CEM13/MI7

September 21-23, 2022

FAQ

OVERVIEW

What is Global Clean Energy Action Forum and CEM13/MI7?

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 a crisis of energy security where we have seen energy used as a weapon. This revamping is part of an effort to capture the CEM and MI ministerials as the premiere clean energy event of the year, turning ambition to action, accelerating concrete progress, and advancing a path net-zero future. Please learn more about Global Clean Energy Action Forum by clicking here About Page. You can also learn more about the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) by clicking here and about Mission Innovation (MI) by clicking here.

What is the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)?

The Department of Energy is delivering a clean energy future that creates good-paying, union jobs for communities in every pocket of the United States by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions. U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm is honored to welcome CEM13/MI7 to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the official host city of this year’s CEM13/MI7 convening. You can learn more about the Department of Energy by clicking here.

Why is this event hosted in Pittsburgh, PA?

Over the last half-century, the Pittsburgh region has undergone the most extraordinary urban environmental transformation in modern history and now ranks among the top cities in the United States for green certified building space. Please learn more about Pittsburgh, PA by clicking here.

When does Global Clean Energy Action Forum occur?

From Wednesday, September 21, 2022 through Friday, September 23, 2022 the United States will host the Global Clean Energy Action Forum in Pittsburgh, PA, offering both in-person and virtual (via livestream) opportunities for attendance.  The schedule will continue to be updated here.

Will Global Clean Energy Action Forum occur in-person, virtually, or both?

Global Clean Energy Action Forum will offer opportunities for audience attendance both in-person and virtually (via livestream).

How can I attend?

Registration is now closed. Check out our schedule, including livestream information by clicking here. If you would like to register to attend virtually, or if you are undecided about your attendance and wish to learn more, please follow us on social media at @CEMSecretariat – @MICleanEnergyRD – linkedin.com/company/clean-energy-ministerial – linkedin.com/company/mission-innovation – https://twitter.com/GCEAF_USA – https://www.instagram.com/gceaf_usa/ – https://www.linkedin.com/in/gceaf-usa/

How can I get involved?

@CEMSecretariat – @MICleanEnergyRD – linkedin.com/company/clean-energy-ministerial – linkedin.com/company/mission-innovation – https://twitter.com/GCEAF_USA – https://www.instagram.com/gceaf_usa/ – https://www.linkedin.com/in/gceaf-usa/ and please sign up to receive updates about Global Clean Energy Action Forum by clicking here.

PROGRAM

What is the Global Clean Energy Action Forum schedule?

Please click here to view our schedule.  Please check back frequently for updates.

Will there be an opportunity to propose a side event at Global Clean Energy Action Forum?

The call for proposals for side events has closed.

How do I apply to exhibit my technology in the Clean Energy Showcase?

The Global Clean Energy Action Forum is no longer excepting applications for the Clean Energy Technology Showcase

REGISTRATION

How do I register to attend Global Clean Energy Action Forum?

Registration is now closed. Check out our schedule, including livestream information by clicking here. If you would like to register to attend virtually, or if you are undecided about your attendance and wish to learn more, please follow us on social media at @CEMSecretariat – @MICleanEnergyRD – linkedin.com/company/clean-energy-ministerial – linkedin.com/company/mission-innovation – https://twitter.com/GCEAF_USA – https://www.instagram.com/gceaf_usa/ – https://www.linkedin.com/in/gceaf-usa/

TRAVEL

After I register to attend Global Clean Energy Action Forum, who will arrange my travel?

Those who intend to attend Global Clean Energy Action Forum in-person must be prepared to arrange their own travel to the United States and Pittsburgh, PA.

What airport should I fly into?

Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) is the nearest international airport to Pittsburgh.  There are also many additional international airports throughout the northeast and mid-atlantic regions of the USA located within several hours drive from Pittsburgh.

I will already be in the USA. What ground transportation options exist to me?

You may learn more about travel by train to Pittsburgh by visiting Pennsylvania Amtrak at this link. Alternatively, ground transit throughout by personal, rental and/or hired vehicle may be self arranged.

What day should I plan to arrive to Pittsburgh?

Please click here to view our schedule. Please check back frequently for updates.  Please note, Minister level proceedings for Heads of Delegation will begin on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.  Proceedings open to confirmed registrants will begin on Thursday, September 22, 2022.  Proceedings for all audiences in attendance will conclude on the evening of Friday, September 23, 2022.

What day should I plan to depart from Pittsburgh?

Please click here to view our schedule. Please check back frequently for updates.  Proceedings for all audiences in attendance will conclude on the evening of Friday, September 23, 2022.

Where should I stay when in Pittsburgh?

Please plan to arrange for your own lodging in Pittsburgh by booking directly with Pittsburgh area hotels, AirBnB or VRBO. The Global Clean Energy Action Forum events will occur in downtown Pittsburgh. Some Pittsburgh area hotels have agreed to offer direct booking links while rooms remain available. Please learn more about these hotels by clicking here.

What travel documents will I need when I register and/or to travel to Pittsburgh?

Documents required for travel to the USA will be dependent upon the country of origin and will be dependent upon the type of passport held. It is recommended that those who intend to register to attend Global Clean Energy Action Forum in person begin to conduct their own research regarding the documents that will be required of them for entry to the USA. If you would like to register to attend in-person, please check back to our Registration page in July 2022. Those who intend to attend Global Clean Energy Action Forum in-person must be prepared to arrange their own travel to the United States and Pittsburgh, PA.

Are COVID Protocols in place for attendance at Global Clean Energy Action Forum?

The Global Clean Energy Action Forum will follow the COVID-19 policies of our venues.  The David L. Lawrence Convention Center and Heinz History Center both have released notices about safety and cleaning practices that their spaces and staff have taken to keep attendees safe and healthy. As of August 2022, the state of Pennsylvania does not currently have any social distancing or masking requirements. (can link to each venue’s covid-19 policies within)?

Where can I find transportation information?

Visit Pittsburgh’s website includes information that can answer your various transportation questions.

Where can I learn more about the Pittsburgh International Airport and transportation to and from the airport?

Visit Pittsburgh’s website includes information that can answer your various transportation questions.

How do I drive to Pittsburgh?

Driving directions to Pittsburgh can be found here.

How do I navigate and park in downtown Pittsburgh?

More information on getting around Pittsburgh and finding parking can be found here.

What public transportation options are available?

More information on public transportation options in Pittsburgh can be found here. More links that are helpful include: Pittsburgh Regional Transit, bus Fares & Passes, instructions on How to Ride the Bus, instructions on How to Ride the Light Rail System and The Free Zone for the rail system and finally more information on the Inclines

How long will it take to travel to Pittsburgh?

Distance and Travel Times from other US Cities (Scroll to see distance and timetable) along with a map of non-stop flights and airlines.

MEDIA

Where can I learn more about Global Clean Energy Action Forum?

For media inquiries please contact cem13mi7usa@hq.doe.gov . Please learn more about Global Clean Energy Action Forum convening by clicking here.  You can also learn more about the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) by clicking here and about Mission Innovation (MI) by clicking here

I am a member of the media and would like to register to attend Global Clean Energy Action Forum, where can I do so?

Registration for media is now open. Register by clicking here. Members of the media must register to attend, to be approved to receive a media credential for in-person access to events that are open to media.  Members of the media may also register at a later date for livestream viewing of select livestreamed sessions.

GCEAF LIVESTREAM PROGRAMMING

Check out a full list of the Global Clean Energy Action Forum’s livestream programming.