BECI at the 7th Annual Clean Energy Ministerial
BECI Director Paul Wright meets with Padro Joaquin Caldwell – Mexico’s Minister of Energy at the Seventh Annual Clean Energy Ministerial, May 31 – June 3, 2016, San Francisco
The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) is a forum of the world’s largest and most forward-leaning countries working together to accelerate the global transition to clean energy. Launched in 2010, the United States hosted the first ministerial meeting in Washington, DC, with subsequent meetings hosted by the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, India, Korea, and Mexico. At the Mexico meeting in May of 2015, President Barack Obama announced that California would host the Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial.
The CEM pairs the high-level engagement of energy ministers with year-round technical initiatives and campaigns to drive faster deployment of clean energy policy and technology. The CEM has proven to be an effective and efficient implementation forum for clean energy policies, working hand-in-hand with other leading international institutions and the private sector.