Chile hosts the most important Clean Energy and Innovation Summit of the year: 12th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM 12) 2021 and 6th Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI-6) virtually from May 31-June 6, 2021.
Highlights of 12th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM 12) 2021
- Theme – ‘Ambition into Action – Turning a Year of Ambition into a Decade of Delivery’.
- CEM is a high-level global forum that helps in promoting policies and programs which advance clean energy technology. It provides a platform for all to demonstrate clean energy leadership to a global audience.
- Global leaders from across the world participated in the online meeting.
i.India, UK launch new workstream at 12th CEM
During the 12th CEM, India & the United Kingdom (UK) jointly launched a new workstream for promoting industrial energy efficiency under CEM’s Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative (IDDI) coordinated by UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization).
- The main objective of the workstream is to infuse green technologies and increase demand for low-carbon industrial materials.
- The IDDI initiative has been supported by Germany and Canada, and more countries are expected to join the initiative soon.
- Alok Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Power highlighted that India is committed to cut emissions intensity per unit of GDP by 33-35% by 2030.
- The commitment depends on the effective deployment of low carbon technologies in Energy Intensive Sectors like Iron & Steel, Cement, and Petrochemicals.
ii. India to host 13th CEM in 2023
India is set to host the 13th Clean Energy Ministerial in 2023.
iii.Highlights of MI-6 and Innovating to Net Zero Summit on June 2, 2021
Mission Innovation 2.0 was launched at the Innovating to Net Zero Summit during the part of the 12th CEM 2021 hosted by Chile. The launch is a key milestone in the build-up to the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). It is the second phase of the global Mission Innovation initiative.
- The Mission Innovation 2.0 launch is a significant step towards achieving our collective climate goals. Clean energy technologies deployment is vital to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
- Mission Innovation initiative was launched during the signing of the Paris Agreement at the 2015 UN climate conference(COP21).
iv.India launches Global Initiative for Clean Energy Innovation
During the Innovating to Net Zero Summit, India launched the Mission Innovation CleanTech Exchange 2.0, a global initiative that aims to create a network of incubators to accelerate clean energy innovation.
- It will provide access to expertise and market insights needed to support new technologies to access new markets globally.
- The main goal behind the initiative is to make clean energy affordable, attractive, and accessible for everyone in this decade and accelerate action towards the Paris Agreement and net-zero pathways.
Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM)
The First Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM1) was hosted by the United States in 2010.The previous 11th meeting of Clean Energy Ministerial scheduled to take place on 22 September 2020 hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
- Members – 29 (including India and European Commission) – they account for 81% of global clean energy investments and 83 % of global greenhouse gas emissions.
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About Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM)
It is a high-level global forum set up at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change conference of parties in Copenhagen in December 2009. The First Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM1) was hosted by the United States in 2010.
Head of CEM Secretariat – Dan Dorner
Headquarters – Paris, France
Members – 29 (including India and European Commission)