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IEA Critical Minerals and Clean Energy Summit

September 28
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  • September 28 – September 28
  • Paris, France
About the Event:

The International Energy Agency will host the first ever international summit on critical minerals and their role in clean energy transitions on 28 September 2023 in Paris.

The IEA Critical Minerals and Clean Energy Summit will focus on measures to promote the secure, sustainable and responsible supply of raw materials that have a central role in the global clean energy transition. The Summit will convene ministers from countries around the world – including both large mineral producers and consumers – as well as business leaders, investors, heads of international organisations and civil society representatives.

The convening of the IEA Critical Minerals and Clean Energy Summit comes after the IEA was given a Ministerial mandate by its member governments last year to deepen its work on critical minerals. Building on the analysis of its landmark report The Role of Critical Minerals in Clean Energy Transitions, the Agency has launched new work streams to improve the transparency and security of critical minerals supplies and just published its inaugural Critical Minerals Market Review. The IEA was also recently asked by G7 Climate, Energy and Environment Ministers to provide support on critical minerals.

The Summit will aim to build a broader consensus among the participants on effective courses of action to diversify mineral supply chains, enhance market transparency, accelerate technological innovation and recycling, and promote sustainable and responsible development practices.


  • Fernanda Avila, Secretary of Mining, Argentina
  • Madeleine King, Minister for Resources and Minister for Northern Australia, Australia
  • Volker Holubetz, Minister Plenipotentiary, Austria
  • Tinne van der Straeten, Minister of Energy, Belgium
  • Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, Canada
  • Mark Brown, Prime Minister, Cook Islands
  • Jozef Síkela, Minister of Industry and Trade, Czech Republic
  • Martin Bille Hermann, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OECD, Denmark
  • Tarek El-Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources
  • Ene Jürjens, Director of Mineral Resources Department, Estonia
  • Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for Internal Market, European Union
  • Wille Rydman, Minister of Economic Affairs, Finland
  • Agnès Panier-Runacher, Minister for Energy Transition, France
  • Michaela Spaeth, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OECD, Germany
  • Alexandra Sdoukou, Deputy Minister of Environment & Energy, Greece
  • Attila Steiner, State Secretary for Energy and Climate Policy, Hungary
  • Arifin Tasrif, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia
  • Eamon Ryan, Minister for the Environment, Climate, and Communications, Ireland
  • Haim Assaraf, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OECD, Israel
  • Gilberto Pichetto Fratin, Minister of the Environment and Energy Security, Italy
  • Yasutoshi Nishimura, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
  • Masahiro Komura, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan
  • Salim Mvurya, EGH – Cabinet Minister for the Ministry of Mining, Blue Economy and Maritime Affairs, Kenya
  • Moon Kyu Bang, Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy of Korea, Korea
  • Dainius Kreivys, Minister for Energy, Lithuania
  • Herindrainy Olivier Rakotomalala, Minister of Mines and Strategic Resources, Madagascar
  • Vladimiro Manhiça, Director for Geological Surveys at the National Institute of Mines, Mozambique
  • Liesje Schreinemacher, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, The Netherlands
  • Anne Marit Bjørnflaten, State Secretary of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Norway
  • Anna Moskwa, Minister of Climate and Environment, Poland
  • Ana Fontoura Gouveia, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate, Portugal
  • Peter Dovhun, Minister of Economy, Slovak Republic
  • Sara Aagesen, Secretary of State for Energy, Spain
  • Daniel Liljeberg, Secretary of State, Sweden
  • Giancarlo Kessler, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OECD, Switzerland
  • Alparslan Bayraktar, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Türkiye
  • Roman Opimakh, Director General, Ukrainian Geological Survey, Ukraine
  • Nusrat Ghani, Minister of State in the Department for Business and Trade, United Kingdom
  • Jennifer M. Granholm, Secretary of Energy, United States
  • Jose W. Fernandez, Under Secretary of State, United States
  • Paul Chanda Kabuswe, Minister of Mines and Minerals Development, Zambia
  • Pascal Canfin, Chair of the Environment Committee of the European Parliament

Non-government (companies, international organisations and civil society)

  • Gina Ocqueteaux Tacchini, Independant Board Member, Sociedad Químca y Minera (SQM)
  • Christian Tegllund Blaabjerg, Investment Strategist, Industriens Pension
  • Matthew Chamberlain, Chief Executive Officer, London Metal Exchange
  • Yun B. Choi, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Korea Zinc
  • Wojciech Dąbrowski, Chief Executive Officer, PGE
  • Tim Dawidowsky, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer, Siemens Gamesa
  • Rohitesh Dhawan, President and Chief Executive Officer, International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM)
  • Chris Doornbos, Chief Executive Officer, E3 Lithium
  • Claudio Facchin, Chief Executive Officer, Hitachi Energy
  • Tetsuya Fukuda, Chief Operating Officer of Mineral & Metal Resources Business Unit, Mitsui
  • Carla Gohin, Senior Vice President Carbon Neutrality Roadmap, Stellantis
  • Jonathan Hackett, Co-Head of Energy Transition and Head of Sustainable Finance, BMO Capital Markets
  • Mike Henry, Chief Executive Officer, BHP
  • Alex Holmes, Chief Operating Officer, NanoOne
  • Tim Johnston, Executive Chairman, Li-Cycle
  • Mohamed Kallala, Global Head of Corporate and Investment Banking, Natixis
  • Graham Kerr, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, South32
  • Mathias Miedreich, Chief Executive Officer, Umicore
  • Themba Mkhwanazi, Regional Director, Africa & Australia Region, Anglo American
  • Gary Nagle, Chief Executive Officer, Glencore
  • Emily Olson, Chief Sustainability Officer, Vale
  • Alf Reistad, Chief Executive Officer, Rare Earths Norway
  • Jakob Stausholm, Chief Executive Officer, Rio Tinto
  • Guy Thiran, Director General, Eurometaux
  • Henri van Rooyen, Chief Executive Officer, Talon Metals
  • Jeremy Weir, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Trafigura
  • Amani Abou-Zeid, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union
  • Christophe Poinssot, Deputy Director General, French Geological Survey (BRGM)
  • Morgan D. Bazilian, Director, Payne Institute, Colorado School of Mines
  • Jason Bordoff, Founding Director of the Centre on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
  • Ambroise Fayolle, Vice President, European Investment Bank (EIB)
  • Arunabha Ghosh, Chief Executive Officer, Council on Energy, Environment, and Water (CEEW)
  • Osam Iyahen, Senior Director, Natural Resources, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC)
  • Jean-Marc Peterschmitt, Managing Director for the Industry, Commerce and Agri sectors, (EBRD)
  • Mohamed Gouled, Vice President, Industries, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven, Managing Director, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • Marion Jansen, Director of the Trade and Agriculture Directorate, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  • Suneeta Kaimal, President and Chief Executive Officer, Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)
  • Carmine di Noia, Director for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  • Demetrios Papathanasiou, Global Director for Energy and Extractives, World Bank
  • Greg Radford, Director of the Secretariat, Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF)
  • Mark Robinson, Executive Director, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)
  • Elisa Tonda, Chief, Resources and Markets Branch, Industry and Economy Division, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Hajime Wakuda, President, Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security (JOGMEC)

Demand for minerals that help power electric vehicles, wind turbines, solar panels and other clean energy technologies is skyrocketing as the global energy transition gathers pace, increasing the need for international cooperation.

According to the IEA’s Critical Minerals Market Review 2023, the overall market for energy transition minerals has doubled in size over the past five years, reaching USD 320 billion in 2022. It is set for continued rapid growth, moving it increasingly to centre stage for the global mining industry and policy makers focused on energy and climate goals.

Growing investment in critical mineral development provides grounds for cautious optimism on future supplies. Yet the risk of project delays and technology-specific shortfalls leaves little room for complacency – and more projects are needed by 2030 in a scenario that limits global warming to 1.5 °C, according to the IEA’s analysis.

Limited progress on diversifying supply sources also remains a major concern, while environmental, social and governance performance offers significant scope for improvement. These trends underscore the importance of high-level dialogue among global stakeholders.

For more information on the outlook for critical minerals, visit the IEA Critical Minerals Data Explorer. This interactive online tool maps out global demand projections for more than three dozen minerals essential to clean energy transitions under various scenarios and technology trends.