Paris Time Conference — Paris, France

IEA Critical Minerals and Clean Energy Summit

The International Energy Agency will host the first ever international summit on critical minerals and their role in clean energy transitions on 28 September 2023 in Paris. The opening session will be livestreamed on this page beginning at 10:30.

The IEA Critical Minerals and Clean Energy Summit will focus on measures to promote the secure, sustainable and responsible supply of raw materials that have a central role in the global clean energy transition. The Summit will convene ministers from countries around the world – including both large mineral producers and consumers – as well as business leaders, investors, heads of international organisations and civil society representatives.

The convening of the IEA Critical Minerals and Clean Energy Summit comes after the IEA was given a Ministerial mandate by its member governments last year to deepen its work on critical minerals. Building on the analysis of its landmark report The Role of Critical Minerals in Clean Energy Transitions, the Agency has launched new work streams to improve the transparency and security of critical minerals supplies and just published its inaugural Critical Minerals Market Review. The IEA was also recently asked by G7 Climate, Energy and Environment Ministers to provide support on critical minerals.

The Summit will aim to build a broader consensus among the participants on effective courses of action to diversify mineral supply chains, enhance market transparency, accelerate technological innovation and recycling, and promote sustainable and responsible development practices.



  • Pamela Morales, Deputy Secretary of Mining Development, Argentina
  • Madeleine King, Minister for Resources and Minister for Northern Australia, Australia
  • Gerhard Jandl, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OECD, Austria
  • Tinne van der Straeten, Minister of Energy, Belgium
  • Sarquis Sarquis, Ambassador to the OECD, Brazil
  • Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Canada
  • Sebastian Schneider, Deputy Permanent Representative of Chile to the OECD, Chile
  • Mark Brown, Prime Minister, Cook Islands
  • Jozef Síkela, Minister of Industry and Trade, Czech Republic
  • Jacques Ramazani Lutuba, Secretary General for Mines, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Martin Bille Hermann, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OECD, Denmark
  • Alaa Youssef, Ambassador to France, Egypt
  • Ene Jürjens, Director of Mineral Resources Department, Estonia
  • Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for Internal Market, European Union
  • Wille Rydman, Minister of Economic Affairs, Finland
  • Agnès Panier-Runacher, Minister for Energy Transition, France
  • Michaela Spaeth, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OECD, Germany
  • Alexandra Sdoukou, Deputy Minister of Environment & Energy, Greece
  • Attila Steiner, State Secretary for Energy and Climate Policy, Hungary
  • V L Kantha Rao, Secretary of Mines, India
  • Arifin Tasrif, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia
  • Eamon Ryan, Minister for the Environment, Climate, and Communications, Ireland
  • Haim Assaraf, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OECD, Israel
  • Gilberto Pichetto Fratin, Minister of the Environment and Energy Security, Italy
  • Yasutoshi Nishimura, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
  • Masahiro Komura, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan
  • Bolat Akchulakov, Advisor to the President, Kazakhstan
  • Isaac Kiva, Secretary for Renewable Energy, Kenya
  • Moon-kyu Bang, Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy of Korea, Korea
  • Dainius Kreivys, Minister for Energy, Lithuania
  • Nadia Ernzer, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OECD, Luxembourg
  • Herindrainy Olivier Rakotomalala, Minister of Mines and Strategic Resources, Madagascar
  • Ulambayar Nyamkhuu, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to UNESCO, Mongolia
  • Vladimiro Manhiça, Director for Geological Surveys at the National Institute of Mines, Mozambique
  • Liesje Schreinemacher, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, The Netherlands
  • Andy Cameron, Energy Advisor, New Zealand
  • Anne Marit Bjørnflaten, State Secretary of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Norway
  • Anna Moskwa, Minister of Climate and Environment, Poland
  • Ana Fontoura Gouveia, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate, Portugal
  • Ibrahima Diallo, Chief of Staff, Ministry of Mines and Geology, Senegal
  • Peter Dovhun, Minister of Economy, Slovak Republic
  • Sara Aagesen, Secretary of State for Energy, Spain
  • Daniel Liljeberg, Secretary of State, Sweden
  • Giancarlo Kessler, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OECD, Switzerland
  • Steven Lemomo Kiruswa, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Minerals, Tanzania
  • Kerem Alkin, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OECD, Türkiye
  • Roman Opimakh, Director General, Ukrainian Geological Survey, Ukraine
  • Lord Callanan, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Energy Efficiency and Green Finance), United Kingdom
  • Jennifer M. Granholm, Secretary of Energy, United States
  • Jose W. Fernandez, Under Secretary of State, United States
  • Pascal Canfin, Chair of the Environment Committee of the European Parliament

Non-government (companies, international organisations and civil society)

  • Amani Abou-Zeid, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union
  • Morgan D. Bazilian, Director, Payne Institute, Colorado School of Mines
  • Jason Bordoff, Founding Director of the Centre on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
  • Matthew Chamberlain, Chief Executive Officer, London Metal Exchange
  • Yun B. Choi, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Korea Zinc
  • Fiona Clouder, Former Ambassador of Latin America and Caribbean at COP26, Director of ClouderVista
  • Wanda Buk, VP for regulatory affairs, PGE
  • Rohitesh Dhawan, President and Chief Executive Officer, International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM)
  • Carmine Di Noia, Director for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  • Chris Doornbos, Chief Executive Officer, E3 Lithium
  • Claudio Facchin, Chief Executive Officer, Hitachi Energy
  • Ambroise Fayolle, Vice President, European Investment Bank (EIB)
  • Tetsuya Fukuda, Chief Operating Officer of Mineral & Metal Resources Business Unit, Mitsui
  • Arunabha Ghosh, Chief Executive Officer, Council on Energy, Environment, and Water (CEEW)
  • Carla Gohin, Senior Vice President Carbon Neutrality Roadmap, Stellantis
  • Jonathan Hackett, Co-Head of Energy Transition and Head of Sustainable Finance, BMO Capital Markets
  • Mike Henry, Chief Executive Officer, BHP
  • Riccardo Puliti, Regional Vice President for Asia & Pacific, IFC
  • Alex Holmes, Chief Operating Officer, NanoOne
  • Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven, Managing Director, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • Osam Iyahen, Senior Director, Natural Resources, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC)
  • Marion Jansen, Director of the Trade and Agriculture Directorate, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  • Tim Johnston, Executive Chairman, Li-Cycle
  • Suneeta Kaimal, President and Chief Executive Officer, Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)
  • Mohamed Kallala, Global Head of Corporate and Investment Banking, Natixis
  • Graham Kerr, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, South32
  • Michal Kurtyka, COP24 President, Chair of the High-level Advisory Group on the Ukrainian NECP, President of the Just Transition Institute
  • Mathias Miedreich, Chief Executive Officer, Umicore
  • Themba Mkhwanazi, Regional Director, Africa & Australia Region, Anglo American
  • Gary Nagle, Chief Executive Officer, Glencore
  • Gina Ocqueteau Tacchini, Independant Board Member, Sociedad Químca y Minera (SQM)
  • Demetrios Papathanasiou, Global Director for Energy and Extractives, World Bank
  • Jean-Marc Peterschmitt, Managing Director for the Industry, Commerce and Agri sectors, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • Christophe Poinssot, Deputy Director General, French Geological Survey (BRGM)
  • Greg Radford, Director of the Secretariat, Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF)
  • Alf Reistad, Chief Executive Officer, Rare Earths Norway
  • Mark Robinson, Executive Director, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)
  • Henri van Rooyen, Chief Executive Officer, Talon Metals
  • Jakob Stausholm, Chief Executive Officer, Rio Tinto
  • Geoff Streeton, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, in charge of Strategy, Innovation and Business Development, Eramet
  • Guy Thiran, Director General, Eurometaux
  • Elisa Tonda, Chief, Resources and Markets Branch, Industry and Economy Division, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Hajime Wakuda, President, Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security (JOGMEC)
  • Jeremy Weir, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Trafigura

Background information

Demand for minerals that help power electric vehicles, wind turbines, solar panels and other clean energy technologies is skyrocketing as the global energy transition gathers pace, increasing the need for international cooperation.

According to the IEA’s Critical Minerals Market Review 2023, the overall market for energy transition minerals has doubled in size over the past five years, reaching USD 320 billion in 2022. It is set for continued rapid growth, moving it increasingly to centre stage for the global mining industry and policy makers focused on energy and climate goals.

Growing investment in critical mineral development provides grounds for cautious optimism on future supplies. Yet the risk of project delays and technology-specific shortfalls leaves little room for complacency – and more projects are needed by 2030 in a scenario that limits global warming to 1.5 °C, according to the IEA’s analysis.

Limited progress on diversifying supply sources also remains a major concern, while environmental, social and governance performance offers significant scope for improvement. These trends underscore the importance of high-level dialogue among global stakeholders.

For more information on the outlook for critical minerals, visit the IEA Critical Minerals Data Explorer. This interactive online tool maps out global demand projections for more than three dozen minerals essential to clean energy transitions under various scenarios and technology trends.