Global Industry: Ireland IEA’s next global conference

IEA Executive Director Dr Fatih Birol announced last week that Ireland this year will host our fourth annual Global Conference on Energy Efficiency in Dublin on 24 June 2019.

The theme of the conference will be “Modernising Energy Efficiency through Digitalisation”, with a focus on the next generation of efficiency policies using digital technologies and data analytics.

The event will begin with an address by Taoiseach Mr Leo Varadkar, Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland, seen on the right with Dr Birol in Davos.

“Energy efficiency is an essential element of our response to the challenges posed by climate change. I am pleased that the IEA is holding its global conference in Dublin this summer. Ireland has a strong record on energy efficiency and I look forward to discussing how we can take a leading role on this area in the years ahead,” said Taoiseach Mr Leo Varadkar at the announcement.
Looking back: IEA at COP24
The IEA participated in the COP24 international climate conference in Katowice, Poland, last December, to promote climate action through cutting-edge analysis, data, expertise and policy advice. In our latest commentary, analysts Caroline Lee and Andrew Prag outline five key takeaways from COP24.

“The outcome of COP24 was heralded by many as a success in multilateralism and diplomacy, and the adoption of the Paris Agreement “rulebook,” a set of rules and guidelines designed to bring the Agreement to life, was no small achievement. But how does this achievement translate to energy systems in the real world? What signals does it transmit to domestic policymakers and energy sector investors?”

If you were at COP24, and engaged with the IEA’s activities there in person or at a distance, we want to hear from you. Please take a few minutes to fill out our short survey. The results will help us ensure we continue to support the COP process as effectively as possible.
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