Mission Innovation & Clean Energy Ministerial launched at San Francisco
Mission Innovation and Clean Energy Ministerial 1st and 2nd June, 2016, San Francisco, US
Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Minister Science & Technology and Earth Sciences to led the Indian Delegation
World’s Energy Leaders to Gather in San Francisco for 7th Clean Energy Ministerial and Inaugural Mission Innovation Ministerial on June 1–2, Energy Ministers from Nations with 90% of Clean Energy Investments and 75% of GHG Emissions to Focus on Advancing Clean Energy Cooperation and Implementing Paris Agreement Commitments
An Indian delegation led by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Minister Science & Technology and Earth Sciences will be participating in the Mission Innovation and Clean Energy Ministerial along with senior officials from the Ministry of Science & Technology, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Ministry of Power.
Mission Innovation (MI)
MI was announced on November 30, 2015 by the leaders of 20 countries that have a shared desire to accelerate global clean energy innovation during Conference of Parties (COP) 21 in Paris in the presence of Hon’ble Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi. The MI is an effort to accelerate public and private global clean energy innovation, including through participating countries doubling their respective clean energy research and development investment.
There is a concerted effort to enhance the pace of innovation and scale of transformation through this clean energy revolution launch to meet the requirement for economic, energy security and goals in timely manner.
India is founding member of the Steering Committee and also a member of the two sub-groups: Joint research and Capacity Building and Private Sector Engagement.
During the meeting India will be announcing its current investment and doubling plan in Clean Energy Research. Formal announcement on new joint collaborations with Mission Innovation Countries will also be made by the Hon’ble Minister.
The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) is a high-level global forum to share lessons learnt and best practices, and to encourage the transition to a global clean energy economy. Initiatives are based on areas of common interest among participating governments and other stakeholders. The CEM is the initiative of the US. Presently 23 countries are member of CEM. There are 13 initiatives under CEM covering energy efficiency, clean energy supply and cross-cutting areas.
Since it was launched in 2010, CEM has come a long way. Its various initiatives were instrumental in leading significant collaborative work amongst members in context of clean energy supply, demand side management and relevant cross-cutting issues.
During the 7th CEM the Hon’ble Minister Science & Technology and Earth Sciences will launch the Global Cooling Challenge.