Clean Energy Ministerial
The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) is a high-level global forum to promote policies and programs that advance clean energy technology, to share lessons learned and best practices, and to encourage the transition to a global clean energy economy.
The CEM, the only regular meeting of energy ministers at which they exclusively discuss clean energy, pairs annual minister-level dialogues with year-round initiatives and campaigns to provide a powerful combination for clean energy policy and technology deployment. CEM members also coordinate and collaborate with multiple stakeholders, including other international organizations and industry partners, in order to realize the forum’s full potential.
Together, the 24 CEM member countries and the European Union account for about 90 percent of global clean energy investments and 75 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. They recognise that clean energy is a vital driver of economic growth, emissions reductions, energy access, and energy security. Current CEM members are Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, the European Union, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
CEM official website http://www.cleanenergyministerial.org
Leaders of participating governments launched Ml at the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) in Paris to accelerate widespread clean energy innovation and to support the Paris Agreement’s goal to limit the rise in global temperatures to well below 2˚C.
The members of MI have committed to seek to double their governments’ clean energy research and development (R&D) investments over five years, reaching a combined USD 30 billion per year in 2021, while encouraging greater levels of private sector investment in transformative clean energy technologies.
By the end of 2021 MI will have helped deliver:
- A substantial boost in public-sector investment in clean energy R&D at the national level of MI members
- Increased private sector engagement and investment in energy innovation
- Many new or strengthened voluntary cross-border networks and partnerships on energy innovation, greater engagement from innovators
- Greater awareness amongst MI members and the wider clean energy community of the transformational potential of energy innovation
Every Ministerial has represented a step forward for Mission Innovation, each time raising the level of ambition to produce impact. This MI-3 will pursue an even stronger engagement with private sector, to support low-carbon energy investing, celebrate breakthroughs and launch new exciting initiatives in clean energy innovation.
Mission Innovation official website