09 Jul 2020 12:00—15:15
Welcome to the first IEA Clean Energy Transitions Summit, that will take place on 9 July and will be livestreamed. The year’s largest global gathering on energy and Climate.
Ministers from countries representing the vast majority of global GDP, energy use and greenhouse gas emissions will take part in the IEA’s Clean Energy Transitions Summit on Thursday 9 July, gathering around a virtual table to discuss measures to boost economies, create jobs, reduce global emissions and make energy systems more resilient. 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.
In addition to two plenary sessions, the Summit will consist of high-level panels. These will focus on Accelerating Clean Energy Technology Innovation, an Inclusive and Equitable Recovery, and a Resilient and Sustainable Electricity Sector.
The high-level discussions at the Summit, which you can watch live on this page, will draw on key IEA reports, most notably the Sustainable Recovery Plan and the Special Report on Clean Energy Innovation. Together, those two reports provide both near-term and longer-term strategies for improving economic development and meeting energy and climate goals.
- Opening session:Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook,
- Breakout 1:YouTube, Twitter
- Breakout 2: YouTube, Twitter
- Breakout 3: YouTube, Twitter
- Closing session:YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook