Ireland will host the International Energy Agency’s fourth annual Global Conference on Energy Efficiency, which will take place in Dublin this year on 24 June.
The IEA’s annual conference draws a large international audience and brings together Ministers, CEOs, heads of international organisations and other senior leaders to advance global progress on energy efficiency.
The event will begin with an address by Taoiseach Mr Leo Varadkar, Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland. Ireland is a founding member of the IEA and has a strong record of performance on energy efficiency. The announcement follows a meeting between Dr Fatih Birol, the Executive Director of the IEA, and the Taoiseach at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
The conference theme this year is Modernising Energy Efficiency through Digitalisation, with a focus on the next generation of efficiency policies using digital technologies and data analytics. The event will also feature senior representatives from major technology companies to outline how innovative technologies can enhance global energy efficiency.