Conference — Paris, France

Global Summit on People-Centred Clean Energy Transitions

The IEA Global Summit on People-Centred Clean Energy Transitions will provide a platform for ministers, policymakers, labour leaders from the IEA Clean Energy Labour Council, CEOs, youth representatives, indigenous voices and other international experts to engage in vital discussions about some of the most pressing socio-economic issues at the heart of fair and inclusive energy transitions. 

The Summit’s discussions will explore key challenges and opportunities to deliver a clean and just energy transition, including jobs and skills, worker protection, social and economic development, equality, social inclusion and fairness, and public participation. 

The Summit recordings are available on the event's session pages, which can be accessed by clicking on the links in the agenda below. The Chair's Summary of the Summit can be found here.


09:00-9:40 Opening remarks: Seizing the Opportunity for Fair and Inclusive Clean Energy Transitions 

9:40-11:15 Session 1: Responding to Shifting Labour Dynamics

Exploring the transforming labour market, key opportunities for decent job creation, skills development and inclusive workforce pathways.

11:35-12:35 Session 2: Advancing Gender Equality 

Exchanging best practices to address gender gaps in energy access, workforce development, entrepreneurship and education.  

13:35-15:00 Session 3: Designing Policies to Maximise Positive Social Impacts  

Discussing clean energy policy design to ensure that benefits are maximised and fairly distributed amongst all segments of the population. 

15:20-16:45 Session 4: Engaging People as Active Participants

Exploring mechanisms and strategies to engage all parts of society to build public support for clean energy transitions. 

16:45-17:00 Concluding remarks 



  • Special Guest – Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris
  • Argentina – Carolina Basualdo, Mayor of Despeñaderos
  • Australia – Ambassador Brendan Pearson
  • Belgium – Nancy Mahieu, Director-General Energy Policy
  • Brazil - Mariana de Assis Espécie, Special Advisor to Minister of Mines and Energy, Brazil
  • Canada – Ambassador Madeleine Chenette
  • Chile - Diego Pardow, Minister of Energy
  • China - Dr Xue Han, Associate Professor at the Institute of Resources and Environment Policies (IREP), Development Research Centre of the State Council 
  • Czechia - Lenka Tomanova, Head of Unit for International Cooperation in Energy, Ministry of Industry and Trade
  • Denmark - Christian Stenberg, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities
  • European Commission – Andriana Sukova, Director General, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
  • European Commission – Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director General, Directorate-General for Energy
  • Finland – Ambassador Pasi-Heikki Vaaranmaa
  • France – Sophie Mourlon, Director General of Energy and Climate
  • Germany – Ambassador Michaela Spaeth
  • Indonesia – Arifin Tasrif, Minister for Energy & Mineral Resources
  • Iraq – Fareed Yasseen, Special Climate Envoy of the Republic of Iraq
  • Ireland – Ambassador Gerard Keown
  • Italy – Ambassador Luca Sabbatucci
  • Kazakhstan – Zulfiya Suleimenova, Special Representative of the President of Kazakhstan on International Environmental Cooperation
  • Korea - Sang-hyup Kim, Co-Chairperson, Presidential Commission on Carbon Neutrality and Green Growth
  • Luxembourg – Ambassador Nadia Ernzer
  • Mexico – Ambassador Sybel Galván
  • Moldova - Victor Parlicov, Minister of Energy
  • Norway – Ambassador Halvor Hvideberg
  • Panama – Rosilena Lindo, Secretary of Energy
  • Senegal – Cheikh Niane, Deputy Minister of Energy, Petroleum and Mines
  • Slovak Republic - Branislav Ondrus, State Secretary, Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family
  • Slovak Republic - Kamil Sasko, State Secretary, Ministry of Economy
  • South Africa - Jacop Mbele, Director-General, Department of Mineral Resources and Energy
  • Spain – Sara Aagesen, Secretary of State for Energy, Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge
  • Switzerland – Ambassador Catherine Cudré-Mauroux
  • Türkiye - Dr Öztürk Selvitop - Director General for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources
  • United States – Betony Jones, Labor Advisor to the Secretary and Director, Office of Energy Jobs, Department of Energy


  • Alejandro Ochoa Gaboardi, Environment Secretary, Central Única de Trabajadores de Chile (CUT Chile)
  • Alex Callahan, National Director of Health, Safety and Environment, Canadian Labour Congress
  • Alison Tate, Director, Economic and Social Policy, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
  • Antonio de Lisboa Amancio Vale,     International Relations Secretary, Central Única dos Trabalhadores Brazil (CUT Brazil)
  • Atle Høie, General Secretary, IndustriALL Global Union
  • Atty. Sonny Matula, President, Federation of Free Workers, Philippines
  • Bert De Wel, Climate Policy Officer, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
  • Boitumelo, Molete, Social Development Policy Coordinator, Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)
  • Derrick Figures, Deputy Director for Clean Energy Jobs, American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
  • Elly Rosita Silaban, President, Confederation of All Indonesian Trade Unions (KSBSI)
  • Fabio Arias Giraldo, President, Central Unitaria de Trabajadores de Colombia (CUT Colombia)
  • Felix Anthony, National Secretary, Fiji Trades Union Congress (FTUC); President, International Trade Union Confederation Asia Pacific (ITUC Asia Pacific)
  • Adewale Adeyanju, Deputy President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)
  • Luc Triangle, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
  • Ludovic Voet, Confederal Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation
  • Mody Guiro, General Secretary, National Confederation of Senegalese Workers (CNTS)
  • Nolberto Díaz Sanchez, President, National Federation of Oil and Allied Workers' Unions of Chile (Fenatrapech); Former General Secretary, CUT Chile
  • Paola Cammilli, Global Director for Campaigns, Building and Wood Workers’ International
  • Peggy Hessen Følsvik, President, Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions
  • Per-Olof Sjöö, President, Building and Wood Workers’ International
  • Plamen Dimitrov, President, Bulgarian Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CITUB)
  • Rhoda Boateng, Program Coordinator, Climate Change and Just Transition, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC Africa)
  • Sean Sayer, Policy and Strategy Advisor, Office of the General Secretary (OGS), International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF)
  • Sharan Burrow, Chair, IEA Clean Energy Labour Council; Former General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
  • Zingiswa Losi, President, Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)


  • Andy Deacon, Co-Managing Director, Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM)
  • Celeste Drake, Deputy Director General, International Labour Organisation (ILO)
  • Ida McDonnell, Head of Development Co-operation Research Unit, OECD
  • Julia Skorupska, Head of Secretariat, Powering Past Coal Alliance
  • Lakshmi Bhamidipati, Advisor on Energy and Climate, UNEP
  • Mark Watts, Executive Director, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
  • Ruth Zugman do Coutto, Chief, Mitigation Branch, Climate Change Division, UNEP


  • Cristina Gamboa, Chief Executive Officer, World Green Building Council (WorldGBC)
  • Davide Cichero, Head of Global Engagement, International Chamber of Commerce
  • Elbia Gannoum, Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chair, Brazilian Wind Energy Association and Board of Global Wind Energy Council
  • Irene Alfaro, Managing Director, ARPEL (Association of Oil, Gas and Renewable Energy Companies of Latin America and the Caribbean)
  • Joan Leal, Chief Executive Officer, EDF Chile
  • John W.H. Denton AO, Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce
  • Karen Pflug, Chief Sustainability Officer, Ingka Group
  • María Mendiluce, Chief Executive Officer, We Mean Business
  • Ornella Nicolacci, Director, Beyond the Megawatt, Clean Energy Buyers Association (CEBA)
  • Patrícia Daiane, Corporate Responsibility Specialist, Energy Transition and Sustainability Department, Petrobras (Brazil)

Foundations/Development Banks

  • Janna Dakini Tenzing, Social Development Specialist, The World Bank
  • Laurence Tubiana, Chief Executive Officer, European Climate Foundation
  • Marcelino Madrigal, Energy Division Chief, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
  • Mike Enskat, Head of Infrastructure - Energy, Water, Mobility, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • Priyantha Wijayatunga, Senior Director, Energy Sector Office, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Theo Mitchell, Director for Climate – Europe and International, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
  • Virginie Leroy, Deputy Executive Director, Human Development and Social Progress, French Development Agency (AFD)

Civil Society

  • Bertha Dlamini, Chief Executive Officer, African Women in Electricity and Power
  • Christine Lins, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Global Women’s Network on the Energy Transition (GWNET)
  • Dr. Joseph Mithika Mwenda, Executive Director, PanAfrican Climate Justice Network
  • Eduardo Avila, Executive Director, RevoluSolar (Brazil)
  • Fati Nzi-Hassane, Director Africa, Oxfam International
  • Michael Clements, Director for International Programmes, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
  • Cardinal Michael Czerny, Prefect, Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, Holy See (Vatican)
  • Sheila Oparaocha, Director, International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy (ENERGIA)


  • Akil Callender, Youth Specialist, Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL)
  • Rind Alhage, Member, SDG7 Youth Constituency (Lebanon)
  • Ayisha Siddiqa, Youth Climate Advisor to UN Secretary General (US/Pakistan)
  • David Arinze, Global Focal Point, SDG7 Youth Constituency (Nigeria)
  • Helen Watts, Executive Director, Student Energy (Canada)
  • Sneha Satish Hegde, Partnerships Lead, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Young Professionals Climate and Sustainability Task Force (IEEE YP); Chair, IEEE DEIS Women In Engineering (India)
  • Yuhan Zheng, Regional Focal Point Asia, SDG7 Youth Constituency (China)
  • Zelda Mairura, YOUNGO (Kenya)

Indigenous Representatives

  • Dazawray Landrie-Parker, Director, Strategy & Governance, Mokwateh (Canada)
  • Joan Carling, Executive Director, Indigenous Peoples Rights International


  • Ana Carolina Gonzalez, Senior Director for Programs, Natural Resource Governance Institute
  • Srestha Banerjee, Director, India Just Transition Centre, iFOREST
  • Chandra Bhushan, President, iFOREST
  • Clarissa Lins, Trustee, Brazilian Center of International Relations (CEBRI)
  • Dimitrios Mentis, Lead, Energy Access Explorer, World Resources Institute
  • Izzy Woolgar, Director of External Affairs, Centre for Net Zero (UK)
  • Joachim Roth, Climate Policy Lead, World Benchmarking Alliance
  • Madeleine Raabe, Researcher on International Energy Transitions, Wuppertal Institute
  • Nick Robins, Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance, London School of Economics
  • Rana Adib, Executive Director, REN21
  • Reena Suri, Executive Director, India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF)