Inaugural Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI Ministerial)

1-2 June 2016 | San Francisco, US

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The inaugural Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI Ministerial) will take place in San Francisco, California, US, from 1-2 June 2016, in conjunction with the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7). The Ministerial will bring together countries that have committed to increase their support for clean energy research and development, and provide an opportunity for individual countries to highlight plans and actions under MI and announce new collaborations.

Leaders of 20 countries announced MI on 30 November 2015 on the margins of the Paris Climate Change Conference. Its aim is to reinvigorate and accelerate public and private global clean energy innovation with the objective of making clean energy affordable on a greater scale. MI aims to accelerate a clean energy revolution and underscores that while progress has been made in reducing cost and deploying clean energy technologies, the pace of innovation and the scale of transformation and dissemination fall short of what is required.

MI is based on the premise that accelerating widespread clean energy innovation is: an indispensable component of an effective, long-term global response to climate change; necessary to provide affordable and reliable energy and promote economic growth; and critical for energy security. MI participating countries have committed to: double governmental investment in clean energy innovation over five years; support private sector and business leadership and innovation; implement MI in a transparent, effective and efficient manner; and share information.

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