CEM7 was the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) hosted in San Francisco, California, on June 1 & 2, 2016. The Clean Energy Ministerial is the follow-up meeting to the COP21 U.N. Convention of Parties climate change talks last December in Paris. The participating energy ministries include Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, the European Commission, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
CEM7 brought the global energy policymakers together with visionaries from the business and investment communities and other clean energy experts to drive high-impact, real-world action. In addition to ministerial working sessions and public-private roundtable discussions, CEM7 featured a clean energy action day with opportunities for the energy ministers and business leaders to highlight ambitious clean energy efforts and announced new actions to help achieve national and global clean energy goals. A two-day tented technology exhibit in San Francisco’s Union Square showcased clean energy technologies and innovative business models driving clean energy deployment around the world.
Silicon Valley is recognized as a global hub of the clean energy industry and venture capital, and was the ideal place to host nations eager to accelerate the global clean energy revolution.