CEM and MI announced as the future home of the Breakthrough Agenda
The Clean Energy Ministerial and Mission Innovation will bring the Breakthrough Agenda under their joint stewardship for an initial pilot phase of one year from COP27 onwards.
The Breakthrough Agenda is a commitment made by countries to make clean technology solutions the most affordable, accessible and attractive option in each emitting sector, by the end of this decade. The Clean Energy Ministerial and Mission Innovation, as well-established collaboration platforms with broad country, organisational and private sector participation, are well placed to oversee this agenda, working together to strengthen global clean energy collaboration.
The Breakthrough Agenda, launched at COP26 by 45 countries constituting over 70% of global GDP, represents a global commitment to work together this decade to scale and speed up the development and deployment of clean technologies across the entire clean energy landscape, making them affordable and accessible for all.
The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and Mission Innovation (MI) will bring the Breakthrough Agenda under their joint stewardship for an initial pilot phase of one year, with a view to agreeing a longer-term relationship.
With support provided by the UK government during the transition phase, a dedicated Breakthrough Agenda team will provide ongoing engagement with the broader community of Breakthrough signatories. However, creating a strong link with CEM and MI provides an opportunity to bolster efforts across the different platforms, noting CEM and MI’s longstanding work across clean energy sectors and technologies. This joint project will help deliver shared priorities through: strengthened alignment of international action across innovation to deployment; deepened public-private sector join-up; enhanced traction with political leaders through the annual CEM and MI Ministerial meetings; and sustained links to the COP cycle. It will mean there is a clear plan across the global landscape of clean energy initiatives to ensure we are prepared to take decisive action throughout the remainder of this decade.
This cements CEM and MI as key centres of gravity for international clean energy collaboration within a strengthened and better organised global architecture, and will elevate the importance of leading initiatives under CEM, MI and the wider BA community to this vital decade of delivery.