CEM-Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Policies and interventions and GS-III – Conservation
- Recently, India and the UK have launched a new workstream to promote industrial energy efficiency under Clean Energy Ministerial’s (CEM) Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative (IDDI).
- It is coordinated by UNIDO (United Nations Development Industrial organisation).
- It was launched in the ongoing 12th CEM (CEM12) Meeting, virtually hosted by Chile.
About 12th CEM Meeting
- Objective: To infuse green technologies and stimulate demand for low-carbon industrial material.
- India is committed to cut emissions intensity per unit of GDP by 33 to 35% by 2030.
- The commitment depends on effective deployment of low carbon technologies in Energy Intensive Sectors like Iron & Steel, Cement and Petrochemicals.
About Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM)
- It was established in December 2009 at the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) CoP in Copenhagen.
- To promote policies and programs that advance clean energy technology
- To share lessons learned and best practices
- To encourage the transition to a global clean energy economy.
- Focus Areas
- Improve energy efficiency worldwide.
- Enhance clean energy supply.
- Expand clean energy access.
- 29 countries
- India is also a member country.
Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative (IDDI)
- IDDI is an initiative of CEM.
- It is a global coalition of public and private organisations who are working to stimulate demand for low carbon industrial materials.
- To standardise carbon assessments
- Establish ambitious public and private sector procurement targets
- Incentivise investment into low-carbon product development and design industry guidelines.
- Supporting Countries:
- The IDDI is co-led by the UK and India
- Current members also include Germany and Canada.
- Encouraging governments and the private sector to buy low carbon steel and cement.
- Sourcing and sharing data for common standards and targets.