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The Clean Energy Solutions Center
Description/achievement of initiative

Partners commit to building on two years of work by the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) to advance enabling clean energy policy environments in support of the goal of sustainable energy for all by 2030.

Implementation methodologies

The Clean Energy Solutions Center harnesses expertise and resources from around the world by partnering with a large number of countries and international initiatives, including the Clean Energy Ministerial, UN-Energy, and the International Copper Association. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the Operating Agency for the Solutions Center. The ClimateWorks Foundation and its network committed to providing in-kind support for no-cost technical advice for of up to $1 million over three years through the Clean Energy Solutions Center. For a full list of partners, see http://cleanenergysolutions.org/partners.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


see: http://cleanenergysolutions.org/partners
Progress reports
Goal 7
The Clean Energy Solutions Center is a high-impact, low-cost mechanism to build clean energy policy capacity as a component of the UN Sustainable Energy for All Action Agenda, and an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial. It is an online clearinghouse of 1,300 clean energy resources, including policy best practices, deployment data, and analysis tools to help governments design and adopt policies and programs that support transformational low-carbon technologies. The Solutions Center offers online training, no-cost expert assistance, and peer-to-peer learning to help countries tailor solutions to their needs, currently reaching 10,000 users from 150 countries. The Solutions Center will potentially be used as a joint knowledge platform and policy assistance delivery mechanism for the SE4ALL initiatives.
Financing (in USD)
1,000,000 USD

Basic information
Time-frame: - 2015
see: http://cleanenergysolutions.org/partners
Contact information
United Nations