Clean Energy Ministerial : Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative (IDDI)
Recently the 12th meeting of the Energy Heads of India and United Kingdom was held. In this meeting, both the countries have started new work processes to promote industrial energy efficiency under the ‘Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) – Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative’ (IDDI).
Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative (IDDI)
- IDDI, a global association of public and private organizations, works to drive demand for low-carbon industrial materials.
- IDDI works in collaboration with national governments to standardize carbon assessments, set ambitious procurement targets for the public and private sectors, increase investment in low-carbon product development, and design industry guidelines.
- It is coordinated by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
- The Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative is jointly led by the United Kingdom and India. Germany and Canada are currently IDDI members.
Clean Energy Ministerial
- The Clean Energy Ministerial was established on the occasion of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties held in Copenhagen in December 2009.
- CEM is a high-level global forum to promote policies and programs that accelerate clean energy technology, share experiences and best practices, and encourage transition to a global clean energy economy.
- It may be noted that 29 countries including India are included in the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM).
Source – The Hindu