The International Energy Agency (IEA) and China signed an agreement for a new three-year program, which foresees cooperation on energy security, capacity building, data and statistics, the agency announced on Thursday.
The program also will support China’s energy transition and efforts to address environmental and air-quality issues, the IEA noted.
According to the statement of IEA, the agency and China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) will also expand collaboration on a variety of key energy sector issues, including oil emergency management and preparedness, natural gas infrastructure, grid integration of variable renewables, energy efficiency and technology innovation.
Under the new program, the IEA and the NEA will work on energy policy analysis and recommendations, set up training for energy professionals in China, strengthen data collection and help enhance the global energy dialogue, the agency explained.
"The program will also strengthen training activities for Chinese energy professionals and policy makers at national and local levels, focusing especially on energy markets and policies, natural gas, renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy modeling and data and statistics," it added.
By Dilara Zengin