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Who we are

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) is a high-level global forum to promote policies and programmes that advance clean energy technology, to share lessons learned and best practices, and to encourage the transition to a global clean energy economy. Initiatives are based on areas of common interest among participating governments and other stakeholders. The Framework for the Clean Energy Ministerial, reaffirmed at the twelfth Clean Energy Ministerial in 2021, defines the CEM governance structure and outlines the mission statement, objectives, membership, and guiding principles.

The CEM brings together a community of the world’s largest and leading countries, companies and international experts to achieve one mission –accelerate clean energy transitions.

The CEM is an international clean energy leadership platform, a convening platform, an action platform, and an acceleration platform. It serves as: 

  • a platform where its members help shape the global clean energy agenda, and advance the deployment of specific clean energy technologies and solutions.
  • a bottom-up, government-led community for exchanging knowledge and insights, building networks and partnerships, and facilitating coordinated actions on clean energy. 
  • an implementation vehicle that helps its members to achieve specific domestic clean energy objectives.

Our mission

The world is undertaking the fastest and most far-reaching energy transition in history.
The CEM brings together a powerful community of the world’s largest and leading countries, companies, and international experts to achieve one mission: ACCELERATE CLEAN ENERGY TRANSITIONS.

CEM members have agreed that it should work to supercharge three crucial shifts this decade:

Scale

Clean energy adoption this decade must far outpace the last, moving from niche- to mass- to massive-scale deployment.

Sectors

Clean energy action must grow from the power sector to every sector, and from energy ministries to every ministry.

Society

An inclusive, whole-of-society approach must look from governments and companies to consumers and citizens.


Our value proposition

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Global Leadership

CEM Members represent 90% of installed RE power generation capacity, 80% of global RE investments & the majority of public R&D.

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Single Mission

Accelerate clean energy transitions around the world.

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Flexible Approach

Members can form or join clean energy workstreams in line with their priorities.

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Open Platform

Many leading international organisations, companies, think tanks, foundations.

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Action Coalitions

Activities are in a state of constant renewal, with action coalitions coming together to design and deliver new workstreams.

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CEM Community

The CEM community consists of the world’s best international organisations and most influential actors.


How we work

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The CEM builds global action coalitions to achieve clean energy goals and advance their transitions. The CEM operates through three key pillars:

  • CEM Ministerial
    An annual meeting of its ministers, partners and community.
  • CEM Work Programme
    A combination of international campaigns and initiatives spanning the clean energy spectrum.
  • CEM Secretariat
    A small, flexible team that serves the ministerial, all workstreams and members. 

Through its work, it delivers:

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Conversations

with a purpose

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Coordination

to the benefit of all

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Collaboration

to increase the realm of what is possible



Steering committee

The CEM Steering Committee is a rotating sub-set of CEM Member countries. The current 10 member government participants’ provide high-level strategic guidance to CEM’s overall direction and individual workstreams. Co-chairs are represented by the last and upcoming Ministerial host.


Co-chairs

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Abhay Bakre

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India (CEM14 Host)

Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power

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Andrew Light

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United States (CEM13 Host)

Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, Department of Energy


Members

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Canada

Director General, Energy Policy and International Affairs, Natural Resources Canada

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Chile

Head of Office of International Affairs, Ministry of Energy

Chen Linhao

Linhao Chen

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China

Deputy Director-General, Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Science and Technology

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Denmark

Ministry of Climate, Energy, and Utilities

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Paula Pinho

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European Commission

Director,
Directorate for Energy

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Faisal Almusa

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Saudi Arabia

Managing Director, Ministry of Energy

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Mexico

Ministry of Energy

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Chris Snary

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United Kingdom

Head of International Energy Security, International Energy Unit, Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy


Secretariat

The CEM Secretariat is a small, flexible team housed within the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris, France, that works on behalf of all its Members.

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Dan Dorner

Head of Secretariat

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Jane Barbiere

Manager, Operations and Communications

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Rachael Briggs

Special Advisor

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Cassie Etter-Wenzel

Partnerships Manager

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Ellina Levina

Partnerships Manager

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Melisande Liu

Partnerships Manager

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Sarbojit Pal

Partnerships Manager

Samuel Place

Samuel Place

UK secondee

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Eva Stepniewska-Wells

Manager, Operations and Communications

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