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Clean Energy Ministerial 6 (CEM6)

27–28 May 2015 | Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico

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A view of Mérida, Yucatán

Ministers attending the 6th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) in Mérida, Mexico

The Sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6) opened in Mérida, Mexico on Wednesday morning 27 May 2015. Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, Secretary of Energy, Mexico, welcomed delegates and highlighted the potential for the CEM to democratize energy.

Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, US, highlighted progress on CEM initiatives that have efficiently shared best practices and provided market signals to spur a broad transformation to clean energy.

Wan Gang, Minister of Science and Technology, China, identified the need to accelerate development and cooperation to make progress on clean energy transformational.

Ibrahim Baylan, Minister of Environment and Energy, Sweden, said his country prioritizes developing sustainable, secure and competitive energy systems and providing investors and industry with clear signals on clean energy.

Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA), observed that the availability of technology at the 'right cost' is the enabling factor for the transition to clean energy.

Adnan Amin, Director-General, IRENA, emphasized that clean energy transition is driven by investment and appropriate policies to unlock the production of equipment and drive down costs to deliver clean energy.

Public-private Roundtable discussions were held on: accelerating energy productivity; sustainable urban energy systems; achieving a social license for clean energy deployment; finance for energy access; power system transformation and utilities for the future; and public-private consortia for advanced clean energy technology research.

In the afternoon a clean energy finance presentation on investment trends around the world was made. A panel discussion centered on innovative approaches to scale-up finance for clean energy projects.

The CEM Awards Ceremony was held at the end of the day with recipients being recognized for energy-efficient electric motors, smart grid innovation and clean energy education and empowerment.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, provided a daily digital coverage, video coverage, and a summary report for the Clean Energy Ministerial 6 (CEM6). Our summary report of CEM6 is available in HTML and PDF formats.

Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, US

Wan Gang, Minister of Science and Technology, China

Participants of the opening session of CEM 6

Dominique Ristori, European Commission

Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, Secretary of Energy, Mexico

Christoph Frei, Director General, World Energy Council

Ibrahim Baylan, Minister of Energy, Sweden

Participants during the opening session of CEM 6 High-level Roundtable Discussions

High-level Round Table Discussions




Sustainable Urban Energy Systems High-level Roundtable Discussions

Sanjay Garg, India

Andrew Steer, President and CEO, World Resource Institute

Katarina Berggren, Mayor of Botykyrka, Sweden

Manuel Olivera, Regional Director for Latin America, C40

Riku Hutunnen, Finland

Achieving a social license for clean energy deployment high-level roundtable discussions

Wolsey Barnard, South Africa

David Sandalow, Columbia University

Kai Buntrock, SOWITEC Group

Kåre Fostervold, Norway

Accelerating energy productivity high level roundtable discussions

Another view of the accelerating energy productivity high level roundtable discussions

Harry Verhaar, Phillips Lighting

Helen Bennett, Australia

Afternoon Session: Clean Energy Finance Presentation and Panel Discussion

Kai Buntrock, SOWITEC Group

Josué Tanaka, Managing Director, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Marshal Salant, Head of Alternative Energy Finance, Citigroup

Rachel Kyte, Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change, World Bank



Public-Private Consortia for Advanced Clean Energy Technology Research High-level Roundtable Discussion

Clay Nesler, Johnson Controls Inc.

Yuxian You, Fujian Hongbo Group

Finance for Energy Access High-level Round table Discussions

Phillip Paulwell, Jamaica

Robert Ichord, Bureau of Energy Resources, US

Sylvie Lemmet, France

John Christensen, UNEP

Power System Transformation and Utilities of the Future High-level Roundtable Discussions

Lawrence Jones, Alstom Grid

Christoph Frei, WEC

CEM Awards Ceremony

CEM Awards

Winners of the Award for outstanding achievement in energy-efficient electric
motors – presented as the SEAD Global Efficiency Medal

Award for outstanding achievement in smart grid innovation –
presented as the ISGAN Award of Excellence: Smart Grids for
Renewable Energy Integration

Honorable Mention, for development of a Smart Grid Station

Honorable Mention for Development of a Sustainable Electricity System

Recognition of the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment
(C3E) International Ambassadors.

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