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.
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:
Clean energy adoption this decade must far outpace the last, moving from niche- to mass- to massive-scale deployment.
Clean energy action must grow from the power sector to every sector, and from energy ministries to every ministry.
An inclusive, whole-of-society approach must look from governments and companies to consumers and citizens.
Our value proposition
CEM Members represent 90% of installed RE power generation capacity, 80% of global RE investments & the majority of public R&D.
Accelerate clean energy transitions around the world.
Members can form or join clean energy workstreams in line with their priorities.
Many leading international organisations, companies, think tanks, foundations.
Activities are in a state of constant renewal, with action coalitions coming together to design and deliver new workstreams.
The CEM community consists of the world’s best international organisations and most influential actors.
How we work
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:
Members and key partners
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.
India (CEM14 Host)
Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power
United States (CEM13 Host)
Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, Department of Energy
Director General, Energy Policy and International Affairs, Natural Resources Canada
Head of Office of International Affairs, Ministry of Energy
Deputy Director-General, Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Science and Technology
Ministry of Climate, Energy, and Utilities
Directorate for Energy
Managing Director, Ministry of Energy
Ministry of Energy
Head of International Energy Security, International Energy Unit, Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy
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.