The global clean energy transition will bring enormous opportunities and benefits to our communities, workers and industry. The many varieties of clean energy will be key in helping us emerge from the triple global crises of climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, and a crisis of energy security where we have seen energy used as a weapon.
September 21-23, 2022
The venue itself, Pittsburgh, is significant. As Secretary Granholm put it, the Steel City of Pittsburgh is “a town that exemplifies how a legacy energy and industrial-dependent economy can be transformed into a technology and innovation powerhouse.”
This September in Pittsburgh, the U.S. will host the first-ever Global Clean Energy Action Forum, a joint convening of the 13th Clean Energy Ministerial and the 7th Mission Innovation ministerial. Governments, international organizations, the private sector, academia, innovators, civil society, and early career researchers and policymakers will join together in a three-day event that features a high-level plenary, topical roundtables with energy and science ministers from 31 countries, CEOs and experts, side events, technology demonstrations, and other activities.
The Global Clean Energy Action Forum comes at a pivotal time. We are on the cusp of the most important transition human society has ever seen, and we need to look back at 2022 as the year the world took giant steps to build a new energy economy that benefits all, improves energy security, tackles climate change, and reaps the rewards of a clean energy market that will exceed $23 trillion by the end of this decade.
The Global Clean Energy Action Forum may have come to a close, but the work continues beyond Pittsburgh! Our library of content has everything from the event you need right at your fingertips to continue guiding and inspiring your climate and clean energy ambitions. All items will be available through June 2023.
Define international clean energy leadership and collaboration in 2022 through an interactive, inspiring, and impactful event spotlighting global leaders fulfilling their climate pledges.
Focus on actions that deliver a low-cost, zero-emissions energy future that provides opportunities for all, especially good-paying jobs.
Demonstrate progress in moving along the innovation-to-deployment continuum at an unprecedented pace and scale to meet climate goals, and to innovate with a purpose.
Reunite, strengthen, and energise the Clean Energy Ministerial and Mission Innovation global communities at their first in-person ministerial meeting in over three years. Deliver a memorable event that harnesses the momentum of MI 2.0 to spearhead a decade of clean energy innovation and CEM3.0 to turn ambition into action.
Feature net-zero goals and clean energy transitions as a whole-of-government, whole-of-society, whole-of-economy endeavor, inclusive of national and local public entities, the private sector, NGOs, and academic institutions.
Demonstrate progress and concrete actions by obtaining clear updates on CEM and MI workstreams, including reports on progress toward goals and tipping points through written and in-person briefings to Ministers.
Work towards increasing the geographic diversity of membership to ensure global progress.