Motivated by providing countries around the world with reliable, affordable, and clean energy, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has been instituting effective changes that date back to its establishment in 1974. Since then, the IEA has been rapidly expanding and is now working closely with its 30 member countries to discover and improve diverse energy sources leading into the 21st century.

The IEA categorizes its mission into four main areas of focus: Energy Security, Economic Development, Environmental Awareness, and Engagement Worldwide. With its growing participation in today’s environmental debates, the IEA examines issues ranging from oil, gas, and coal supply and demand, to electricity markets and renewable energy technologies.

IEA is a committee suited for seasoned delegates, but is open to challenge delegates of all experience levels. Position papers are strongly recommended for this committee, but are mandatory for delegates to be considered for awards. Please read about CAHSMUN’s Position Paper policy, which can be found under the list of committees on the “Committees” page.

Questions, inquiries, and position papers for this committee can be emailed to iea@cahsmun.org.


BACKGROUNDERs will be available soon


Alan Zhuang

Alan Zhuang | Director

Alan is a grade 12 student attending Fraser Heights Secondary and is excited to serve as the director of IEA at CAHSMUN 2019. Ever since the first time he raised his placard in grade 9, Alan has found MUN to be a fun medium for debate. The social aspects of MUN are also very alluring; from tackling global issues with new found friends to outmanoeuvring enemy blocs, MUN has managed to intrigue Alan every step of the way. Outside of MUN, you can expect to see Alan listening to music, spending "a little" of his time playing video games, watching “Rick and Morty,” and searching across Vancouver for the best steak available. Alan looks forward to a weekend of co-operation, discussion, and fun at CAHSMUN 2019.

Irene Joo

Irene Joo | Chair

A rising senior at Walnut Grove Secondary School, Irene is absolutely thrilled to serve as the Chair of IEA at CAHSMUN 2019. Despite her late start in the world of Model UN, Irene was quickly captivated by the riveting debate and research MUN provides in correlation of lifelong friendships and unforgettable memories. Now entering her 3rd year in Model UN, she is extremely honoured to end her high school MUN career with CAHSMUN 2019. She sincerely hopes to provide an experience both transforming and awe-inspiring for beginner and veteran delegates (although she cannot promise for an unblemished knowledge of the rule of procedures). In her free time, Irene can also be found serving in various non-profit organizations, her school’s Student Council, and competing in case competitions. On behalf of your Dais, Alan Zhuang, Emily Ni, and herself, she wishes you the very best luck in this 15th iteration of CAHSMUN. Happy researching!

Emily Ni

Emily Ni | Chair

Currently, a grade 10 student at Crofton House, Emily is delighted to be serving as your Chair of IEA at CAHSMUN 2019. Ever since her first conference three years ago, she’s fostered a fondness for the uniquely nuanced discourse found within MUN. Three years later, she can confidently say that the chaotic midnight crises, hours of lost sleep, and late-night caffeine runs have been wholeheartedly worth it. On the rare occasion that she’s not procrastinating, Emily can be found in mildly uncomfortable positions at the dance studio, misusing buzzwords in a debate, convincing herself that her grades won’t drop after yet another MUN conference, or watching idiosyncratic documentaries on obscure topics. Emily is looking forward to a memorable weekend filled with insightful debates!