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Clean Energy Ministerial 2 (CEM2)

6–7 April 2011, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Agenda

NOTES
All discussions closed to press except where noted.
Simultaneous interpretation will be provided between English and Chinese, French, Spanish, Russian, and Arabic.
All events will take place at the Emirates Palace Hotel.

Day 1 - Wednesday 6 April 2011

High-Level Public-Private Roundtables
(parallel sessions)

 

Ballroom 3

Ballroom 1

8:30 AM – 10:15 AM

Policies in Support of the Global Scale-Up Of Renewable Energy

Innovative Technologies and Business Models For Energy Efficiency

10:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Sustainable Cities as Drivers of Sustainable Economic Growth and Clean Energy Deployment

Regulatory Strategies to Accelerate Utility-Scale Energy Efficiency

(see detailed Roundtable Descriptions page for more information about the four roundtables)
Ministerial Session
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Ministers' Lunch with Welcoming Remarks By:
Ballroom 2
  • HE Dr. Anwar Mohamed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, United Arab Emirates
  • Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy, United States
1:45 PM – 3:00 PM
Reports to Ministers from The Morning’s Proceedings
(open press)
Ballroom 1

Ministers will receive reports from the private sector co-chairs of the earlier roundtables, summarizing the key issues, conclusions, and recommendations of the morning’s discussions.

Scene Setter
(open press)
Ballroom 1

The International Energy Agency will present an analysis of the status of clean energy deployment and related policies around the world, setting the context for the discussions that follow.

3:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Smart Policies for Clean Energy Supply
Ballroom 1

In this session, ministers will discuss the status of the Clean Energy Supply1 initiatives. They will discuss how smart domestic policies and international cooperation can drive private investment in clean energy supply.*

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Public Forum
Ballroom 3 (open press)

Role of Women in the Clean Energy Revolution
Ministers will give keynote remarks ahead of panel sessions highlighting women’s contribution to clean energy across sectors and countries, as well as what steps can be taken to prepare, inspire, and connect women leaders in clean energy fields.

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Reception
Gazebo Area

This provides an opportunity for participants from both the morning public-private roundtables and afternoon public forum to mingle with ministers and government officials.

8:30 PM –
Ministerial Dinner
Mezlai Restaurant

This provides an opportunity for participants from both the morning public-private roundtables and afternoon public forum to mingle with ministers and government officials.

Day 2 - Thursday 7 April 2011

Ministerial Session (Cont.)
9:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Smart Policies for Energy Efficiency
Ballroom 1

In this session, ministers will discuss the status of the Global Energy Efficiency Challenge2 initiatives. They will discuss how smart domestic policies and international cooperation can drive private investment in energy efficiency.*

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM
 
Coffee Break Outside Ballroom 1
11:15 AM – 1:00 PM
Strategic Allocation of Public Finance For Clean Energy
Ballroom 1

In this session, ministers will discuss how to strategically allocate public finance for clean energy deployment and innovation, including how to leverage private sector capital. This session will include discussion of the Solar and LED Energy Access program as one example of smart allocation of public funds to catalyze self-sustaining clean energy markets.

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Ministers' Working Lunch
Ballroom 2

In this working lunch session, ministers will wrap up their two-day meeting by defining next steps for the Clean Energy Ministerial process, based on the lessons learned during the second Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM2).

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Press Conference
(open press)
Ballroom 3

In this session, ministers will lay out their vision for the Clean Energy Ministerial initiatives in the next year and will discuss key outcomes for the third Ministerial in London in 2012 to the press and broader public. Ministers will be able to do interviews and additional press after this session.


1Wind/Solar, Bioenergy, CCUS, Hydropower
2SEAD, GSEP, ISGAN, EVI
* Ministers may also discuss the Clean Energy Solutions Center, a cross-cutting initiative on smart energy policies.