Online Meeting with
Dr. Fatih Birol,
Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA)
May 21, 2020
On May 21, 2020, Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), addressed GRF and GRF Community members at an online meeting. In his speech, Dr. Birol examined the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on the energy markets and shared with the participants the expected changes in oil prices. Stating that there have been promising changes in global CO2 emission levels due to reduced energy consumption, Dr. Birol stressed the importance of comprehensive and long-lasting energy policies in combatting climate change in the aftermath of the crisis. Following his speech, Dr. Birol answered the participants’ questions.