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.


Bioenergy and Sustainable Development - Climate Change Mitigation and Opportunities for Sustainability Co-Benefits

23. - 24. May 2022
Online, AT

The aim of this e-Workshop is to provide practical information to qualify the contributions of bioenergy to climate change mitigation, highlight the opportunities and co-benefits of biomass supply chains (beyond energy provision) and open the prospects of stimulating such co-benefits and managing trade-offs.

Webinar: Future weather data and heatwaves

31. May 2022
Online, AT

Well-insulated and air-tight buildings are known to be vulnerable to overheating. An increase in the severity and duration of heatwaves is expected, resulting in more severe overheating risks, affecting on their turn the health and mortality of building users. To achieve more future-proof buildings, it is crucial to design buildings that are "resilient" to overheating in future climate conditions.

8th Regional Symposium on Electrochemistry of South-East Europe (RSE-SEE 8)

11. - 15. July 2022
TU Graz, AT

The 8th Regional Symposium on Electrochemistry of South-East Europe will be held in Graz, Austria on 10-15 July 2022. The specific objective of the RSE-SEE 8 is to address the most advanced directions and new achievements in fundamental and applied electrochemistry, to expand knowledge and to develop new improved materials and processes.

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