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Sustainable Energy Policy & Practice

Fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5)
“Act Together, Think Creative”

12–13 May 2014 | Seoul, Republic of Korea

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Highlights for Tuesday, 13 May 2014

The Fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5) continued in Seoul, Republic of Korea, on Tuesday, 13 May 2014. Ministers and senior officials met in a closed meeting to discuss clean energy, integration, energy efficiency and human capacity, and consider the CEM’s future areas of involvement.

Delegates heard a presentation by Greg Barker, Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change, United Kingdom, on innovative energy finance mechanisms for supporting clean energy deployment. Barker stressed that clean energy finance will be critical to achieving a strong international climate agreement, and will require more work to be done before the 21st Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP 21) scheduled for November 2015.

Following this, delegates held a discussion about the CEM’s areas of focus, and agreed to set up three new work streams on the energy-water nexus, market accessibility of clean energy products, and clean energy finance. They also agreed to encourage greater participation of women in the clean energy sector, through increased support of the CEM’s Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) women’s initiative.

A "PlugFest" organized by the CEM’s Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) initiative, exhibited appliances and brought together off-grid engineers and energy professionals to discuss interoperability challenges and collaboration.

In closing remarks, Yoon Sang-jick, Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea, thanked everyone for their support and participation. On behalf of Mexico as the host of CEM6, Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez, Undersecretary of Planning and Energy Transition, Ministry of Energy, Mexico, looked forward to welcoming delegates to Mexico City in 2015. The meeting closed at 1.30 pm.

At a press conference later on Tuesday afternoon with Undersecretary Rodríguez and Minister Yoon, Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, US, emphasized that clean energy is vital to energy security, especially in view of recent political events in eastern Europe. He noted that clean energy will also be important in helping countries meet their commitments to mitigating climate change.

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Room Shot

A view of the room during the Ministerial.

Plenary
Ernest Moniz
Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, United States.
Han Jinhyun
Han Jinhyun, Vice Minister for Trade and Energy, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea.
Greg Barker
Greg Barker, Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change, United Kingdom.
Fabrizio Barbaso
Fabrizio Barbaso, Deputy Director General for Energy, European Commission.
Rasmus Helveg Petersen
Rasmus Helveg Petersen, Minister of Climate, Energy and Building, Denmark.
Ryosei Tanaka
Ryosei Tanaka, Parliamentary Vice Minister, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan.
Elizabeth Marabwa
Elizabeth Marabwa, Chief Director, Department of Energy, South Africa.
Rainer Baake
Rainer Baake, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Germany.
Ali Al Shafar
Ali Al Shafar, Deputy Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, United Arab Emirates.
Gilberto Dialuce
Gilberto Dialuce, Director General, Ministry for Economic Development, Italy.
Anton Inyutsyn
Anton Inyutsyn, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy, Russian Federation.
Jan Vapaavuori
Jan Vapaavuori, Minister of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Employment and the Economy, Finland.
Christan P. Zinglersen
Christan P. Zinglersen, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building, Denmark.
Upendra Tripathy
Upendra Tripathy, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, India.
Dikobe Ben Martins
Dikobe Ben Martins, Minister of Energy, South Africa.
Mariangela Rebuá
Ambassador Mariangela Rebuá, Director-General, Department of Energy, Brazil.
Odón de Buen Rodríguez
Odón de Buen Rodríguez, Director General, National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy, Mexico.
Yoon Sang-jick
Yoon Sang-jick, Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea.
Ali Ibrahim Al-Naimi
Ali Ibrahim Al-Naimi, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Saudi Arabia.
Frank Des Rosiers
Frank Des Rosiers, Assistant Deputy Minister, Innovation and Energy Technology Sector, Natural Resources Canada.
Global LEAP PlugFest
PlugFest Participants
PlugFest Participants
Global LEAP product demo
PlugFest Participants
Around the Ministerial
P.K. Sinha and conference staff
P.K. Sinha, India, answering a question from conference staff.
Dikobe Ben Martins and Elizabeth Marabwa
Dikobe Ben Martins and Elizabeth Marabwa, South Africa, conferring.
Press Conference

The CEM held a press conference after the close of the meeting. L-R: Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez, Undersecretary of Planning and Energy Transition, Ministry of Energy, Mexico; Yoon Sang-jick, Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea; Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, United States.

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