Clean Energy Ministerial

Clean Energy Ministerial
(2009; no location identified; 9 staff;

A global forum to promote policies and programs that advance clean energy technology, to share lessons learned and best practices, and to encourage 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 transition to clean energy supply, access, and efficiency. Their work focuses on “Bringing Together the World’s Key Clean Energy Market Leaders”, “Improving Policy and Expanding Deployment of Clean Energy Technologies”, “Distributing and Fostering Clean Energy Leadership around the World”, “Filling a Gap in the International Clean Energy Conversation”, and “Engaging Key Private-Sector Partners”.

Hosts the annual Clean Energy Ministerial meetings since 2010, each of which generated multiple documents (e.g., “Trends in Global Clean Energy Finance” in 2015), newsletters, presentations, websites and videos.


Ongoing Campaigns:

  • Power System Flexibility – “Seeks to build momentum amongst 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.


  • News and Events
  • A resource library with Videos, Newsletters, Presentations, Publications, Tools and Websites
  • The annual Global EV Outlook (2018, 141p.) – Published together with the International Energy Agency and the Electrical Vehicle Initiative, this annual report looks into the “recent developments in electric mobility across the globe. Combining historical analysis with projections to 2030, is examines key areas of interest such as electric vehicle and charging infrastructure deployment, ownership costs, energy use, CO2 emissions and battery materials demand.
  • Thermal Power Plant Flexibility (2018, 65p.) – “This report zooms  in  on  the  benefits  of  flexible  thermal  power  plants, including  the  technical  aspects  related  to  enhancing  the flexibility of power plants, and incentives for investing in and operating flexible power plants.”

Leadership: Christian Zinglersen (Head of Secretariat)

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