Subject: Global engagement
Thirty-five years after the Agency’s founding, the IEA responsibility for ensuring access to global oil supplies is still a core mandate – but new energy-related concerns have arisen. Energy security is no longer only about oil. And the industrialised nations of the world are no longer the only major consumers of energy. Climate change driven by greenhouse gas emissions – 60% of which derive from energy production or use – is a growing threat. So energy policy was tasked with a new objective: to cut greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining economic growth.