In 2019, Ifri is celebrating its 40th anniversary and has been ranked the world's second most influential think-tank (Upenn Index). Its Centre for Energy & Climate combines a unique expertise on energy markets, value chains and technologies, as well as the interplay between geopolitics and energy markets.
Through its Reports, closed-door seminars and open events, the Centre for Energy & Climate is conducting forefront research, benefitting from regular exchanges and cooperation with international experts, Ministries and Industry players. The Centre is a leading voice in the European Union, with a wide network of influential stakeholders attending the Ifri Energy Debates hosted in Brussels and Paris. High-quality media and economic newspapers are frequently reporting on our research findings.
- The geopolitics of fossil fuels: global trends of the oil, gas and coal sectors, with a focus on short and longer term trends in demand, production and trade patterns, and shifting geopolitics.
- The strategic dimension of the energy transition: policy, technology and market forces underpinning the decarbonization and wider transformation of global & European energy systems, the geoeconomic rivalries for the control over value chains of low carbon technologies, risks and opportunities for public and private stakeholders.
Organisation of the Centre
The governance structure of the Centre ensures that our work is independent and of the highest quality and relevance.
The Center is financed by Ifri partner institutions, organizations and companies as presented in the activity report. The Steering Committee gathers representatives from the Centre’s partners, the Director of Ifri, and the Director of the Centre for Energy. Meetings of the Steering Committee provide our partners the opportunity to express their views on the general orientation of the Centre.
The Centre also benefits from contributions of a wide network of researchers and experts in the energy field from Europe and from all over the world.