Clean Energy Ministerial

Founding Year: 2009

Staff: 9


Dan Dorner (Head of Secretariat)

A global forum striving to promote policies and programs that advance clean energy technology, to share lessons learned and best practices, and to encourage the transition to a global clean energy economy. CEM participating economies account for 90% of global clean energy investment and 80% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Initiatives are based on areas of common interest among energy ministers in 26 participating governments and other stakeholders to accelerate the transition to clean energy supply, access, and efficiency.


Ongoing Campaigns:

  • Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero Campaign– Aims to “strengthen EVI activities by focusing on the MHDV sector, which is a significant contributor to global emissions, and from which emissions continue to grow”
  • Flexible Nuclear Campaign– Works to “provide an understanding of the economic benefits of advanced nuclear to a wide spectrum of participating countries.”
  • Power System Flexibility – “Seeks to build momentum among industry and governments to enhance power system flexibility through the coordinated deployment of advanced power plants, grids, demand-side response, and storage.”
  • Distributed Generation in Strategic Regions – “Focuses on fostering peer-to-peer exchange and sharing best practices on how to accelerate DG deployment with special emphasis on renewable energy technologies by utilizing the latest technical, policy and regulatory solutions.”
  • Scenarios for the Energy Transition – “Aims to promote the wider adoption and improved use of long-term model-based energy scenarios”
  • EQUAL by 30 – “A public commitment by public and private sector organizations to work towards equal pay, equal leadership, and equal opportunities for women in the sector by 2030.”
  • Nearly Zero Energy Buildings – Aims “to advance policy, investment, and information exchange in support of nearly zero energy buildings worldwide.”
  • Global Lighting Challenge – “A race to reach cumulative global sales of 10 billion high-efficiency, high-quality, and affordable advanced lighting products, such as light-emitting diode (LED) lamps, as quickly as possible.”
  • EV30@30 campaign – Sets “the objective to reach a 30% sales share for EVs by 2030. This will be the benchmark against which progress achieved by all members of the EVI will be measured.”
  • Energy Management Campaign – Drive action to reach 50,001 global certifications to ISO 50001 by 2020.



  • BNEF — Energy Transition Factbook (2021) – This factbook has “key findings range from energy transitions in electricity, transportation, industry and global capital markets and its relevance for the Clean Energy Ministerial. It will serve as the guidepost and signpost for the executives of the CEM community on clean energy transitions to net-zero by mid-century.”
  • Global EV Outlook 2021 – This report “identifies and discusses recent developments in electric mobility across the globe. It is developed with the support of the members of the Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI).”


  • An online calendar of past and upcoming events
  • Hosts the annual Clean Energy Ministerial meetings since 2010, each of which generated multiple documents (e.g. “Supporting the Recovery, Shaping the Future” in 2020), newsletters, presentations, websites and videos.



Clean Energy Ministerial contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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