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Dan Dorner starts as new Head of the Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat

Dan Dorner has taken up his position as new Head of Secretariat for the Clean Energy Ministerial. 

Taking up his appointment, Dan Dorner said: “If the world is to achieve its clean energy goals, the 2020s must be the decade of deployment. The Clean Energy Ministerial exists to raise ambition and accelerate action. It’s at its best when it incites passion, excitement, and inspiration in a global community committed to achieving their clean energy goals.”

“We need the Clean Energy Ministerial now more than ever,” said Dr Fatih Birol, the IEA’s Executive Director said. “CEM can boost the pace of clean energy transitions, both as countries seek to ensure a sustainable recovery from Covid-19 and as they seek to achieve their long-term clean energy goals. The IEA is proud to provide a home to the CEM Secretariat, as well as being a key partner in delivering its important work. I am delighted to welcome Dan back to the IEA in his new role.”

Mr Dorner previously served as the Head of International Energy for the United Kingdom, advising the government across a wide spectrum of bilateral and multilateral energy policy issues, as well as representing the UK in fora such as the G7, G20, the IEA and IRENA. Before that, Mr Dorner worked at the IEA as a lead author for the Agency’s flagship World Energy Outlook report, its lead on energy access issues, and the Executive Director’s Sherpa to the United Nations. He has also held several positions in the UK Treasury Department. Mr Dorner holds a Master’s Degree in International Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management.