IPEEC is an autonomous partnership of nations founded in 2009 by the Group of 8 (G8) to promote collaboration on energy efficiency. Its membership now includes 17 of the Group of 20 (G20) economies, which represent over 80% of global energy use and over 80% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

IPEEC provides information to decision-makers in major economies, facilitating candid discussions for exchanging ideas and experiences and helping countries undertake joint projects to develop and implement energy efficiency policies and measures at a global scale. It is also a forum for member and non-member economies to share information about various bilateral and multilateral initiatives.

IPEEC is managed by a secretariat hosted by the International Energy Agency in Paris, France. The IPEEC Secretariat organises meetings of the Policy Committee and Executive Committee, provides support to existing task groups, and maintains communication among IPEEC members and the broader energy policy community.


IPEEC secretariat is governed by two committees.

 The Policy Committee (currently chaired by the European Commission) governs IPEEC’s overall framework and policy initiatives, and evaluates the progress of IPEEC’s work within the context of broad strategic priorities.

 The Executive Committee (currently chaired by Canada) adopts the proposals of member countries and examines membership requests. It also develops proposals for task groups, monitors task group progress, approves the annual programme of work and the budget, and provides guidance to the IPEEC Secretariat. 


IPEEC members elect the committee chairs and vice-chairs by consensus every two years. Learn more about IPEEC’s current committee chairs here.