CEM-Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative

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  • June 5, 2021
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CEM-Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Policies and interventions and GS-III – Conservation 

In news

  • 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 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.
  • Purpose:
    • 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.
  • Members:
    • 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.
  • Functions
    • 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.
  • Goals:
    • Encouraging governments and the private sector to buy low carbon steel and cement.
    • Sourcing and sharing data for common standards and targets.

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