IEA hosts Al-Attiyah at Distinguished Speaker Series in Paris meeting. H.E. Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Chairman of The Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development, participated in the ‘Distinguished Speaker Series’ hosted by the International Energy Agency (IEA) meeting in Paris on 21st Friday of October 2016. His Excellency, the former Deputy Prime Minister, was accompanied on this visit by a high-level official delegation. IEA’s ‘Distinguished Speaker Series’ entitled ‘big IdEAs’ features top thinkers, decision-makers and global leaders who speak on a broad range of topics that are timely and relevant but not always directly related to energy. Founded in 1974, the IEA was initially designed to help countries co-ordinate a collective response to major disruptions in the supply of oil, such as the crisis of 1973/4. While this remains a key aspect of its work, the IEA has evolved and expanded significantly. The IEA examines the full spectrum of energy issues including oil, gas and coal supply and demand, renewable energy technologies, electricity markets, energy efficiency, access to energy, demand-side management and much more. Through its work, the IEA advocates policies that will enhance the reliability, affordability, and sustainability of energy in its 29-member countries and beyond.
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