The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) is a global forum to promote policies and programs that advance clean energy technology, to share lessons and best practices, and to encourage the transition to a global clean energy economy. Initiatives are based on areas of common interest among and other stakeholders. The , adopted at the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial in 2016, defines the CEM governance structure and outlines the mission statement, objectives, membership, and guiding principles.
The CEM’s build on Technology Action Plans that were released by the Major Economies Forum Global Partnership in December 2009, which laid out best practice blueprints for action in key technology areas.
The CEM is focused on three global climate and energy policy goals:
Improve energy efficiency worldwide;
Enhance clean energy supply;
Expand clean energy access.
Current CEM members are Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, the European Commission, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Editor: Han Shuang