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The Clean Energy Ministerial Highlighted at COP21

Thursday, December 17, 2015
The Clean Energy Ministerial Highlighted at COP21

The 21st United Nations climate conference (COP21) in Paris brought the world together in an effort to tackle climate change and set the world on a low-carbon pathway. With a successful outcome and a historic agreement reached, the focus now shifts to the “road from Paris.” One of the most crucial solutions to climate change is a global transition to clean energy, making the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) more important and more relevant than ever. Several events at COP21 featured the role of the CEM as an implementation forum and highlighted results from CEM initiatives. New CEM campaigns were also launched to raise the visibility and direct much-needed resources to targeted areas that have particular potential for impact.

Clean Energy Solutions Center Expands Policy Assistance and Provides New Services on Finance

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Clean Energy Solutions Center Expands Policy Assistance and Provides New Services on Finance

Expanded services and resources will help countries achieve national clean energy and climate goals

As the climate negotiations continue during COP21 in Paris, the Clean Energy Ministerial announced a major scale-up of its Clean Energy Solutions Center to help countries implement solutions post-Paris to achieve their clean energy and climate goals. The expansion includes scaling up the highly successful Ask An Expert service and launching new services on clean energy finance.

U.S. Energy Secretary Moniz Announces San Francisco as Site of Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7)

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
U.S. Energy Secretary Moniz Announces San Francisco as Site of Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7)

At COP21 event with California Governor Brown, Moniz says CEM7 an opportunity for follow-up action to advance clean energy revolution

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that the United States will host the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) in San Francisco, California, June 1–2, 2016. The announcement was made at an event in Paris during the COP21 UN Climate Negotiations. The annual meeting of energy ministers and other high-level delegates from the 23 CEM member countries and the European Commission will provide an opportunity for the major economies to collaborate on solutions that advance clean energy globally and demonstrate tangible follow-up actions to COP21.

CEM Global Lighting Challenge Launched at COP21 to Deploy 10 Billion LED Bulbs

Monday, December 7, 2015
CEM Global Lighting Challenge Launched at COP21 to Deploy 10 Billion LED Bulbs

Clean Energy Ministerial countries and global corporations collaborate to advance efficient lighting

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) today announced the formal launch of the Global Lighting Challenge (GLC)—a race to deploy 10 billion high-efficiency, high-quality, and affordable lighting products (such as LED bulbs) as quickly as possible. An overnight global transition to highly efficient lighting could avoid more than 800 million metric tons of CO2 emissions. The GLC was announced by Sweden’s Minister of Energy Ibrahim Baylan, along with Ikea’s Chief Sustainability Officer Steve Howard and other CEM partners, during an event at the COP21 climate negotiations. Initial commitments to the GLC were also announced.

Report on Energy and Gender Issues in ECOWAS Member States Launched at COP21

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Report on Energy and Gender Issues in ECOWAS Member States Launched at COP21

Report developed in partnership with the Clean Energy Solutions Center lays the groundwork for policy to mainstream gender in energy access

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial, has announced the release of a new report, Situation Analysis of Energy and Gender Issues: Issues in ECOWAS Member States. The report, supported through the Clean Energy Solutions Center Ask an Expert service and developed in collaboration with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, provides insights on the role of women in energy access and decision-making in the region and laid the groundwork for the development of the ECOWAS Policy for Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access. The report was announced at the 21st United Nations climate conference (COP21) in Paris, France, during the ECOWAS side event.

Situation Analysis of Energy and Gender Issues in ECOWAS Member States

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Situation Analysis of Energy and Gender Issues in ECOWAS Member States

A new report, Situation Analysis of Energy and Gender Issues: Issues in ECOWAS Member States, examines pressing challenges regarding gender inequality and gender’s role in energy interventions in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). This report was supported through the Clean Energy Solutions Center, an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial, and was developed in collaboration with the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE).

The Clean Energy Ministerial: Implementation and Increasing Ambition Beyond Paris

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The Clean Energy Ministerial: Implementation and Increasing Ambition Beyond Paris

CEM initiatives and campaigns to be highlighted at COP21

In December, representatives from virtually every nation in the world will gather in Paris, France, for the 21st United Nations climate conference (COP21). While this road to Paris has been critical to enable an agreement, the road from Paris will be equally important. The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) will play a critical role, not just in helping countries deliver on their respective clean energy goals but also in building confidence and the capacity to increase ambition even further over time. Several events at COP21 will feature the CEM's role as an implementation forum.

World Energy Trilemma

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
World Energy Trilemma

Priority actions on climate change and how to balance the trilemma

The report reviews the views of energy sector stakeholders interviewed by the World Energy Council on what is needed from the 2015 negotiations in Paris on climate change (COP21) to enable them to continue to make progress on balancing the trilemma goals effectively across all the regions of the world. The report also identifies five enablers that are key to the successful transition to a low-carbon energy system.

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