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Clean Energy Ministerial 6 (CEM6) 

27–28 May 2015, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico

Agenda [CEM6 is by invitation only]

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Agenda as of 21 May 2015

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 
Joint Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA)1 – Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Plenary

13:00 – 14:30

Clean Energy Progress and the "Road to Paris"

This joint session will feature a strategic discussion on the “Road to Paris” Conference of the Parties (COP21) by key climate leaders from ECPA and CEM governments. It will highlight existing clean energy cooperation that will support Western Hemisphere countries in implementing and achieving their clean energy goals. In particular, the discussion will focus on CEM initiatives that can provide concrete clean energy and climate benefits to ECPA members. Finally, the session will provide context for detailed discussions that will take place during the following side events in which Ministers are encouraged to participate.
  • All ECPA and CEM Ministers are invited to attend the session.

 Day One – Wednesday, 27 May 2015

07:00 – 08:30

Registration

08:30 – 08:45

Welcoming Remarks and Introduction [Open Session]

  • Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, Secretary of Energy, Mexico 
 08:45 – 09:15
The Opportunity Presented by a Second Phase of the CEM [Open Session]
  • Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, United States
  • Wan Gang, Minister of Science and Technology, China
  • Ibrahim Baylan, Minister of the Environment and Energy, Sweden
  • Other CEM Ministers 
Short, framing introductory remarks on the Second Phase of the CEM (i.e., the “CEM 2.0” Opportunity) by interested ministers, with more in-depth discussion to take place on Day 2.  

 09:15– 10:15 Scene Setter Presentations [Open Session]

Clean Energy Progress Report

  • Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director, International Energy Agency 

Presentation of IEA analysis of the status of clean energy deployment and related policies around the world.

International Renewable Energy Agency Report

  • Adnan Amin, Director General, International Renewable Energy Agency 

Presentation on the key trends in the global clean energy transformation, with a regional focus on increased renewables uptake.

World Energy Council Trilemma Report

  • Christoph Frei, Director General, World Energy Council 

Presentation of insights gathered through national workshops on the challenges and opportunities for CEM member countries to meet clean energy goals.

 10:15 – 11:00 Ministers’ Group Photo 
11:00 – 13:00 Public-Private Roundtable Discussions [By Invitation]

The high-level roundtable discussions will allow for a free-flowing dialogue among Ministers, private-sector executives, and international organization leaders. Three roundtables will be held in parallel:

 14:00 – 15:00 Clean Energy Finance Presentation and Panel Discussion [Open Session]
  • Presenter and Moderator
    • Michael Liebreich, Chairman of Bloomberg New Energy Finance
  • Panelists
    • Rachel Kyte, Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change, World Bank
    • Kai Buntrock, Managing Director and CFO, Sowitec
    • Josue Tanaka, Managing Director, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
    • (TBC) Marshal Salant, Head of Alternative Energy Finance, Citigroup
Presentation on clean energy investment trends around the world followed by a panel discussion on innovative approaches to scale up finance for clean energy projects, both from the public and private sector perspectives, to drive large-scale clean energy deployment. 
 15:00 – 17:00 Public-Private Roundtable Discussions [By Invitation]

The high-level roundtable discussions will allow for a free-flowing dialogue among Ministers, private-sector executives, and international organization leaders. Three roundtables will be held in parallel:

 17:00 – 17:45  CEM Awards Ceremony [Open Session]
  • Award for outstanding achievement in energy-efficient electric motors – presented as the SEAD Global Efficiency Medal
  • Award for outstanding achievement in smart grid innovation – presented as the ISGAN Award of Excellence: Smart Grids for Renewable Energy Integration
  • Recognition of the international Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Ambassadors

 Day Two – Thursday, 28 May 2015 (Closed sessions with ministers and delegates)

08:30 – 10:00

2015 Prioritized Initiatives for Ministerial Focus at CEM6 [Closed Session}

Strategic discussion and ministerial decisions on 2015 high-level, priority efforts, including:

  • CEM Global Lighting Challenge
  • CEM Power System Challenge
  • Scaled-Up Clean Energy Solutions Center with Finance Portal

Introduction and discussion of ideas for prioritization at future ministerials; discussion of the process for prioritizing.

New Work Streams

Status update and possible decisions on potential new CEM work streams discussed at CEM5. 

 10:00 – 10:30  Break
 10:30 – 12:00 The “CEM 2.0” Opportunity – Discussion and Decisions [Closed Session]

Building on the CEM’s first five years, Ministers will discuss how to scale up the CEM’s effectiveness to further facilitate the global clean energy transformation.  

 12:00 – 12:30 Closing and Next Steps [Closed Session]

Ministers will conclude the meeting by reflecting on the discussions and defining next steps for taking “CEM 2.0” forward. 

Special address from the CEM7 host.
 12:30 – 13:00 CEM Press Statements [Open Session]

Statements from ministers and a moderated Q&A

  • CEM Ministers
  • CEM7 Host

[1] Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) is a flexible mechanism through which governments in the Western Hemisphere, on a voluntary basis, may lead multi-country or bilateral initiatives on climate and clean energy topics.