International Energy Agency / IEA

International Energy Agency (1974; Paris; 240 staff;

An autonomous body within the OECD framework, seeking “to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy” for all. The IEA examines the full spectrum of energy issues including oil, gas and coal supply and demand, renewable energy technologies, electricity markets, energy efficiency, access to energy, demand side management and much more. Major foci are energy security and energy poverty, energy development and carbon capture, environmental awareness and climate change, and engagement worldwide. IEA has 30 member countries.


  • Clean Energy Transitions Programme (CETP) – Leverages energy expertise across all fuels and technologies to accelerate global clean-energy transitions, particularly in major emerging economies. Includes collaborative analytical work, technical cooperation, training and capacity building and strategic dialogues.
  • Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies (E4) – Works closely with six of the world’s largest emerging economies on energy efficiency.
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – Providing annual country-by-country data on access to electricity and clean cooking (SDG 7.1) and the main data source for tracking official progress towards SDG targets on renewables (SDG 7.2) and energy efficiency (SDG 7.3).
  • Electric Vehicles Initiative – A multi-government policy forum dedicated to accelerating the introduction and adoption of electric vehicles worldwide.
  • Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs) – Involves over 6,000 experts worldwide who represent nearly 300 public and private organizations located in 55 countries.


Leadership: Fatih Birol (Executive Director)
Budget: $27.8m (2018)

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