If we’re going to solve the challenge of climate change, we need to make a rapid shift to clean energy. That’s why the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) was launched in 2010. At this year’s seventh annual Clean Energy Ministerial meeting, CEM7, energy ministers and business leaders from more than 25 countries will tackle a number of challenges, such as reaching the clean energy goals outlined in the COP21 Paris Climate Agreement. But the CEM is more than just a meeting. It’s also a collection of groundbreaking campaigns and initiatives that provide people around the world with the tools they need to join the clean energy revolution. This blog lists 10 ways that the CEM is advancing clean energy worldwide.
This op-ed calls for governments at the fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5) to make bolder and more ambitious commitments, which can help turn today’s clean-energy evolution into tomorrow’s clean-energy revolution. Jointly authored by Yoon Sang-Jick, Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea; and Ernest Moniz, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy.
Closing the energy access gap is a grand challenge of the modern era, and women’s empowerment may hold the key to unlock a solution.
India, host of the fourth Clean Energy Ministerial, is a hotbed for renewable energy technology development and testing.
The 2009 Technology Action Plans are the genesis of the Clean Energy Ministerial and are still at the core of its initiatives, including the Multilateral Working Group on Solar and Wind.