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10 Billion Bulbs

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
10 Billion Bulbs

Introducing the CEM Global Lighting Challenge #GLC #10BillionBulbs

The Clean Energy Ministerial is launching the Global Lighting Challenge (GLC) to address lighting issues related to energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy access. The GLC is a race to reach cumulative global sales of 10 billion high-efficiency, high-quality, and affordable lighting products (such as light-emitting diodes – LEDs) as quickly as possible.

Clean Energy Ministerial Releases CEM6 Roundtables Summary Report

Friday, September 11, 2015
Clean Energy Ministerial Releases CEM6 Roundtables Summary Report

Report offers insights from candid dialogues among industry, government, and other clean energy stakeholders

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) has released a new report summarizing key outcomes from the six public-private roundtables held as part of the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6) in Mérida, Mexico, in May 2015. The report captures the key messages and recommendations of the government and private-sector leaders who participated in the discussions.

Public-Private Roundtables at the Sixth Clean Energy Ministerial

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Public-Private Roundtables at the Sixth Clean Energy Ministerial

Public-Private Roundtables at the Sixth Clean Energy Ministerial summarizes key outcomes from the six public-private roundtables that were held as part of the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6) in Merida, Mexico, in May 2015. The report captures the ideas and recommendations of the government and private sector leaders who participated in the discussions.

Changing the Climate, Together: World Leaders Unite to Accelerate the Clean Energy Revolution

Friday, August 7, 2015
Changing the Climate, Together: World Leaders Unite to Accelerate the Clean Energy Revolution

In the midst of a global clean energy revolution, CEM 2.0 stands ready to accelerate global progress on clean energy by serving as a premier forum to advance cooperation among countries and to promote global clean energy solutions. This op-ed was jointly authored by the energy ministers representing the inaugural members of the CEM steering committee. 

Chair's Summary, Sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Chair's Summary, Sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6)

Chair's Summary of the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial, held 27–28 May 2015, in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico.

Perspectives on the Sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6)

Monday, June 1, 2015
Perspectives on the Sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6)

Energy ministers and other high-level attendees at the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6) describe the benefits of participating in the CEM and why they are optimistic that by working together, we can accelerate the transition to clean energy. CEM6 was held 27-28 May 2015 in Mérida, Mexico. Video courtesy of and produced by IISD Reporting Services.
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World Energy Leaders at Sixth Clean Energy Ministerial Announce Ambitious Efforts to Advance Clean Energy Worldwide

Thursday, May 28, 2015
World Energy Leaders at Sixth Clean Energy Ministerial Announce Ambitious Efforts to Advance Clean Energy Worldwide

Energy Ministers Announce “CEM 2.0,” New Global Initiatives, the United States as the Next CEM Host, and China Intends to Host CEM8 Host

At the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6), Mexico Secretary of Energy Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, China Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang and other world energy leaders announced ambitious actions to accelerate the global transition to clean energy. Ministers agreed to launch an enhanced, second phase of work under CEM, referred to as “CEM 2.0.” Ministers also launched three critical efforts to drive action in the clean energy space: a CEM Global Lighting Challenge, CEM Power System Challenge, and expanded Clean Energy Solutions Center with Finance Portal. To conclude CEM6, President Barack Obama announced in a video message that the United States will host CEM7 in 2016, which was followed by the announcement by China's Minister Wan Gang that China intends to host CEM8 in 2017.

President Obama Announces the U.S. Will Host Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) in 2016

Thursday, May 28, 2015
President Obama Announces the U.S. Will Host Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) in 2016

U.S. President Barack Obama announces that the United States will host the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial in 2016. Video message shared with ministers attending the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6) in Merida, Mexico, on 28 May 2015.
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Laurent Fabius Addresses Ministers at CEM6

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Laurent Fabius Addresses Ministers at CEM6

Message from Laurent Fabius, France's Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development, to the ministers and delegates in attendance at the Sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6) in Merida, Mexico on 27 May 2015. In his message, Minister Fabius stresses the importance of clean energy, which he says will be "central" to reaching a universal agreement to limit global warming at COP21 in December 2015.
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Meeting clean energy goals - balancing the energy trilemma

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Meeting clean energy goals - balancing the energy trilemma

At the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial, Dr. Christoph Frei of the World Energy Council introduced the trilemma and presented insights gathered through national workshops on the challenges and opportunities for CEM member countries to meet clean energy goals.

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