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Fall 2012
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India to Focus on Innovation as CEM4 Host

23 participating governments will gather in New Delhi, India, for the fourth Clean Energy Ministerial

On 17–18 April 2013, 23 participating governments will gather in New Delhi, India, for the fourth Clean Energy Ministerial.

India will host the fourth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM4) in New Delhi on 17–18 April 2013. Ministers from 23 participating governments will gather to discuss progress made by the Clean Energy Ministerial's 13 technology- and policy-focused initiatives, explore ways to enhance collaboration between participating governments, and develop strategies to drive public-private engagement to support clean energy deployment. CEM4 will focus on the theme of "technology and business innovation," which will be reflected in six high-level public-private roundtable dialogues addressing key opportunities to advance the deployment of clean energy solutions.

Three inputs will inform the discussions at CEM4: (1) reporting from the December 2012 Delhi Clean Energy Conference; (2) the International Energy Agency's 2013 Clean Energy Progress Report; and (3) Bloomberg New Energy Finance's analysis of global trends in clean energy investment.

As host of the fifth Clean Energy Ministerial in 2014, Korea will host a CEM4 preparatory meeting in Seoul on 30–31 January 2013. Small delegations led by ministers' deputies will gather to structure the agenda for CEM4 and consider opportunities to advance cooperation within the 13 initiatives ahead of the April meeting. Side meetings for selected initiatives may also be planned.

Annual ministerial meetings serve as an important platform to advance international collaboration to accelerate the adoption of clean energy technologies worldwide. The 23 participating Clean Energy Ministerial governments account for 80 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions and 90 percent of global clean energy investment. They are the world’s leaders in clean energy research, development, and implementation.