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Clean Energy Ministerial 6 (CEM6) 

27–28 May 2015, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico

Photo: Discussion during side event on fossil fuel subsidy reform at the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6) in 2015. Photo courtesy of IISD Reporting Services: Source.

Side Events

The sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6) meeting in Mérida included several side events.

Joint ECPA-CEM Ministers’ Session

26 May, 13:00 – 14:30

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

Joint ECPA-CEM Side Events 

26 May, 15:00 – 18:00 

CEM ministers, delegates, roundtable participants, and observers were invited to attend any sessions of interest.

  • REmap Mexico: The event reviewed and discussed REmap Mexico, the Mexico renewable energy roadmap prepared by IRENA and SENER. REmap Mexico focuses on the realistic potential, cost, and benefits of renewables at sector and technology level between 2010 and 2030.
  • Policy Innovations and Collaboration Opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean: This event highlighted resources, webinars, training, and expert assistance services available through the Clean Energy Solutions Center, with a focus on assistance and services provided in Latin America and Caribbean countries.
  • Powering Energy Productivity Through Efficiency: The event highlighted how energy efficiency can be an economic growth policy, used by the private sector and governments to deliver energy savings and increase competitiveness.
  • Charting a Course for Power System Transformation in Latin America: The event facilitated a regional dialogue on the drivers and prospects for power sector transformation in Latin America.
  • Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: The session, presented by Denmark and the Global Subsidies Initiative, highlighted recent advances on fossil fuel subsidy reform in CEM countries and discussed how to sustain the progress made, should oil prices rise again. Read summary of event