Joseph McMonigle

International Energy Forum (IEF)

Secretary General

Joseph McMonigle has served as the fifth Secretary General of the International Energy Forum (IEF) since July 2020. The IEF, based in Saudi Arabia, is the largest international organization of energy ministers from 71 consumer and producer countries. Under Mr. McMonigle’s leadership, the IEF has been endorsed by the G20 as the pre-eminent forum to lead international dialogue between producers and consumers to bolster the efficiency, transparency and stability of energy markets while maintaining energy security, addressing climate change and managing an orderly transition. Over the past year, the IEF has launched several new initiatives including a joint report with HIS Markit on the investment crisis in the oil and gas sector, a carbon management program focused on the circular carbon economy and a methane measurement initiative. The IEF also hosts the Joint Organizations Data Initiative (JODI) to enhance market transparency. Mr. McMonigle has over 20 years of experience working on energy and international issues in the public and private sectors. His previous roles include Chief of Staff at the US Department of Energy, Vice Chairman of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Governing Board as well as senior positions in the United States Senate.

Sessions With Joseph McMonigle

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 02:50pm - 03:30pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 08:50 pm - 08/mar/2022 09:30 pm

    Ministerial Plenary

    Panel Geopolitics/Policy/Regulatory

    Governments confront the dual challenge of meeting near-term industrial and residential energy demand and creating incentives to build the energy systems for a net-zero world. The 2021 gas and power crisis in Europe and Northeast Asia demonstrated the impact of supply shortfalls on economic activity and consumer prices. As countries plan their net-zero pathways, how realistic are assumptions on changes in demand? What strategies should be taken on hydrocarbon investment, and how should they vary based on national circumstances—such as the potential to substitute gas for diesel, or LPG for coal and wood? What strategies are governments employing to assure that deployments in low-carbon technologies align with diversification away from hydrocarbons?