Dr Fatih Birol, the IEA’s Executive Director, met with Hon. Ibrahim Baylan, Sweden’s Minister for Policy Co-ordination and Energy, and the Chair of the next IEA Ministerial Meeting, which will be held in Paris in November 2017.
Minister Baylan expressed his strong support for the IEA’s modernization strategy, including the progress to open the IEA’s doors to emerging economies, a success story that will be highlighted at the Ministerial. Since the last Ministerial Meeting, held in 2015, the IEA has welcomed six Association countries: China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore and Morocco.
The IEA Ministerial will bring together over 35 energy ministers and about 30 CEOs from major energy companies to discuss a broad range of energy-related issues, such as spurring economic growth and jobs through sustainable energy policies, boosting clean energy technologies through innovation and investment, and understanding the growing interplay between digitalization and energy.