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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.

Clean Energy Ministerial Releases CEM7 Roundtables Summary Report

Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Clean Energy Ministerial Releases CEM7 Roundtables Summary Report

Report offers insights from candid dialogues among industry, government, and other clean energy experts

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

2017 Global Energy Management Awards Program Launches, Now Accepting Entries

Tuesday, October 04, 2016
2017 Global Energy Management Awards Program Launches, Now Accepting Entries

Top winners to be honored on international stage at eighth Clean Energy Ministerial in 2017

Announced today, the 2017 CEM Energy Management Leadership Awards will raise global awareness of the benefits of energy management and accelerate uptake of these systems to support corporate, national, and global climate goals. Organizations that have an ISO 50001-certified energy management system may compete for these prestigious awards. The submission deadline is 24 January 2017.

Power System Transformation at the 3GF Summit 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Power System Transformation at the 3GF Summit 2016

Since 2011, the Clean Energy Ministerial’s 21st Century Power Partnership has brought major players from the public and private sector together at the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) Summit to drive change. At this year’s 3GF Summit Partnership Session—which took place on 7 June 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark—speakers from the United States, China, European Union (Denmark), Ukraine, Mexico, and Chile provided global perspectives on the transformation to a more sustainable power system following COP21 and debated the conclusions with about 70 high-level participants. 

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