in emissions that followed the 2008-2009 crisis. We refocused our work to analyse the impacts of Covid-19 on the energy world, by conducting in-depth assessments across fuels, technologies and emissions trends, and by developing policy advice for governments to support a sustainable recovery.

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This is a historic event for the IEA, and to ensure broad global engagement the entire event will be livestreamed. All sessions are available on the Event page on the IEA website, YouTube and directly across the IEA’s social media channel: