24 Jul 2008
About the IEA
The IEA is the world's peak energy policy advisory body, advising the governments of its 27 member countries (including Australia, Germany, UK, Japan, Italy and France). It exerts considerable global influence on a broad range of energy matters. Its mandate incorporates the "Three E's" of balanced energy policy making: energy security, economic development and environmental protection. Current work at the IEA focuses on climate change policies, market reform, energy technology collaboration and outreaches to the developing world including China, India, Russia and OPEC.
This is the first time an IEA representative has attended a local clean energy event, representing significant recognition of Australia's growing participation in the world's response to climate change and energy sector transition - and the Clean Energy Council's place in meeting the challenge.
Nobou Tanaka bio:
Nobou Tanaka became the IEA Executive Director on 1 September 2007. Prior to that he was the Director for Science, Technology and Industry at the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development).
Mr Tanaka brings a wealth of energy industry experience spanning three decades:
- He was responsible for Japan's involvement with the IEA and the G8 Energy Ministers' Meeting during the second oil crisis.
- He developed international strategy as well as coordinating domestic environment policy and energy policy in the Kyoto COP3 negotiation.
- In the late 1980s he helped establish Japan's comprehensive energy policy.
Sponsorships and Exhibition spaces are also filling up quickly, showing the strong support from the industry for the event.
Please contact Annie Cronyn, General Manager, External Events on 03 9929 4103 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries or would like to express interest in participating in the 2008 event.