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Christian Zinglersen named as Head of the new Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat at the International Energy Agency

Friday, January 20, 2017
Christian Zinglersen named as Head of the new Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat at the International Energy Agency

Christian Zinglersen, the Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, was named the first Head of Secretariat for the new Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Secretariat, established at the International Energy Agency (IEA). Mr. Zinglersen will lead the CEM Secretariat to support an accelerated global transition to modern and clean energy sources. He takes his position, based in the IEA’s headquarters in Paris, on February 1.

Urban Leaders Sign Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development Declaration

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Urban Leaders Sign Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development Declaration

Annual Moscow Forum Provides Platform for Agreement

City mayors and official representatives from all over the world gathered in Moscow in November for a meeting on energy efficiency and sustainable city development. Russia is a member of the Clean Energy Ministerial, a global partnership working to accelerate the global clean energy transition. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the ENES 2016 V International Energy Efficiency and Energy Development Forum. A key outcome was a declaration of dedication to energy efficiency and sustainable development.

ISO 50001 Highlights from COP22

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
ISO 50001 Highlights from COP22

The Clean Energy Ministerial Advances a Key Tool for Climate Action

The Clean Energy Ministerial’s Energy Management Working Group and its work to raise the visibility of ISO 50001 as a key tool for climate action were featured at the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22), held November 7–18 in Marrakech, Morocco. Established in 2011, ISO 50001 transforms the way organizations manage energy, offering companies a comprehensive approach to continually improve energy performance, sustainability, and the bottom line.

COP22 Side Event: Energy Efficiency in Support of Nationally Determined Contributions

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
COP22 Side Event: Energy Efficiency in Support of Nationally Determined Contributions

A side event on energy efficiency at COP22 in Marrakesh, Morocco, highlighted United for Efficiency (U4E), the GIZ Green Cooling Initiative, and the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Advanced Cooling Challenge. “What do Nationally Determined Contributions Need to Succeed? Energy Efficiency” showcased initiatives and resources countries can use to scale up their energy efficiency ambitions to achieve their nationally determined contributions in line with the Paris climate accord.

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

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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.

Ministers Feature Clean Energy Ministerial as Implementation Forum at COP22

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Ministers Feature Clean Energy Ministerial as Implementation Forum at COP22

Ministers and other leaders announce new efforts to help countries achieve clean energy goals

Several events at the 22nd United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP22) highlighted the value and impact of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) as a global platform to help countries implement their clean energy goals and achieve their nationally determined contributions (NDCs). CEM initiatives and campaigns were featured and new efforts announced to accelerate clean energy deployment that will help achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement while boosting economies and increasing energy security.

Major Countries Commit to Increasing the Share of Electric Vehicles in Government Fleets

Monday, November 21, 2016
Major Countries Commit to Increasing the Share of Electric Vehicles in Government Fleets

Eight major nations signed a Government Fleet Declaration on November 16, pledging to increase the share of electric vehicles in their government fleets and calling for other governments to join them. The Declaration was announced at the Marrakech Climate Change Conference (COP22) and was developed under the aegis of the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI).

COP22 Features Global LEAP and Energy Access Partners

Monday, November 14, 2016
COP22 Features Global LEAP and Energy Access Partners

At the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco, energy leaders from across the globe are focusing on concrete steps and celebrating actions taken that will achieve the priorities of the Paris Agreement, including the promotion of energy access worldwide. Among the activities featured at Marrakech were those of the Clean Energy Ministerial’s (CEM’s) Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) and its partners.

Swedish Energy Network Announces Power Woman of the Year

Thursday, November 03, 2016
Swedish Energy Network Announces Power Woman of the Year

On 25 October, the Swedish female network Kraftkvinnorna, or “Power Women,” hosted its first “Power Woman of the Year” award ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden. Power Women, created in the spring of 2015, works to promote and support female advancement and attract women to the Swedish energy sector. The three Swedish C3E Ambassadors—Elisabet Falemo, Elin Löfblad, and Annika Viklund—are also members of Power Women.

CEM Welcomes Chile as Newest Member

Monday, October 17, 2016
CEM Welcomes Chile as Newest Member

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) recently welcomed Chile as its newest member. Over the past decade, Chile has set ambitious goals to encourage the development and deployment of clean energy. Even before becoming a member, Chile began actively participating in two CEM initiatives.
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