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Energy Ministers to Gather in Mérida, Mexico for the Sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6)

CEM6 on 27–28 May will focus on achieving a scaled up “CEM 2.0” vision to accelerate the global transition to a clean energy economy

Friday, May 15, 2015

Energy ministers and other high-level delegates from 22 countries and the European Commission will gather in Mérida, Mexico, on 27–28 May for the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6). Hosted by Mexico Secretary of Energy Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, the event is expected to include global energy leaders such as the United States Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, European Commissioner for Climate and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete, and China Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang.

This ministerial marks a significant milestone in the CEM’s evolution to become a more ambitious forum for accelerating the global transition to a clean energy economy. Over the past five years, the CEM has promoted action and candid exchange to address our most pressing clean energy issues. Along the way, it has achieved a strong collection of tangible successes. CEM ministers have also made clear, however, that a group of countries responsible for about 90 percent of clean energy investment and 80 percent of greenhouse gas emissions is capable of much more.

At the fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5) in 2014, ministers called for specific ideas to make the CEM more effective, amplify its impact, and fully capitalize on its ability to speed up the clean energy revolution. CEM governments, including those attending a CEM6 preparatory meeting earlier this year, responded with a series of proposals to achieve this vision of a scaled-up CEM—what is being called “CEM 2.0.”At CEM6, ministers will discuss how to scale up CEM efforts and will be asked to make key decisions to realize their shared vision of CEM 2.0.

CEM6 will also feature cutting-edge updates on global clean energy deployment from the International Energy Agency, the World Energy Council, International Renewable Energy Agency, and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. In addition, the event will feature a high-level panel discussion to showcase innovative approaches to scaling up finance for clean energy deployment. As in years past, another key feature of the meeting will be public-private roundtables that will provide an opportunity for ministers, global business executives, and other leaders to engage in open discussion on today’s most pressing clean energy challenges. At the end of the two-day meeting, a press event will take place to announce major outcomes and new contributions.

Additional information about CEM6 is available on the CEM website at, including the CEM6 agenda, a description of CEM6 side events, and information about the topics that are the subject of this year’s public-private roundtables.

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