Fatih Birol

Executive Director, International Energy Agency

Fatih Birol is the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency. Under his leadership, the IEA has undertaken its first comprehensive modernisation programme since its creation in 1974. This effort focuses on three pillars: opening the doors of the IEA to include major emerging countries, such as Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and South Africa who have joined the IEA Family, thus increasing its share of global energy demand from 38% to almost 75%; broadening the IEA’s security mandate to natural gas and electricity as well as oil; and making the IEA the global hub for clean energy technologies and energy efficiency.

Podcast Guest Appearances

Mark Carney, Fatih Birol and the Narrow Path to Net Zero

Five years ago, most of the world’s nations entered into an agreement to dramatically ratchet down their carbon dioxide emissions with the goal of keeping planetary warming to 1.5 or 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by midcentury.