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IEA's World Energy Outlook 2015 Special Report on Energy and Climate Change

June 26, 2015 • 9:00 – 10:30 am EDT

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Fatih Birol
Chief Economist and incoming Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)

Introductory Remarks by:

David Turk 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Climate and Technology, U.S. Department of Energy

Moderated by:

Sarah Ladislaw
Director and Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program, CSIS

The CSIS Energy and National Security Program hosted Dr. Fatih Birol, Chief Economist and incoming Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), to present the IEA's World Energy Outlook 2015 Special Report on Energy and Climate Change. The special report presents a detailed first assessment of the energy sector impact of known and signaled national climate pledges for the climate change meeting in Paris in December 2015 (COP21). Additionally, it proposes a bridging strategy to deliver a near-term peak in global energy-related greenhouse-gas emissions, based on five pragmatic measures that can advance climate goals through the energy sector without blunting economic growth. Lastly, it highlights the urgent need to accelerate the development of emerging technologies that are, ultimately, essential to transforming the global energy system into one that is consistent with the world’s climate goals, and recommends four key pillars on which COP21 can build success from an energy sector perspective.

Sarah Ladislaw

Sarah Ladislaw

Former Senior Associate (Non-resident), Energy Security and Climate Change Program