Ministers affirm IEA's new low-carbon mandate

The International Energy Agency's mandate is to help the world move to a low-carbon economy, energy ministers from the agency's 28 member countries said on Thursday at a meeting in Paris to mark its 35th anniversary.

"This is a historic moment," said meeting chair Maria van der Hoeven, the Netherlands’ economic affairs minister. “Thirty five years ago, the IEA was founded to provide an effective response to oil supply disruptions… today, we chart a course to a low-carbon economy."

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