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CEM8 & MI-2 to be Held in Beijing in June

The eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8) and the Second Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI-2) will be jointly held by the Ministry of Science and Technology and National Energy Administration at the China National Convention Center in Beijng from June 6 to 8, 2017.

Proposed by the U.S. Department of Energy in 2010, CEM aims to facilitate global transition to clean energy through sharing policies and best practices as well as proposing initiatives and actions. At present it has 25 members including China, Japan, the UK, the U.S. and the EU. The MI mechanism was jointly launched by leaders and representatives of 20 countries including China, U.S. and France during the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21) in November 2015. It aims to double the governmental or government-guided R&D investment in clean energy within 5 years; and let the private and business sectors play a leadership role in the investment of clean energy. Wan Gang, Minister of Science and Technology of China attended the launch ceremony of MI on behalf of President Xi Jinping.

Under the theme of“tackling challenges through innovation, working together for a clean energy transition”, major events include activities such as ministerial close-door meetings, high-level fora, exhibition, Innovation Theater, side events, and technical visits. Chinese state leaders will address the Opening Ceremony. The total attendance is expected to be about 600, including ministers and representatives from 26 members and 1 observer, relevant international organizations, and world renowned enterprises.

During the meeting, quite a number of events will be held, including over 20 side events, the Innovation Theater and Technology Exhibition. In particular, the Technology Exhibition will cover six key sectors: renewable energy, energy-efficient technologies and facilities, energy storage technologies and facilities, digital energy and smart grid, electric vehicles and related technologies, and finance and business model innovation. It presents a great platform for CEM members to demonstrate technological innovation and development in the field of clean energy. Relevant bodies are welcome to participate in activities of clean energy, environment, climate, etc.