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Clean Energy Ministerial 7 (CEM7) 

1–2 June 2016, San Francisco, California, USA

Draft Agenda

CEM7 is by invitation only

Day One – Wednesday, 1 June 2016
Closed Door Sessions—Westin St. Francis

11:00 – 13:00 Clean Energy Ministerial Closed Door Sessions
13:00 – 14:30

Joint Lunch with Subnational Event [Grand Ballroom – Open Press]

  • Ministers, delegates, and other guests join the Under 2 MOU session for a joint lunch and short program
  • Keynote from Edwin M. Lee, Mayor of San Francisco
  • Keynote from Anthony F. Earley Jr., Chairman, CEO and President, PG&E Corporation
  • High-Level Panel Discussion on Sustainable Urban Energy Systems
    • Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, provides a brief overview of the Energy Technology Perspectives 2016 Report: Towards Sustainable Urban Energy and moderates panel discussion with:
    • Olli Rehn, Minister, Economic Affairs, Ministry of Employment and the Economy, Finland
    • G Jagadish Reddy, Minister of Telangana State, India
    • Miguel Ángel Mancera Espinosa, Mayor of Mexico City [invited]
    • Power System Representative (TBD)
14:30 – 15:30 Clean Energy Ministerial Closed Door Sessions
16:00 – 17:45 Public-Private Roundtables [CEM Ministers/Heads of Delegations and invited participants only]
  • Four high-level roundtable discussions will be held in parallel:
    • Innovative Mechanisms and Strategies for Investment in Energy Efficiency [The Victorian Room]
    • Facilitating Corporate Sourcing of Clean Energy [The Essex Room]
    • Government Procurement and Demonstration of Clean Technology [The Yorkshire Room]
    • Next Generation Wind and Solar: Getting Policies and Markets Right [The Hampton Room]

Day Two – Thursday, 2 June 2016
Open Press Public Private Action Summit—Westin St. Francis

08:30 – 08:50 Welcome Remarks
  • Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, United States
  • Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor of California
08:50 – 09:20 Scene Setters Presentation              
  • Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency
    • Tracking Clean Energy Progress Report
  • Michael Liebreich, Advisory Board Chairman, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
    • New Energy Outlook 2016
  • Brief Q&A by Ministers to follow
09:20 – 10:00 Energy Demand – Appliance Efficiency
  • Session to include:
    • CEM7 Campaign Launch: Advanced Cooling (AC) Challenge with announcement of commitments
    • Panel discussion on Super-efficient Appliances for Prosperous and Healthy Societies
    • CEM6 Campaign Update: Global Lighting Challenge update with announcement of new commitments
  • Panel Moderator: 
    • Kateri Callahan, President, Alliance to Save Energy
  • Panelists:
    • Harsh Vardhan, Minister, Ministry of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, India 
    • Kate Hampton, CEO, Children's Investment Fund Foundation
    • Dave Regnery, President of HVAC of North America, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Trane
    • Nils Vikmång, State Secretary, Ministry of the Environment and Energy, Sweden
    • Bill Bien, Head of Strategy & CMO, Philips Lighting
10:00 – 10:20

Keynote Remarks

  • Lisa Jackson, Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, Apple
10:20 – 10:30

Policy Perspectives

  • Arthouros Zervos, Chair, Renewable Energy Network for the 21st Century
    • REN21’s 2016 Renewables Global Status Report
11:00 – 11:30 Energy Demand – Commercial and Industrial Efficiency           
  • Session to include:                                                
    • CEM7 Campaign Launch: Energy Management: A Drive to 50,001 Energy-Saving Partners with announcement of commitments
    • Panel discussion on Energy Management to Reach Energy and Climate Goals
    Panel Moderator:
    • Mark Kenber, CEO, The Climate Group
  • Panelists:
    • James Gordon Carr, Minister, Natural Resources Canada
    • LI Yong, Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization
    • Jennifer Rumsey, CTO, Cummins
    • Helen Burt, SVP of External Affairs and Public Policy, PG&E
11:30 – 12:20 Energy Supply: Scaling Corporate Access to Renewable Energy
  • Session to include:
    • CEM7 Campaign Launch: Corporate Sourcing of Renewables with announcement of commitments
    • Panel discussion on Partnering to Drive Faster Deployment of Renewables through Corporate Procurement 
    • CEM6 Campaign Update: CEM Power System Challenge with announcement of deliverables
  • Panel Moderator: 
    • Adnan Amin, Director General, IRENA
    • IRENA Report Launch: The Power to Change: Cost Reduction Potential of Solar and Wind Technologies
  • Corporate Sourcing Campaign Launch:
    • Lars Christian Lilleholt, Minister, Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, Denmark
  • Panelists:
    • John Woolard, Vice President of Energy, Google
    • Thorsten Herdan, Director General for Energy Policy, Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi)
    • Tristan Grimbert, CEO, EDF RE
    • Rob Bernard, Chief Environmental Strategist, Microsoft
  • Power System Challenge Update:
    • Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, Secretary, Secretariat of Energy
    • Charlotte Pera, President and CEO, ClimateWorks Foundation
12:20 – 12:30 Policy Perspectives
  • Joan MacNaughton, Executive Chair, World Energy Council Trilemma Study Group
    • 2016 World Energy Trilemma Report
12:30 – 13:00

CEM7 Press Conference [Borgia Room]

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Session
  • Lunch service begins at 12:30; programs begins at 13:00
  • Panel Discussion: Towards a Clean Energy Economy
    • Moderator:
      • Arun Majumdar, Jay Precourt Professor at Stanford University
    • Panelists:
      • Tom Steyer, Founder, NextGen Climate
      • George Shultz, Former U.S. Secretary of State
      • Janet Napolitano, President, University of California
  • Remarks:
    • Steven Chu, Former U.S. Energy Secretary
  • Recognition of CEM Award Winners
    • Energy Management Leadership Awards: Presented by Máximo Pacheco, Minister, Ministry of Energy, Chile
    • SEAD Global Efficiency Medal for Lighting: Presented by Woo Tae Hee, Vice Minister, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Korea
    • ISGAN Award of Excellence: Smart Grids for Reliable Electricity: Presented by Carlos Moedas, Commissioner, Research, Science and Innovation, European Commission
    • Global LEAP Outstanding Off-Grid Appliance Awards: Presented by Sudirman Said, Minister, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia [invited]
14:15 – 14:45 Panel Discussion on “Road from Paris and the CEM”
  • Jonathan Pershing, U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change
  • Laurence Tubiana, Special Representative for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference and French Ambassador for Climate Negotiations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs              
14:45 – 15:15 Energy Access: Achieving Universal Access to Clean and Affordable Energy
  • Session to include:
    • High-level panel discussion on Energy Access in the Context of Post-Paris Efforts to Advance Clean Energy
    • Initiative Update: Energy For Access (E4A) Coalition with announcement of new commitments
  • Session Moderator: 
    • Rachel Kyte, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Energy For All 
  • Panelists:
    • Tarun Kapoor, Joint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, India
    • Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Climate Change, United Kingdom
    • Cathy Zoi, CEO, Frontier Power
    • Paul Bunje, Chief Scientist, X Prize Foundation            
15:15 – 15:30 CEM7 Closing Remarks
  • Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, United States
    • Highlights key outcomes from the meeting
  • Yin Hejun, Vice Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology, China
    • Looking ahead to CEM8

CEM Startups & Solutions Showcase – Wednesday and Thursday, 1-2 June 2016

The Showcase runs concurrently with the two meeting days and features approximately 100 companies and organizations that are leaders in transitioning to a clean energy future. Exhibitors will reflect market-ready and emerging clean energy innovations to speed deployment across geographies, highlighting Silicon Valley ingenuity but also companies from among the 23 CEM partner governments.

Learn more about the Showcase and review the types of exhibitors that are featured.