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June 2022: This month in the Mission Innovation (MI) newsletter, we share many exciting recent and upcoming events related to our work in clean energy innovation. MI has collaborated on several partnerships this summer, sending speakers to the Hydrogen Global Summit, Climate Innovation Forum, and Climate Investment Summit. Planning is also underway for the joint MI and CEM Ministerial taking place in Pittsburgh, USA this September. Applications for side events and the Clean Energy Technology Showcase have closed, but there is still time to apply for a spot in the Creating the Energy Future Forum, a new youth engagement track. General registration just opened for the Ministerial, called the Global Clean Energy Action Forum.
April 2022: In this edition of the Mission Innovation (MI) newsletter, we celebrate a successful Annual Gathering that took place in New Delhi, India at the beginning of the month. Marking the first in-person gathering of MI’s senior representatives since early 2020, this event brought together collaborating governments to discuss the implementation of initiatives launched in 2021. Noteworthy moments included the launch of a new Integrated Biorefineries Mission by India and the Netherlands and discussion of the US-hosted MI and CEM Ministerials taking place in Pittsburgh, PA this September.
February 2022: In this edition of the Mission Innovation (MI) newsletter, the new MI Steering Committee Chair Drew Leyburne shares his vision for 2022 – the year of implementation and continued momentum for MI. We would also like to highlight the inauguration of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) chaired by Dr. Dean Haslip.
November 2021: In this edition of the newsletter, we celebrate the numerous achievements and announcements at COP26 that made it a success for MI. Another four Missions have been announced and the Missions launched earlier this year have shown progress through initial research and/or roadmaps. MI was highlighted as a key intergovernmental forum for clean energy innovation at the World Leaders Summit; declared an expanded partnership with Breakthrough Energy and members announced a range of clean energy innovation initiatives. The US also announced that the next MI Ministerial will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania next September.
October 2021: This year’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) takes place in Glasgow, UK, starting Sunday 31st October and runs until Thursday 12th November 2021. The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
September 2021: In this edition of the Mission Innovation (MI) newsletter, we present initiatives of the MI Innovation Platform, which aims to strengthen the global clean energy innovation ecosystem and help maximise the impact of investments. We highlight a new funding call under the MICall series and put a spotlight on the Innovation Community on Affordable Heating and Cooling of Buildings.
July 2021: In this edition of our newsletter, we introduce the MI Innovation Platform and its initiatives after presenting the MI Missions last month. The MI Platform consists of the three modules INSIGHTS, COLLABORATE and ACCELERATE.
June 2021: In this edition of our newsletter, we look back to the successful launch of the second phase of Mission Innovation at the ‘Innovating to Net Zero Summit’ on 2 June 2021 and introduce a fundamental part of MI 2.0 – the Missions – that will accelerate tipping points in the cost, scale and performance of technologies in critical sectors for global clean energy transitions. This month, the Champions Corner features Moroccan MI Champion, Jaafar Benabbou, and Norway’s Champion (from the first cohort), John Olav Tande, who has just launched the NorthWind research centre!
May 2021: In this special edition of our newsletter, we focus on the launch of MI 2.0 at the Innovating to Net Zero Summit on 2 June, 13.45 – 19.00 CEST. Read all about it! View the full event agenda and be sure to register now!
April 2021: In this edition of the newsletter, we share plans for the Sixth Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI-6) hosted virtually by Chile from May 31-June 6 and profile recent commitments at the US Leaders Summit on Climate including a peek at the first Mission topics to be launched at MI-6. We look at achievements and future endeavours of MI’s Innovation Challenges, whilst the Champions Corner features the Indian 2020 MI Champion Purnima Jaliha and UK Champion Michaela Kendall.
March 2021: In this edition of the newsletter, we focus on the achievements of MI’s first phase, including a report by IRENA on tracking energy innovation impacts. We are very pleased to have a contribution of Breakthrough Energy on deepening our collaboration to accelerate the clean energy transition. The Champions Corner features the Finnish 2020 MI Champion Krish Sankaran, CEO of a clean energy and circular economy company.
February 2021: In this edition of the newsletter, we report from the Senior Officials Annual Gathering on next steps towards the launch of our second phase (MI 2.0). You can also learn about the newly launched Smart Grid Innovation Accelerator, the Transition Summits organized by Climate Action and the “Liquid Sunshine” project from Chinese MI Champion Can Li.
January 2021: In this edition of the newsletter, Patrick Child, the recently nominated Chair of MI’s Steering Committee, shares his vision and priorities for the coming months as we prepare for the launch of the second phase of MI. You can also learn more about the achievements and plans of the European Commission’s and Austrian MI Champions, and about a new global information sharing platform for hydrogen projects which will be launched on 19 January.
November 2020: In this special edition newsletter, we are celebrating our 5-year anniversary! On November 30, 2015, at COP21 in Paris, leaders came together to launch MI with the objective of making clean energy widely affordable as an indispensable part of an effective, long-term global response to our shared climate challenge; necessary to provide affordable and reliable energy for everyone and to promote economic growth; and critical for energy security. Full newsletter available for download.
October 2020: In this edition, we draw attention to the virtual Fifth Mission Innovation Ministerial which took place on 23 September 2020, where Ministers discussed achievements over the past five years and unanimously agreed to develop a second phase of MI.
July 2020: In this edition, we are proud to present the second cohort of Mission Innovation Champions. We also share an update on the global collaboration platform for hydrogen projects, as well as our initial findings regarding the impacts of COVID-19 on the innovation landscape. Finally, we spoke to Myoungju Lee about her experience being selected as Korean MI Champion, in the inaugural cohort of MI Champions.
April 2020: In this edition, our MI Steering Committee Chair John Loughhead, shares an update on MI operations during the global COVID-19 pandemic. We also share a short summary about the Senior Official’s Gathering in Riyadh in February 2020, and speak to Hussam Khonkar about his experience being selected as Saudi Arabian MI Champion and his upcoming plans. Innovation Challenges 1 and 2 share an update, inviting members to take part in new and ongoing knowledge sharing activities.
January 2020: In this edition of the Mission Innovation (MI) newsletter, we share the MI Secretariat background paper on Beyond 2020: Challenges and Opportunities and the launch of the 2nd Champions Programme. We also connected with our 2019 Champions and interviewed Sean Monkman from Canada who kicks off our Champion Corner. Lastly, we cover several MI member activities and the progress made by Innovation Challenges.
October 2019: In this edition of the MI newsletter, we introduce the new MISC chair Prof. John Loughhead and a ‘Champions Corner’. We also share information about MI’s participation at UN Climate Summit, the launch of the first MICall on Storage Solutions and about the Global Cooling Prize.
May 2019: In this edition of the MI newsletter, we cover the exciting plans for the 4th Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI-4) taking place in Vancouver at the end of this month and the recent activity of the newest MI Innovation Challenge, Renewable and Clean Hydrogen (IC8).
March 2019: In this edition of the MI newsletter, we report on the recent gathering of MI members in Santiago and plans for the Ministerial meeting in May.
December 2018: In this edition of the MI newsletter we report on the MI member activity at COP24 in Poland, the work of the Smart Grids Innovation Challenge including a recent workshop in Rome and opportunities for innovators and young people to get involved in the fourth Mission Innovation Ministerial in Canada in May 2019.
April 12, 2018: Mission Innovation at COP24
November 2018: In this edition of the MI newsletter we report on the launch of a €100 million clean energy investment fund; introduce the new MI framework to assess technologies for avoided emissions; and showcase the work of the MI Carbon Capture Innovation Challenge.