IEA has played a critical role in supporting the energy discussions under the Argentina Presidency of the G20 and its priority "Transitioning towards cleaner, more flexible and transparent energy systems". For the G20, the IEA spearheads the comprehensive tracking of G20 progress on energy transitions, energy access, system integration of variable energy sources and system flexibility, fossil fuel subsidy reforms, energy efficiency as well as related investment and clean energy technologies.
The IEA participated to the G20 Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy Forum, the two meetings of G20 Energy Transitions Working Group, and supported the IGU Natural Gas Day, and the G20 Energy Ministerial. Read also the news article on IEA participation at the G20 energy ministerial meeting.
The IEA delivered a keynote address on the opportunities and challenges of natural gas in the future energy systems, at IGU Natural Gas Day (Mr Tim Gould, IEA Head of Energy Supply Outlook Division).
Paul Simons, Deputy Executive Director of the IEA, presented at the G20 Energy Efficiency & Renewables Forum on the synergies of renewable energy, efficiency and digitalisation in the energy sector.
Under the G20 Presidency of Argentina, the government of France (ADEME) and IEA hosted a workshop in Buenos Aires. The meeting gathered energy efficiency statisticians from G20 countries who shared experience with a view to improve end use data collection and the design of energy efficiency policies.