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CEM Welcomes Portugal as Newest Member

3 June 2021--- Portugal joins the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), a leading global platform for accelerating clean energy transitions. Confirmed by His Excellency, the Minister of Environment and Climate Action of Portugal, João Pedro Matos Fernandes, and all CEM Ministers, the news was announced at the CEM’s 12th annual meeting (CEM12), hosted virtually by Chile.

Dan Dorner, Head of the CEM Secretariat said, “Portugal is already an active part of our Clean Energy Ministerial community, as well as a recognised clean energy leader. We are all delighted that we can strengthen our clean energy collaboration and leadership in this way. The entire CEM community welcomes Portugal and looks forward to working together to accelerate the scale, pace, and equitable integration of clean energy transitions in this critical decade.”

Portugal is already a CEM observer country and participates in its Electric Vehicles Initiative, Hydrogen Initiative, and Biofuture Platform Initiative. As a strong proponent of collective and collaborative decarbonisation efforts, and the first country to set a carbon neutral by 2050 goal in 2016, Portugal has a strong record of working together and setting ambitious, roadmap-oriented clean energy goals.