Successful EU-Nordic hosting of Clean Energy Ministerial
Thursday 24 May 2018
COPENHAGEN – Energy Ministers, the European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy and Heads of Delegations from 26 countries, leaders from global energy organizations, and other high-level government representatives from all around the world met today at the ninth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), co-hosted by Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, the Nordic Council of Ministers, and the European Commission representing the European Union, in Copenhagen. Business leaders from the energy sector and high-level representatives from the world of finance also played a key role in the meeting.
CEM member countries account for approximately 90% of global clean energy investment and 75% of global greenhouse gas emissions. CEM is therefore an important forum when it comes to advancing the global clean energy transition and the ministerial meeting carried one unifying message: expanding clean energy is a top priority globally.
CEM members launched new work in a number of different areas, including clean energy investment and finance, energy efficiency and renewable energy, as well as new initiatives aimed at cleaner electricity generation and climate change mitigation.
Underlining the importance of the CEM, the Netherlands was officially welcomed as the newest member of the forum. Poland and Argentina also attended, looking to deepen their engagement in the future.
Strong new partnerships were forged with private companies and organisations like the World Bank, European Investment Bank, Global Environment Facility, and Green Climate Fund, adding expertise, insights, and impact to the work of the CEM. Already-existing partnerships with organizations like the International Energy Agency and the International Renewable Energy Agency were strengthened through their support of the ongoing and new work of the CEM.
As the world of energy is rapidly changing, the CEM continues to reflect and support those changes. Today’s meeting confirmed the CEM’s role as a key collaborative forum on clean energy.
Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate
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Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat
Eva Stepniewska, Manager of Communications and Operations
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