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CEM at COP26

Join us at COP26 from 1-12 November! Hosted by the UK, this action-packed two weeks will feature several CEM workstreams and partner organizations as they look to catalyse global international clean energy cooperation to keep 1.5 degrees within reach.

COP26 will bring together many members of the CEM community, including high-level government officials, international organizations, the private sector, and others to supercharge clean energy transitions this decade. The CEM Community will be hosting, co-hosting, and participating in a number of events over the next weeks. Please note we will try to keep this page up to date, but please visit pavilion pages for most up to date information. 

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

Monday, 1 November

Clean Hydrogen Initiative Seminar

We are delighted to join Korea at their event on Clean Hydrogen, where our intervention will feature the work of the CEM’s Hydrogen Initiative on the important role that cross-border supply chains will play to fast-track the deployment of Hydrogen globally.

  • Time: 10:00-12:00 BST
  • Location: Blue Zone, Korea Pavilion, click here.
  • Organizer: Ministry of Trade, industry and Energy, Korea; H2Korea
  • Speakers: Further details to follow. 
  • Secretariat contactSarbojit.pal@cemsecretariat.org

Steps towards an open and cooperative Climate Club for Climate, Competitiveness and Industry

Industry continues to be a hard-to-abate sector, with a significant share of the overall global emissions. Hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and German Ministry for Finance (MoF), this event will bring together some of the leading experts and voices from government and industry to highlight the importance of a collaborative climate club to bring about this transformation. The event will feature CEM's Industrial Deep Decarbonisation Initiative.

  • Time: 17:30-19:00 BST
  • Location: Blue Zone, German Pavilion, click here
  • Organizers: German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and German Ministry for Finance (MoF)
  • Speakers: 
    • Mr Guntram Wolff, Director, Bruegel (Moderator);
    • Ms Elisabeth Winkelmeier-Becker, Parliament State Secretary 
    • Mr Jakob von Weizsäcker, Director/Chief Economist, German MoF
    • Mr Christoph Bals, Policy Director, Germanwatch
    • Mr Tomasz Kozluk, Economic counsellor to Chief Economist, OECD
    • Mr Tareq Emtairah, Director, Department of Energy, UNIDO
    • Mr Andy Baukol, Acting Under Secretary for International Affairs, US Treasury
    • Ms Erika Mink, Head EU Affairs, ThyssenKrupp
    • Ms Rachel Kyte, Dean of Fletcher School, Tufts University 
  • Secretariat contactSarbojit.pal@cemsecretariat.org

Tuesday, 2 November

Leaders’ Event: Accelerating Clean Technology Innovation and Deployment

This event will bring together countries and business leaders to discuss how we can work together to accelerate the innovation and deployment of clean technologies needed to keep the 1.5°C goal within reach so that they are accessible and affordable for all. The event will set out a positive vision for a clean, green future and all its benefits, including creating new jobs and growth globally. The spotlight will shine on new leading initiatives to drive action and set out ambitious plans for a decade of delivery and international collaboration.

Wednesday, 3 November

Accelerating the Transition of Industrial Clusters toward Net-Zero
The role of the industrial sector, and that of specific industrial clusters, will be of paramount importance for achieving any net-zero goal. This event will feature the CEM’s Industrial Deep Decarbonisation Initiative (IDDI), and the efforts that governments are taking to transform this sector.

  • Time: TBC
  • Location: Accenture Pavilion
  • Organizer: World Economic Forum
  • Speakers: UNIDO on behalf of CEM Industrial Deep Decarbonisation Initiative 
  • Secretariat contactSarbojit.pal@cemsecretariat.org

The Role of Hydrogen in the Transition to Net-Zero 

IEA’s Net-Zero Emissions by 2050 Roadmap shows the important role hydrogen needs to play in a transition to net-zero energy systems. Join the CEM’s Hydrogen Initiative, IEA, the Hydrogen Council, the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy as they discuss the role of Hydrogen on the path towards net-zero emissions. For more information, click here

  • Time: 18:00-19:00 BST 
  • Location: Blue Zone, Japan Pavilion, click here
  • Organizers: IEA 
  • Speakers:  
    • Mr Dan Dorner, Head of Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat (Moderator);
    • H.E. Juan Carlos Jobet, Minister of Energy and Mining, Chile; 
    • Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency;
    • Dr Jose M. Bermudez, Energy Technology Analysts, International Energy Agency
    • Mr Shinichi Kihara, Deputy DG for Technology and Environment, METI, Japan;
    • Mr Daryl Wilson, Executive Director, Hydrogen Council; 
    • Dr Noé van Hulst, Chair of International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy;
    • Dr Sunita Satyapal, Director of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office, DOE, USA 
  • Secretariat contactSarbojit.pal@cemsecretariat.org

Thursday, 4 November-- Energy Day 

CEM/MI Joint Steering Committee Meeting 

Closed-door ministerial level meeting of the CEM and MI Steering Committee on the margins of COP26.  

Super-Efficient Equipment & Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Product Efficiency Call to Action 

Join the SEAD initiative’s Product Efficiency Call to Action signing - one of the boldest product efficiency calls to action ever! This COP26 Product Efficiency Call to Action is led by the UK, in partnership with CEM’s SEAD initiative, the IEA, EP100, and Race to Zero. Signatories agree to work towards doubling the energy efficiency of four key products (Industrial motor systems, air conditioners, refrigerators, and lighting) sold globally by 2030.

  • Time: 12:00-13:15 BST  
  • Location: Blue Zone, UK Pavilion and live-streamed by the UN, click here.
  • Organizers: UK & IEA (as SEAD coordinator)
  • Speakers:  
    • Ms Helen Clarkson, CEO, The Climate Group (Moderator);
    • Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director, the International Energy Agency (IEA);
    • Ms Inger Anderson, Executive Director, United Nations Energy Programme (UNEP);
    • H.E. Mr Raj Kumar Singh, Minster of Power and New & Renewable Energy, Government of India; 
    • H.E. Ms Sharon Ikeazor, Minister of State for Environment, Government of Nigeria; 
    • Mr Hakan Bulgurlu, CEO, Arçelik;
    • Mr Vincent Petit, Senior Vice-President, Global Strategy Prospective, Schneider Electric.  
  • Secretariat contactCassandra.ETTER-WENZEL@cemsecretariat.org

CEM & MI: Delivering on Clean Energy for the Climate 

How are the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and Mission Innovation (MI) advancing the clean energy transition and combatting climate change? Hear from CEM12/MI6 host, Chile about major deliverables from CEM12/MI6, held this past June, and from CEM and MI members about their achievements in CEM/MI to date. Then, learn more about how CEM and MI will accelerate their missions to advance clean energy through international collaboration at CEM13/MI7 in the United States in September 2022 and beyond!  

  • Time: 18:00-19:00 BST 
  • Location: Blue Zone, US Pavilion, click here
  • Organizers: US, CEM, MI 
  • Speakers:  
    • H.E. John Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, US;
    • H.E. Jennifer Granholm, Secretary of Energy, US;
    • H.E. Juan Carlos Jobet, Minister for Energy, Chile;
    • Mr Dan Dorner, Head of Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat; 
    • Mr Patrick Child, Chair of Mission Innovation 
    • Ms Jennie Dodson, Head of Mission Innovation Secretariat;
    • Mr Abhay Bakre, DG Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power India.  
  • Secretariat contactCassandra.ETTER-WENZEL@cemsecretariat.org

Monday, 8 November

EVI Dundee Pilot City Forum (Day I)

Join the CEM Electric Vehicle Initiative (EVI) and the City Council of Dundee for the 2021 edition of the EVI Global Pilot City Forum. First organised in Helsinki, Finland and then Guangzhou, China, this annual forum under the aegis of the Pilot City Program (PCP) facilitates communications and cooperation among leading global cities interested in stimulating and increasing the uptake of electric mobility. Please register here to participate in person and virtually. Accommodation support is offered for early responders!

  • Time: 14:30-16:30 BST
  • Location: Dundee (Scotland)
  • Organizers: Dundee City Council, IEA, CEM Secretariat
  • Speakers: City officials from participating PCP cities and other cities from the UK, Northern Europe and China. Speakers also include leading international agencies working on electric and zero-emissions urban mobility.
  • Secretariat contactSarbojit.PAL@cemsecretariat.org

Tuesday, 9 November

EVI Dundee Pilot City Forum (Day II)

Join the CEM Electric Vehicle Initiative (EVI) and the City Council of Dundee for the 2021 edition of the EVI Global Pilot City Forum. First organised in Helsinki, Finland and then Guangzhou, China, this annual forum under the aegis of the Pilot City Program (PCP) facilitates communications and cooperation among leading global cities interested in stimulating and increasing the uptake of electric mobility. Please register here to participate in person and virtually. Accommodation support is offered for early responders! 

  • Time: 09.00-15.00 BST 
  • Location: Dundee (Scotland)
  • Organizers: Dundee City Council, IEA, CEM Secretary
  • Speakers: City officials from participating PCP cities and other cities from the UK, northern Europe and China. Speakers also include leading international agencies working on electric and zero-emissions urban mobility.
  • Secretariat contactSarbojit.PAL@cemsecretariat.org

H2 Initiative COP26 Breakthrough Event 

Join this event to learn more about CEM’s new Hydrogen Initiative and how it focuses on deployment building on previous presentations focused on R&D.  Regional collaboration will be key to the success of this initiative. 

  • Time: 15:30-16:45 BST 
  • Location: Blue Zone, UK pavilion, live-streamed on Youtube, click here.
  • Organizers: COP26 Host 
  • Speakers: Further details to follow. 
  • Secretariat contactSarbojit.PAL@cemsecretariat.org

IDDI Green Public Procurement Campaign Launch 

Would you like to know more about how governments can set targets for Green Public Procurement (GPP)? Join us at the launch of the CEM’s Industrial Deep-Decarbonisation Initiative’s campaign on GPP and learn more about how green procurement can help unlock the transformation of the hard-to-abate industrial sectors such as steel and cement. 

  • Time: 16:45-17:30 BST  
  • Location: Blue Zone, UK Pavilion, and live-streamed on Youtube click here.
  • Organizers: UK, UNIDO 
  • Speakers: Ministers and key stakeholders from participating member governments.
  • Secretariat contactSarbojit.PAL@cemsecretariat.org

Wednesday, 10 November

Drive to Zero- MOU Signing on Zero Emission Medium and Heavy-duty Vehicles

This MOU will set the new global standard for transforming the transport sector to zero-emissions - it also puts commercial transport on pace to match Paris Agreement carbon net-zero goals. Working together, nations are setting ambitious but feasible targets and sending a clear market signal to manufacturers as well as fleets. That clear signal is: invest in ZE-MHDVs.  

  • Time: 9.30-11:00 BST 
  • Location: Blue Zone, UK Pavilion, live-streamed on Youtube, click here.
  • Organizers: UK, CALSTART 
  • Speakers: Further details to follow. 
  • Secretariat contactSarbojit.PAL@cemsecretariat.org

H2 Twin Cities: Connecting communities around the world to deploy clean hydrogen solutions

Join Head of CEM Secretariat Dan Dorner as he moderates this high-level panel to launch the H2 Twin Cities initiative, a working group activity of the  CEM's Hydrogen Initiative that aims to foster collaboration among communities that would be at the front of hydrogen deployment.  

  • Time: 11:30-12:30 BST  
  • Location: Blue Zone, US Pavilion, live-streamed on Youtube click here
  • Organizer: United States Department of Energy, IEA 
  • Speakers
    • Mr Dan Dorner, Head of Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat (Moderator);
    • Mr David Turk, Deputy Secretary of Energy, US
    • Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director, the International Energy Agency (IEA);
    • Ms Dilan Yeşilgöz-Zegerius, Vice-Minister, Netherlands;
    • Mr Darren Miller, CEO, Australian Renewable Energy Agency
    • Secretariat contactSarbojit.PAL@cemsecretariat.org

Thursday, November 11

Drive to Zero session - Aligning Industry and Government Support for a Zero-Emission Medium- and Heavy-Duty (ZE-MHDV) Future 

Join leading businesses and subnational government partners when they announce their endorsement of a Global MOU for 100% new zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (ZE-MHDVs) by 2040, which is accompanied by an endorsement from businesses, subnational governments, and other supporting non-state actors. This event is co-organized by CEM's Drive to Zero Campaign

Kick-starting Construction Decarbonisation - creating demand for low-carbon materials 

This event will send a strong, unified demand signal for low carbon materials, such as steel and cement, by bringing together key initiatives, such as the CEM’s Industrial Deep Decarbonisation Initiative, the First Movers Coalition, the Pacific Coast Collaborative, the Clean Construction Forum, SteelZero and CementZero. 

  • Time: 15:15-16:15 BST 
  • Location: Blue Zone, UK Pavilion, click here.
  • Organizer: UNIDO, UK
  • Speakers: Further details to follow.

Secretariat contactSarbojit.PAL@cemsecretariat.org