About the IEA

About the IEA Research Cooperation

Until the mid 1970's energy supply policy was a side issue for the industrialized nations: all the energy services needed could be provided with the fossil sources of energy available in the market.The oil crisis in October 1973 was a turning-point in national and international energy policies - for the first time the extent of dependence on the oil-exporting countries was revealed, and the security of the supply of energy in future seemed to be in jeopardy.

As a reaction to the crisis, the International Energy Agency (IEA) was set up in 1974 as an autonomous entity within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), with headquarters in Paris.

Austria is one of 16 founding members; today the IEA has 29 members (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA, UK).

The IEA is committed to advising on and coordinating national energy policy in the member states.

Events

IEA UsersTCP Launch Event: Gender in energy policy and implementation

25. Mai 2021
Online

The new Task "Empowering all: Gender in policy and implementation for achieving transitions to sustainable energy" of the IEA UsersTCP will be presented. This task will address gender as a factor on the user side and it aims to apply gender perspectives to support the participating countries in their work to design a more efficient and inclusive energy system.

15th International Conference on Energy Storage - ENERSTOCK 2021

09. - 11. June 2021
Ljubljana, SI

The conference will feature an impressive number of distinguished experts presenting the latest scientific and technological achievements, as well as future trends and prospects in thermal and electrical energy storage, materials, applications and systems, climate change, climate policies and other related disciplines.

ERSCP 2021 - European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production

8. - 10. September 2021
Graz

ERSCP21 will consider the possibilities to reduce the emission of climate-relevant gases during production as well as to reduce upstream emissions by changing consumer behavior. The topics discussed at the conference cover a number of UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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