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Resources from the Sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6)

Browse presentations, reports, summary documents, videos, and other resources from the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial, held 27–28 May 2015 in Mérida, Mexico.

Presentations

Energy Technology Perspectives 2015

Energy Technology Perspectives 2015
At the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6), Maria van der Hoeven of the International Energy Agency presented Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2015, calling on the energy sector to more actively support the energy innovation required to meet the IEA's 2-degree scenario and effectively combat climate change.

Meeting clean energy goals - balancing the energy trilemma

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.

Trends in Global Clean Energy Finance

Trends in Global Clean Energy Finance
At the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial, Michael Liebreich of Bloomberg New Energy Finance reported on recent trends in clean energy finance and investment around the world.
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Reports

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Highlighted at COP21

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.

The Clean Energy Ministerial: Implementation and Increasing Ambition Beyond Paris

The Clean Energy Ministerial: Implementation and Increasing Ambition Beyond Paris
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.

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

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

World Energy Trilemma

World Energy 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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Summary Documents

CEM Briefing Paper and Highlighted Initiative Results and Impacts

CEM Briefing Paper and Highlighted Initiative Results and Impacts
Prepared for the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial, this briefing paper provides an overview of the Clean Energy Ministerial, including its goals, participants, and initiatives. It also describes the CEM initiatives' highlighted key accomplishments. 

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

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.

Sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6) Flyer

Sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6) Flyer

The government of Mexico hosted the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial on 27–28 May 2015 in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico. 

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Videos

Perspectives on the Sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6)

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

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

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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