The People’s Republic of China will host the Second Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI-2) on 6–8 June 2017 at the China National Convention Center in Beijing. This annual meeting of energy ministers and other high-level delegates from the Mission Innovation (MI) members—22 countries and the European Union—will provide an opportunity to leverage high-level political will and private-sector leadership to drive ambitious, real-world clean energy policies and actions.
With this core group of energy leaders from the world’s most influential countries, MI-2 offers a unique opportunity to share success stories, enhance collaboration, and identify new solutions to help make significant progress in achieving domestic targets and furthering ambition. Last year’s inaugural Mission Innovation Ministerial led to pledges of unprecedented support for clean energy research and development (R&D).
MI-2 will be co-located with the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8). While MI focuses on breakthrough R&D for the new technologies of tomorrow, the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) focuses on scaling the deployment of technologies and solutions that are available today. Together, MI and CEM afford the world’s leading nations a robust platform for accelerating clean energy innovation and facilitating its uptake by a global market.
In addition to closed-door working sessions for ministers and other heads of delegation, MI-2/CEM8 will include a public-private action day with prominent speakers and thematic panel discussions; roundtable discussions with ministers, clean energy business leaders, experts, policymakers, and other stakeholders; and a series of side events, forums, and workshops. Ministers and other leaders will also be announcing new and ambitious MI and CEM efforts to accelerate clean energy innovation and deployment.
MI-2/CEM8 will feature a major Technology Exhibition with companies from around the world demonstrating their innovative clean energy technologies, products, and business models. The public exhibition will showcase startups working to drive change in the clean energy sector and the worldwide economy in the years and decades to come.
MI-2/CEM8 will also feature a new Innovation Theater event to showcase potentially game-changing clean energy innovations and inspirations from China and around the world. Modeled after “TED Talks” style events, the Innovation Theater will feature innovators, scientists, and entrepreneurs presenting on emerging clean energy topics in front of clean energy professionals, financiers, and global and Chinese media. Apply to be a presenter.
Side events will be organized by partner organizations on topics such as clean energy investment, energy efficiency, and the economic transition to clean energy.
Additional details will be provided closer to the event date.