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Resources from the Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7)

Browse presentations, reports, summary documents, videos, and other resources from the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial, held 1–2 June 2016 in San Francisco, California, USA.

Presentations

10 Billion Bulbs

10 Billion Bulbs
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.

Aura Light International, Bajaj Electricals Ltd, and Cree Win SEAD Global Efficiency Medals for Energy Efficiency

Aura Light International, Bajaj Electricals Ltd, and Cree Win SEAD Global Efficiency Medals for Energy Efficiency
The SEAD Initiative announced the winners of its Global Efficiency Medal competition for super-efficient commercial LED lighting. Aura Light International, a Swedish manufacturer, won the international award, with Cree, Bajaj Electricals Ltd, and Aura Light International winning the regional awards.

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.

CEM’s Global Lighting Challenge Announces 14 Billion Efficient Lighting Products Committed in Two Years

CEM’s Global Lighting Challenge Announces 14 Billion Efficient Lighting Products Committed in Two Years
At an Eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8) side event on efficient lighting, 13 companies announced new commitments to the Global Lighting Challenge (GLC) totaling nearly 6 billion LED lighting products. The GLC has now reached 14 billion high efficiency, high quality lighting products committed, surpassing its 10 billion light goal set at the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6) two years ago.

COP22 Side Event: The Strong Potential of LED Lighting in Africa

COP22 Side Event: The Strong Potential of LED Lighting in Africa
At the COP22 climate conference in Marrakech, Morocco, the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP’s) United for Efficiency (U4E) effort collaborated with the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) to organize a 16 November side event: “Energy-Efficient Lighting for Africa and Beyond.” The event raised awareness about the savings possible from light-emitting diodes (LED lighting) in Africa and announced a new partnership between U4E and Energy Efficiency Services Limited of India. During the event, the CEM invited African participants to join its Global Lighting Challenge.

Quality Assurance Is Key to Growth in the Off-Grid Solar Products Market

Quality Assurance Is Key to Growth in the Off-Grid Solar Products Market
A study supported by the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Global LEAP initiative highlights the central importance of a strong quality assurance framework in the development of the off-grid lighting (pico-solar) and solar home system markets.

SEAD Announces International Competition to Recognize the Most Efficient Industrial and Outdoor Lighting

SEAD Announces International Competition to Recognize the Most Efficient Industrial and Outdoor Lighting

The Clean Energy Ministerial’s Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative announced its sixth international competition to recognize the world’s most energy efficient industrial and outdoor lighting products. SEAD Global Efficiency Medals will be awarded to the most energy efficient industrial and outdoor lighting products in two categories: (1) high and low bay luminaires, and (2) street lighting luminaires, sold across Europe, India, and North America.

Sweden Challenges Other Countries to Join the Global Lighting Challenge

Sweden Challenges Other Countries to Join the Global Lighting Challenge
On 3 May, Minister Ibrahim Baylan launched Belysningsutmaningen, Sweden’s commitment to the Global Lighting Challenge. Together with public and private actors, the Swedish government now races to reduce by half the electricity demand for lighting by 2020 and challenges other countries to follow suit.

The CEM – Thoughts of the Past 6 Years and Thoughts for the Next 6 Years

The CEM – Thoughts of the Past 6 Years and Thoughts for the Next 6 Years
Former U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu gave a keynote address at the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial, discussing the status of clean energy goals and strategies that have been effective thus far in moving us toward those goals.
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Reports

Public–Private Roundtables at the Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial

Public–Private Roundtables at the Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial
This report summarizes outcomes from the four public–private roundtables held as part of the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) in San Francisco, California, United States, in June 2016, capturing the key messages and recommendations of the government and private-sector leaders who participated in the discussions.

Renewables 2016 Global Status Report

Renewables 2016 Global Status Report
The REN21 Renewables Global Status Report provides an annual look at the advances in renewable energy markets, policy frameworks and industries globally.

Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2016

Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2016
The annual ‌Tracking Clean Energy Progress report, an excerpt of the publication Energy Technology Perspectives, highlights the development and deployment of key clean energy technologies year on year. The report tracks the evolution of select technologies and sectors against the interim 2025 targets of the International Energy Agency (IEA) 2°C Scenario.

World Energy Trilemma 2016

World Energy Trilemma 2016
The 2016 World Energy Trilemma report aims to support policymakers in the complex task of translating the trilemma goals of energy security, energy equity, and environmental sustainability into implementation actions. The 2016 report identifies five areas where countries have focused efforts to drive progress on the energy trilemma goals and, in each focus area, analyzes selected policy tools and highlights the barriers from policy design to implementation.
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Videos

Highlights from the Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial and the Inaugural Mission Innovation Ministerial

Highlights from the Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial and the Inaugural Mission Innovation Ministerial
This video highlights the major presentations, discussions, and announcements from the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) and the inaugural Mission Innovation Ministerial, which took place in San Francisco, California, on June 1–2, 2016. The video is courtesy of IISD Reporting Services/ENB.

Webcast of the Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial Public-Private Action Summit

Webcast of the Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial Public-Private Action Summit

This video is a recording of the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial Public-Private Action Summit, which was streamed live on GreenBiz. 

President Obama's Welcome to CEM7 and MI Participants

President Obama's Welcome to CEM7 and MI Participants
U.S. President Obama welcomed participants to the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial and the first Mission Innovation Ministerial, held 1-2 June 2016 in San Francisco, California. He explains how important it is to accelerate the global transition to the clean energy economy of tomorrow and to speed clean energy deployment and development, to deliver on Paris climate agreement commitment

Award of Excellence Winners Share ISO 50001 Insights and Business Benefits

Award of Excellence Winners Share ISO 50001 Insights and Business Benefits
Business leaders are using a powerful, global energy management standard, ISO 50001, to drive the organizational change needed for a clean energy transformation. CEM’s top Energy Management Leadership Award winners—Cummins, Inc., LG Chem, Ltd, and New Gold Inc.—share ISO 50001 insights and business benefits.
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