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Dr Fatih Birol

Executive Director, IEA
Dr Fatih Birol

Dr Fatih Birol

Executive Director, IEA

"BETD22 provides a critical opportunity to ensure our climate aspirations do not become an innocent victim of the current geopolitical crisis. Keeping the lights on needs to be the first order of business for any government. But, make no mistake, that does not mean we can afford to switch off our efforts to combat climate change."

Dr Fatih Birol has served as Executive Director of the International Energy Agency since 2015. He has led the IEA in its first comprehensive modernisation programme since its creation in 1974. These efforts focused on“opening the doors”of the IEA to major emerging economies; making the IEA the global hub for clean energy transitions; and broadening the IEA’s energy security mandate beyond oil to also cover electricity, natural gas, renewables and the critical minerals needed in many of today’s clean energy technologies. Dr Birol has been named in the TIME100, TIME’s annual list of the world’s most influential people.

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