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7th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7)

1-2 June 2016 | San Francisco, US

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The seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) will meet in San Francisco, California, US, with a focus on advancing clean energy policies and technologies. Energy ministers and other high-level delegates from over 20 countries and the European Commission will come together for the first major meeting of energy leaders since the Paris Agreement on climate change was reached in December 2015.

Launched in 2010, the CEM is a high-level global forum created to improve energy efficiency worldwide, enhance the clean energy supply and expand clean energy access. CEM7 will be hosted by the US and chaired by US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. It will be attended by energy ministers from, inter alia, China, France, India, Denmark and Germany, as well as representatives from the International Energy Agency, the International Renewable Energy Agency, the UN Environment Programme and Sustainable Energy for All, and the private sector, among others.

The first day of the conference will include closed-door discussions among governments, as well as four public-private roundtable discussions on: innovative mechanisms and strategies for investment in energy efficiency; facilitating corporate sourcing of clean energy; government procurement and demonstration of clean technology; and getting policies and markets right regarding wind and solar. A Public-Private Action Summit on the second day will be open to the press, and address, inter alia, energy supply and demand, policy perspectives and transportation issues.

In addition to ministerial working sessions, CEM7 will feature a clean energy action day so that energy ministers and business leaders can highlight their clean energy efforts and announce new actions towards achieving national and global clean energy goals. The inaugural session of the Mission Innovation will also take place, as will a two-day tented technology exhibit that will display innovative clean energy technologies being developed and deployed globally to advance low-carbon economies and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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