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World’s Top Energy Ministers to Gather in San Francisco for 7th Clean Energy Ministerial and Inaugural Mission Innovation Ministerial

On June 1–2, Ministers to Focus on Advancing Clean Energy Cooperation and Implementing Paris Agreement Commitments among Nations with 90% of Clean Energy Investments and 75% of Emissions

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

World’s Top Energy Ministers to Gather in San Francisco for 7th Clean Energy Ministerial and Inaugural Mission Innovation Ministerial

Focusing on advancing clean energy policies and technologies, the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) and inaugural Mission Innovation Ministerial will mark the first major meeting of key energy leaders since the Paris Agreement on climate change was reached. CEM7 will be held June 1 & 2 in San Francisco, California, USA.

Energy ministers and other high-level delegates from over 20 countries and the European Commission will gather in San Francisco, California, on June 1–2 for the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) and inaugural Mission Innovation (MI) Ministerial. Focusing on advancing clean energy policies and technologies, this gathering will mark the first major meeting of key energy leaders since the Paris Agreement on climate change was reached.

Hosted by the United States and chaired by U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, the event will feature two days of discussions among representatives from countries responsible for 90% of global clean energy investments and more than 75% of greenhouse gas emissions. Energy leaders such as China’s Wan Gang, France’s Ségolène Royal, India’s Piyush Goyal, and other key officials from member countries are planning to attend.

The second day of the meeting on June 2 will be open to the press, engaging more than 700 top-level government, business, and energy leaders from around the world to advance the clean energy revolution. Specifically, CEM7 and the MI Ministerial will bring together global business, nongovernmental organizations, and energy leaders to discuss the key role that private sector collaboration with governments can play in implementing the Paris Agreement.

As a backdrop to that discussion, a technology showcase will take place in San Francisco’s Union Square on June 1–2. Open to the public, the showcase will display cutting-edge clean energy technologies being developed and deployed around the world to advance low-carbon economies and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The agenda for CEM7 and Mission Innovation, including open press events on June 2, can be found at www.cem7.org.

What:
Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) and Mission Innovation Ministerial

Who

  • Ernest Moniz, U.S. Secretary of Energy 
  • Wan Gang, China’s Minister of Science and Technology 
  • Ségolène Royal, France’s Minister of the Environment, Energy, and the Sea 
  • Piyush Goyal, India’s Minister of State for the Ministry of Power, Coal & New & Renewable Energy 
  • Other energy ministers and global clean energy leaders

Where:
Westin St. Francis
335 Powell St
San Francisco, CA 94102
San Francisco, California

When:
Thursday, June 2, 2016

CEM7 

  • 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM PST: CEM7 Announcements, Keynote Speeches, Panel Discussions, and Campaign Launches 
  • 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM PST: CEM7 Press Conference 

Mission Innovation 

  • 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST: MI Announcements, Keynote Speeches, and Panel Discussions

Media Accreditation

Only registered accredited journalists and technical staff may access the open press sections of CEM7 and the MI Ministerial. There is no cost for accredited media to attend the event.

To register, send an email by close of business on 25 May to CEMSecretariat@hq.doe.gov. Your email should have Media Registration in the subject line and must include the following information:

  • Full name
  • Media organization
  • Type of media to be represented: print, photo, radio, TV, film, or online media
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Legible scanned copy of your press card

Media credentials can be collected the day of the event.

*Photo identification and prior registration is required to access the CEM7 events.

Clean Energy Ministerial

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) is a forum of the world’s largest and most forward-leaning countries working together to accelerate the global transition to clean energy. Launched in 2010, the CEM pairs the high-level engagement of energy ministers with sustained initiatives and high-visibility campaigns to drive faster deployment of clean energy policies and technologies worldwide. www.cleanenergyministerial.org 

Mission Innovation

Accelerating widespread clean energy innovation is an indispensable part of an effective, long-term global response to our shared climate challenge; necessary to provide affordable and reliable energy for everyone and to promote economic growth; and critical for energy security. While important progress has been made in cost reduction and deployment of clean energy technologies, the pace of innovation and the scale of transformation requires significant global action. For these reasons, participating countries launched Mission Innovation to reinvigorate and accelerate public and private research and development with the objective to drive down costs of clean energy technologies. mission-innovation.net