The annual Clean Energy Ministerial meeting of energy ministers and other high-level delegates from the 24 member countries and the European Union provides an opportunity to leverage high-level political will and private sector leadership to drive ambitious, real-world clean energy policies and actions.

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WRI Events

CEM Global Lighting Challenge Side Event - Panel discussion: Efficient Buildings and Sub-national government implementation

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | 14:00 – 14:45
China National Convention Center, Room 202AB

The side event will give policymakers, lighting experts and lighting manufacturers an opportunity to showcase, review, and discuss commitments and endorsements on the second anniversary of the challenge launch. A panel discussion will explore how subnational governments are making progress on building efficiency through measures to improve energy use from lighting.

  • Brian Motherway, Head of Energy Efficiency, International Energy Agency (moderator)
  • Debbie Weyl, Manager, Building Efficiency, World Resources Institute
  • Representative from Korea government
  • Representative from Tsinghua Urban Planning and Design Institute

Business Council for Sustainable Energy Side Event: Making the Business Case for Investing in Energy Efficiency, Management and Productivity

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | 16:30 – 18:00
China National Convention Center, Room 208AB

A side event showcasing multi-national private sector companies that are leaders in providing technologies, systems and solutions that manage energy production, use and storage in all sectors of our economies – from industry to transportation to the built environment. It will demonstrate that the trend towards more energy efficient and productive economies is well rooted and underway in CEM countries. A panel of corporate executives will make the business case for continued action by both the public and private sector in terms of energy and financial savings and economic growth – while also demonstrating the environmental, climate and resilience co-benefits of energy efficiency.

  • Lisa Jacobson, President, Business Council for Sustainable Energy
  • Clay Nesler, Vice President, Global Sustainability and Industry Initiatives, Johnson Controls
  • Mike Thompson, Global Director, Refrigerant Applications, Ingersoll Rand
  • Bill Sisson, Sr. Director, Sustainability, UTRC, United Technologies Corporation
  • Harry Verhaar, Head of Global Public & Government Affairs, Philips Lighting
  • Nellie Cheng, Managing Director, China, US Green Building Council
  • Elizabeth Pei, Director, Corporate Affairs, Schneider Electric China

Public-Private Roundtable: Leveraging City-Scale Building Efficiency

Tuesday, June 7, 2017
By invitation only

Buildings are responsible for consuming nearly a third of the world’s energy and for a corresponding 20% of greenhouse gas emissions. By 2050, global building energy demand can be reduced by at least one-third if known energy efficiency best practices are implemented on a large scale. This roundtable highlights how national governments can help engage cities and business to work together to increase the efficiency of building stock, the opportunities for vertical alignment at different levels of government, and ways to accelerate key national policy levers.

Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Day Side Event

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | 09:00 to 17:00
China National Convention Center, Room 311b

The Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Day, a side event at CEM8, features high-level speakers from business and governments discussing corporate demand for cost-competitive renewable energy, its potential to accelerate renewables deployment and meet climate targets, and the necessary enabling frameworks. The event is part of the CEM Corporate Sourcing of Renewables campaign.

WRI representatives at CEM8