The United Kingdom will host the third Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM3) at Lancaster House in London on 25–26 April 2012. Ministers from more than 20 participating countries will gather to discuss progress made by the Clean Energy Ministerial’s 11 clean energy initiatives, explore ways to enhance collaboration between participating governments, and develop strategies to drive public-private engagement to support clean energy deployment.

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu will co-chair the event with UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Edward Davey.

India, in its capacity as host of the fourth Clean Energy Ministerial, hosted a preparatory meeting for CEM3 on 2–3 February 2012 in New Delhi. Delegates from participating governments reviewed the progress that the 11 CEM initiatives have made since the second Clean Energy Ministerial, held in 2011, and developed an agenda and themes for CEM3.

The CEM is an initiative of the Major Economies Forum (MEF), which was established in early 2009 to facilitate a positive outcome of climate change negotiations at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. The 23 governments participating in CEM initiatives are Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, the European Commission, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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