Clean Energy Ministerial Roundtables Summary Released
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A summary report of the six public-private roundtables held at the 6th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6) has been published, highlighting outcomes from dialogues on topics ranging from accelerating energy productivity to sustainable urban energy transitions.

The publication compiles key messages and recommendations shared by private-sector and government leaders during the roundtables.

Clean Energy Ministerial11 September 2015: A summary report of the six public-private roundtables held at the 6th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6) has been published, highlighting outcomes from dialogues on topics ranging from accelerating energy productivity to sustainable urban energy transitions. The publication compiles key messages and recommendations shared by private-sector and government leaders during the roundtables.

CEM, which hosted its sixth meeting in Mérida, Mexico, on 27-28 May 2015, organized the roundtables to encourage public-private dialogue and cooperation by giving participating energy ministers an opportunity to engage with civil society organizations (CSOs), global business leaders, entrepreneurs, and experts from laboratories and academia. According to CEM, the world’s climate and energy challenges cannot be solved by governments alone, and thus the strengths, abilities and resources of the private sector should be leveraged.

The report, titled ‘Public-Private Roundtables at the Sixth Clean Energy Ministerial,’ includes the key objectives, participants, overview and background, identified barriers, potential solutions and recommendations that resulted from each of the discussions, with the exception of the energy productivity roundtable. Participants in this roundtable considered how to better articulate the case for energy productivity, stressing that while a strong business case exists, awareness is lacking. They also focused on scaling up energy productivity, especially through public-private partnerships.

The other roundtables summarized in the report are: achieving a social license for clean energy deployment; finance for clean energy access; power system transformation and the smart utility of the future; and public–private consortia for advanced clean energy technology research. [CEM Press Release] [Publication: Public-Private Roundtables at the Sixth Clean Energy Ministerial] [IISD RS Story on CEM6]


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