Energy ministers and other high-level delegates from more than 20 of the world’s leading economies will gather in Seoul, Republic of Korea, on 12–13 May for the fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5). The ministers will collaborate to identify tangible steps that each government can take, individually and collectively, to generate more rapid progress toward the CEM’s overall goal—accelerating the transition to a global clean energy economy.
The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) is the only regular meeting of energy ministers at which they exclusively discuss clean energy. The participating governments represent 90% of global clean energy investment and 80% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Under the theme “Act Together, Think Creative,” Minister Yoon Sang-Jick of Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy will co-chair the event with U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. The discussions will focus on identifying smart policies, programs, and innovative strategies to increase energy efficiency, enhance clean energy supply, and expand energy access.
In addition, six public-private roundtables will bring together energy ministers, business leaders, and experts from nongovernmental organizations and academia to address key challenges and promote collaboration on topical clean energy issues.