China will host the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8) in Beijing, China, on 6–8 June 2017. The annual meeting of energy ministers and other high-level delegates from the 24 member countries and the European Union will provide an opportunity to leverage high-level political will and private sector leadership to drive ambitious, real-world clean energy policies and actions.
The vision for the ministerial is to:
- Fully use “CEM 2.0” to accelerate the global clean energy transformation
- Draw full minister participation; attract the participation and active support from high-profile business, investors, and other leaders in clean energy
- Launch new, high-visibility CEM initiatives and campaigns that tap into globally relevant and compelling clean energy areas that can have significant impact
CEM8 will also be co-located with the Second Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI-2). While the CEM will focus on scaling the deployment of clean energy technologies and solutions that are available today, MI will focus on scaling R&D for the new technologies of tomorrow.
In addition to ministerial working sessions for key decision-making, CEM8 will feature a public–private action day with keynote speakers, thematic panel discussions and opportunities for high-profile announcements of ambitious clean energy efforts; roundtable discussions with ministers, c-suite executives and other clean energy leaders; and a series of side events, forums and workshops.
CEM8/MI-2 will also feature a two-day technology showcase featuring companies from around the world demonstrating breakthrough technologies and startups that will drive change in the clean energy sector and the worldwide economy in the years and decades to come.
Additional detail will be provided closer to the event date.