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VEC MEMBER DIRECTOR OF THE ORGANISATION DIRECTOR'S QUOTE

Energy Community Enc Janez Kopač Director Energy Community
 EnC
Janez Kopač,
Director
Although our approaches and focus differ, we share the global concerns about energy security and access. In my opinion, this is just a start. A vast synergy potential prevails among the VEC members.

International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA Yukiya Amano, Director General International Atomic
Energy Agency
IAEA
Yukiya Amano,
Director General
Secure and clean energy supplies underpin socioeconomic development. They are vital to power modern industry and agriculture and maintain the services on which we all depend, from health and education to telecommunications. International cooperation among major stakeholders is critical to ensuring sustainable energy supply, and the VEC is a valuable platform for bringing key players together. Many countries see nuclear power as a clean source of energy that can help to mitigate climate change, and the IAEA assists them in using nuclear power safely, securely and profitably while working with complementary organizations to advance sustainable energy development more broadly.

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis IIASA Prof. Dr Mr. Pavel Kabat DirectorInternational Institute for
Applied Systems Analysis
IIASA
Prof. Dr. Pavel Kabat
Director
Given the international nature and expertise of its constituents, the VEC provides a significant opportunity to place Vienna firmly on the world map as a powerhouse of energy research, knowledge diffusion, and innovative policy leadership. As an independent, international scientific research Institute IIASA is well placed to inform the VEC on energy matters.

International Peace Institute, Mr. Terje Rød-Larsen, President of IPI International Peace
Institute
IPI
Terje Rød-Larsen
President of IPI
IPI is convinced that energy should be a motor for development and cooperation, not a source of conflict. That´s why IPI offers its convening power and research expertise to bring together relevant experts to look at regions that are vulnerable to energy-related tensions, and see how to strengthen multilateral responses – including through the private sector. We very much welcome the opportunity to share our experience with members of the Vienna Energy Club, and thus combine our efforts in order to address energy and security as one of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century.

The OPEC Fund for International Development Mr. Suleiman Jasir Al-Herbish, Director General The OPEC Fund for
International Development
OFID
HE Suleiman Jasir
Al-Herbish,
Director General
Institution engaged with countries around the world, OFID is acutely aware of the primary role of energy in sustainable development. The Alleviation of Energy Poverty, the proposed 9th MDG is a top priority for OFID. The VEF provides a vital platform for OFID and energy related institutions to promote the dialogue and cooperation required for global consensus on energy as a key to development.

OPEC Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries HE Abdalla Salem El-Badri, Secretary General Organization of the Petroleum
Exporting Countries
OPEC
Mohammad S. Barkindo,
Secretary General
OPEC welcomes the informal platform of the Vienna Energy Club as a means for local-based international organizations to exchange information and ideas on some of the pressing challenges and opportunities facing the energy industry.

OSCE Organization for Security and Co&operation in Europe HE Lamberto Zannier, Secretary General
Organization for Security and
Cooperation in Europe
OSCE
HE Lamberto Zannier,
Secretary General
The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects. When it comes to energy security we go beyond the security of supply, looking at the security of demand and security of transit, as well as energy efficiency. Cooperation and closer interaction between organizations dealing with energy security is essential to better understand each other‘s comparative advantages and improve efficiency and complementarity of our actions. The Vienna Energy Club offers an important forum for international organizations that work on energy issues to informally learn about each others’ activities, projects and programmes and exchange views.

REEEP Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership Mr. Martin Hiller, Director General Renewable Energy and
Energy Efficiency Partnership
REEEP
Martin Hiller,
Director General
 
As a market catalyst for clean energy systems, REEEP sees the Vienna Energy Club as an important point of interface amongst all of the Vienna-based energy-related organisations, ensuring that a wide variety of perspectives are brought to the table. The VEC also underlines Austria's importance as both an energy hub and an important setting for multilateral discussions.


Sustainable Energy for All SE4ALL

Rachel Kyte,
Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General & CEO

Energy enables. From job creation to economic development, from security concerns to the full empowerment of women, energy lies at the heart of all countries’ core interests. In September 2011, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the Sustainable Energy for All initiative and shared his vision for how governments, business and civil society, working in partnership, can make sustainable energy for all a reality by 2030.

UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organization Mr. Li Yong, Director GeneralUnited Nations Industrial
Development Organization
UNIDO
Li Yong,
Director General
The required transformation of the global energy systems that address key issues such as access to energy, reduction in energy intensity and climate security is a global challenge that requires collective solutions. UNIDO champions to forge strategic partnerships through fora such as the VEC to address global challenges.

 

 

 

 

 

ORGANIZATION HEAD
Suleiman J. Al-Herbish
Director-General

STAFF
165 staff members
from 35 countries

CONTACT DETAILS
The OPEC Fund for
International Development
Parkring 8
A-1010 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43 1 515 640
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www.ofid.org

 

ORGANIZATION HEAD
Janez Kopač
Director

STAFF
23 permanent staff members
from 16 countries

CONTACT DETAILS
Energy Community Secretariat
Am Hof 4, Level 5
A–1010 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43 1 535 2222
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www.energy-community.org

 

ORGANIZATION HEAD
Pavel Kabat
Director

STAFF
Approximately 200 staff
members from 40 countries

CONTACT DETAILS
International Institute for
Applied Systems Analysis
Schlossplatz 1
A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Tel: +43 2236 807 0
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www.iiasa.ac.at

 

ORGANIZATION HEAD
Yukiya Amano
Director General

STAFF
2500 staff from 125 countries

CONTACT DETAILS
Vienna International Centre,
PO Box 100
A-1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43 1 26000
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www.iaea.org

 

ORGANIZATION HEAD
Mr. Terje Rød-Larsen
President of IPI

STAFF
50 staff members
from 20 countries

CONTACT DETAILS
International Peace Institute IPI
Vienna Office
Freyung 3/2/14
A-1010 Vienna, Austria
Phone: + 43 (0)1 533 88 81
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www.ipinst.org

 

ORGANIZATION HEAD
His Excellency
Mohammad S. Barkindo
OPEC Secretary General

STAFF
139 staff members
from 38 countries

CONTACT DETAILS
The Organization of the
Petroleum Exporting Countries
Helferstorferstrasse 17
A-1010 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43 1 211 12
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www.opec.org

 

ORGANIZATION HEAD
His Excellency
Lamberto Zannier,
Secretary General

STAFF
2 663 staff
members from 49 countries

CONTACT DETAILS
OSCE Secretariat
Wallnerstrasse 6
A-1010 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43 1 514 366 000
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www.osce.org

ORGANIZATION HEAD
Martin Hiller
Director General

STAFF
21 staff members from 11
countries

CONTACT DETAILS
Renewable Energy and Energy
Efficiency Partnership
Vienna International Centre,
Room D-2171
Wagramer Strasse 5
A–1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43 1 26026 3425
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www.reeep.org