The Delhi Clean Energy Conference will showcase clean energy progress in Brazil, South Africa, India, and China (the "BASIC" countries), and Mexico, Indonesia, and South Korea (the "MIS" countries).
On 11–12 December 2012, the government of India, with support from the World Bank, The Energy and Resources Institute, and the Shakti Foundation, will host the Delhi Clean Energy Conference to help drive clean energy cooperation in emerging economies. The event will showcase clean energy progress being made in Brazil, South Africa, India, and China (the "BASIC" countries), and Mexico, Indonesia, and South Korea (the "MIS" countries). It will also assess innovative approaches and solutions to scaling up broad-based clean energy market transformation in these countries through networking, knowledge transfer, and partnerships, with support from Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) governments. Clean energy finance will also be a focus of the conference. All CEM governments are encouraged to participate.
Because the BASIC and MIS countries are some of the world's largest and fastest-growing economies, the energy choices they make and the energy infrastructure they build today will have a major impact on future global energy demand and emissions. Clean energy technologies can help these countries reduce emissions and diversify their energy sources while supporting economic growth and enhancing energy access.
Conference sponsors and other experts will present a background theme paper for discussion that showcases best practices in the BASIC and MIS countries and provides scale-up recommendations. After collecting participants' feedback, the authors will finalize the paper and circulate it to CEM governments before the fourth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM4) in April 2013.
The conference will build on the showcased activities and successes to develop a one-year agenda for a proposed South-South-North Knowledge Exchange and Collaboration Partnership in Clean Energy between BASIC, MIS, and other CEM countries. With a specific focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy, the agenda will map out specific South-South collaboration opportunities and identify other CEM countries, as well as international institutions and partners, to implement specific modules of the work. The conference will encourage CEM governments to adopt a resolution to formally launch the Partnership at CEM4.
The discussions at the conference are expected to contribute to advancing the goals of the United Nation's Sustainable Energy for All initiative, which strives by 2030 to enable universal energy access, double the rate of global energy efficiency improvements, and double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.