The EU and Nordic countries to host energy ministerial meetings next year

The Eight Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8) and Second Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI2) in Beijing this week have demonstrated the commitment of the People’s Republic of China to the clean energy transition.

One year from now, on 23-24 May 2018, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, the European Commission and the Nordic Council of Ministers will host the Ninth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM9) and Third Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI3) in the cities of Copenhagen and Malmö, known as the Öresund Region.

"We wish to use this opportunity to extend our appreciation of a successful Chinese hosting. We look forward to enabling ministers as well as representatives of business, research, civil society and international organizations to act upon our common objective of accelerating the clean energy transition. In close collaboration with all CEM and MI countries over the upcoming year, we aim to make sure that we move from success in Beijing in 2017 to another success in the Öresund Region in 2018," says Swedish Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy Ibrahim Baylan, Danish Minister of Energy, Utilities and Climate Lars Chr. Lilleholt, Norwegian Minister of Oil and Energy Terje Søviknes, and Finnish Minister of Housing, Energy and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen.

CEM9/MI3 and related conferences in the Öresund Region in the week of 22 - 25 May 2018 will take place under the overall heading of "Energy Integration and Transition" with the aim of discussing the development of the technologies of tomorrow and the deployment of the mature new clean technologies of today.

Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, Commissioners Miguel Arias Cañete and Carlos Moedas all underlined that "The European Commission is very much looking forward to co-hosting the CEM and MI next year. We firmly believe in the importance of these two multilateral initiatives to building bridges and achieving the goals set out in the Paris Agreement. In line with the Energy Union strategy, we must accelerate the pace and global uptake of clean energy innovation to boost sustainable jobs, growth and investment."

Contact

Gunilla Hjalmarson
Press Secretary to Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy Ibrahim Baylan
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About the Clean Energy Ministerial

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) is a project involving some 20 countries, including the Nordic countries. Together, these countries account for 90 per cent of investments in clean energy and 75 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions. The aim of this project is to accelerate the spread of sustainable energy solutions in areas such as smart electricity grids, electric vehicles and lighting. Sweden has been an active participant since this project started in 2010.