CEM at COP27

From 8 November to 16 November 2022

Join us at COP27 from 9-16 November! Hosted by Egypt, this event will feature several CEM workstreams and partner organizations as bring their multilateral clean energy actions to Sharm El Sheikh.

We hope you will be able to join us either in-person or virtually for these events, signings, and much more!

Tuesday, 8 November

Building Resilient Global Solar Supply Chains

Join the CEM Transforming Solar Initiative and the International Solar Alliance for this discussion on the efforts governments are taking to increase resiliency and diversify global supply chains for solar PV. This session is part of a longer full-day of events focused on current trends in global solar innovation and deployment.

Link to register and watch online

Time: 11:30 – 13:00 EET
Location: Zone C, International Solar Alliance Pavilion
Speakers: Dr. Ajay Mathur, DG International Solar Alliance, Elizabeth Press, Director IRENA, Dr. Anuraba Ghosh, CEO, CEEW, and representatives of the Transforming Solar CEM Workstream, Global Solar Council, SEIA, NSEFI, and others

Wednesday, 9 November

What Data Say: A Look at the (Just?) Transition to a Greener Economy

When policymakers describe the just transition to a greener economy, they often point to job training programs and social protections as key policy levers to use in that pursuit. Seven years post-Paris, what empirical data do we have about how these transitions look in practice and how the transition impacts people along gender and age? Are green transitions accelerating, decelerating, or in revers at the country level? Join CEM’s Empowering People Initiative and LinkedIn for the launch of LinkedIn’s new Career Pathways for Green Skills Report.

Time: 12:00 – 13:00 EET
Location: Blue Zone, Climate Registery/ Pathway to 1.5 Pavilion
Speakers: CEM Secretariat, EPI Co-lead government European Commission, Directorate of Employment, Sue Duke, VP and Global Head of Public Policy and Economic Growth, LinkedIn

Thursday, 10 November

IEA Battery Supply Chains

International collaboration on standard setting, information sharing, sector coupling, cross-border trade in materials, and urban transformation will help us reach our clean energy goals more quickly than ever previously thought. CEM’s Electric Vehicles Initiative is delighted to join colleagues at this IEA and Korean government-organised event at Sharm El-Sheikh and will work with the whole energy storage and EV community to accelerate the deployment of these vital technologies.

Time: 16:30 – 18:30 EET
Location: Blue Zone, Korean Pavilion
Speakers: Representatives from Korean government and industry, EVI members, and the International Energy Agency

Industrial Deep Decarbonization Event on Advancing Green Steel

What challenges and opportunities exist in that advancement of standards for green steel? Join CEM’s Industrial Deep Decarbonisation Initiative (IDDI) members as they discuss clear criteria for greening up this industry through energy efficiency measures, clean heat and power, local material usage and better transport methods.

Time: 18:30 – 20:00 EET
Location: Blue Zone, Regional Center for Renewable Energy And Energy Efficiency Pavilion
Speakers: Minister for Energy, Business and Industry of Sweden (TBC), Executive Director for RCrEEE, UNIDO, WTO, ResponsibleSteel, ArcelorMittal, SSAB

Friday 11, November

Breakthrough Agenda — One Year On

The Breakthrough Agenda was launched a year ago at COP26 by world leaders, representing the majority of CEM countries. A lot can happen in a year, and in consultation with our members, the CEM is proud to help take forward this important agenda alongside Mission Innovation. The Breakthrough Agenda was devised as a way to ensure the international architecture works to the benefit of everyone and bridges are built across initiatives and coalitions. In this way, its mission aligns closely with the purpose of the CEM as a platform to bring together coalitions of the willing from across the clean energy landscape. With the support of the outgoing COP Presidency, the United Kingdom, we will deliver on this agenda over the coming year, focusing on hydrogen, steel, road transport and power sectors.

Time: 08:00 – 09:30 EET
Location: Climate Action Zone
Speakers: Christiana Figueres, Senior Leadership from the US, Morocco, India, France, Germany, Chile, Canada, Egypt and the UAE, Nigel Topping, CEOs

Click HERE to watch the livestream

Breakthrough Agenda — Power Breakthrough Priority Actions for 2023

The Power Breakthrough works to ensure that clean power is more affordable, accessible and attractive than the alternatives globally by 2030. Co-chairs of this initiative, Morocco and the UK, will showcase what further international actions must do in 2023 to reach 2030 goals for the 36 power signatory governments.

Time: 09:30 -11:00 EET
Location: Blue zone, Morocco Pavilion
Speakers: TBD

The Role of Digitalization and Smart, Super-efficient Appliances in Reducing Energy Consumption

CEM’s Super Efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment Initiative (SEAD) will bring together governments, companies, and other actors to discuss what policy packages and programmes are needed to balance the system and how initiatives such as SEAD are a critical global focal point for supporting countries with accelerating their clean energy transition through appliance efficiency.

Time: 09:45 – 10:30 EET
Location: Blue Zone, UK Pavilion
Speakers: Representatives from SEAD co-leads (UK, EC, Sweden and India), Arcelik, EBRD and Turkey

Click HERE to watch a livestream

Decarbonization efforts by the Indian Steel Industry

The event will showcase the Indian steel industry’s efforts towards decarbonization and will bring together experts from governments, industries and international organisations.

Time : 10:00 – 13:00
Location : Blue Zone, India Pavilion
Speakers : Members from CEM, Indian Ministry of Steel, TERI, CEEW, Tata Steel

Building a Climate Club to Lever Industrial Decarbonisation

At their summit in Elmau in June 2022, the G7 committed to found an open and inclusive international Climate Club to support the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement by accelerating climate action and increasing ambition, with a particular focus on the industry sector. Discussants from industry, government and international organisations will share their perspectives on the Climate Club and discuss how it can speed up decarbonisation in the hard to abate sectors.

Time: 11:30 – 12:30 EET
Location: Blue Zone, German Pavilion
Speakers: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, UNIDO, Heidelberg Materials, IEA, Agora Energiewende

Growing Demand and Implementing Standards for Near-Zero Steel: What’s Next for Governments and Companies

This event will be a discussion on the actions that countries and businesses should take on standards and procurement for low carbon near zero steel, including discussing the work of key international initiatives like the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Industrial Deep Decarbonisation Initiative (IDDI) and the First Movers Coalition.

Time: 11:45 – 12:45 EET
Location: Blue Zone, UK Pavilion

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Financing the ramp-up of global hydrogen markets: The way forward and first experiences from early movers

Making green hydrogen affordable and globally available by 2030 requires an enormous increase in investment. Some governments are already taking initiative by deploying novel financing mechanisms, such as Carbon Contracts for Difference and the German government’s H2Global initiative. This side event will discuss the role public funds will have to play to de-risk investment and lever private funds, and the key actions needed by policy makers to develop the necessary financial structures.

Time: 13:00 EET
Location: Blue zone, German Pavilion
Speakers: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, H2 Global, Southern Africa Science Service Center for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management, Germany Foreign Office, UK BEIS, Climate Neutrality Foundation, International Finance Corporation

Carbon Management and Industrial decarbonization: Cement, Steel, and Beyond

With energy intensive industries pursuing ambitious climate targets, carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology is expected to play a strong role along that journey. Industries, such as steel, shipping, and cement have said CCS is a required technology in their net-zero transition. Join the Global CCS Institute and CEM CCUS initiative at COP26 as we speak to industry and policy experts on climate change mitigation and the value of CCS as it relates to industrial decarbonisation.

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Time: 14:30 – 16:30
Location: Blue zone, Bellona Pavilion
Speakers: Aker Carbon Capture, World Steel, SSE Thermal, Zero Carbon Shipping, Global CCS Institute, Members of CEM CCUS

The Breakthrough Agenda — Hydrogen Priorities for 2023

The COP26 Presidency launched the Breakthrough Agenda last year. Now, the hydrogen breakthrough are focusing in on priority actions for 2023 and will discuss them at this high-level side event.

Time: 17:00 – 18:30
Location: Climate Action Zone
Speakers: BEIS Secretary of State (TBD)

Monday, 14 November

Energizing Climate Action : Effective Approaches to foster the planning and implementation of medium-and-long-term climate and energy plans through collaborative actions in the energy sector

This event will highlight the challenges and opportunities associated with the planning and implementation of medium- and long-term climate policies and plans associated with effective energy transition strategies. It will highlight initiatives from Parties to enhance and implement NDCs, in addition to developing LT-LEDS aligned with net zero strategies, as outlined in IRENA’s WETO 1.5c scenario. In the context of a coherent approach to climate action and the energy transition, representatives of governments and international/regional organisations will share their positive experiences and lessons learned. 

Time : 12:30 – 14:00 EET
Location : Blue Zone, IRENA Pavilion

Tuesday, 15 November

GEIFCO Seminar on Global Energy International Pathway to Carbon Neutrality

The seminar on Global Energy International Pathway to Carbon Neutrality will release related research results on The Road to Global Carbon Neutrality. GEIDCO and CEM Secretariat have shared commitment to advancing green, low-carbon and sustainable development around the world. Both sides have carried out concrete cooperation in concept dissemination, joint research, and co-organized events and conferences, with many fruitful results. Despite the onslaught of COVID pandemic in the past three years, GEIDCO has worked closely with CEM Secretariat in various aspects to actively tackle climate change. Looking into the future, GEIDCO stands ready to further strengthen communication and deepen cooperation between us to jointly advance CEM3.0 and contribute to a clean, sustainable and climate-resilient world.

Time: 10:00 – 11:00 EET
Location: UNFCCC Pavilion

U.S. Energy Earthshots: Decadal Goals to Power the Clean Energy Transition

Energy Earthshots™ are driving the major innovation breakthroughs that we must achieve to solve the climate crisis, reach America’s 2050 net-zero carbon goals, and create the jobs of the new clean energy economy. The U.S. Department of Energy has launched six Energy Earthshots targeting the most challenging technical problems across our energy economy – the Hydrogen Shot, Long Duration Storage Shot, Enhanced Geothermal Shot, Floating Offshore Wind Shot, Industrial Heat Shot, and the Carbon Negative Shot, which was announced at COP26.

Time: 17:30 – 18:30 EET
Location: Blue Zone, US Center

Thursday, 17 November

Buildings Breakthrough – What’s Next?

This event is an opportunity to deep dive into the need for a Buildings Breakthrough, which is being developed by France and Morocco under the Breakthrough Agenda.

Time: 09:00 -10:00 EET
Location: Buildings Pavilion

Delivering the Road Transport Breakthrough: Priority International Actions for 2023

A panel discussion showcasing the road transport breakthrough priority actions launched on Decarbonisation Day. Signatory countries and coordinating initiatives will be involved in the panel to discuss the collaboration under the actions going forward.

Time: 18:00 – 19:30 EET
Location: Blue Zone, UK Pavilion

Click HERE to watch the livestream