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China accepts Mission Innovation

A pioneering initiative to accelerate public private sector efforts to accelerate the adoption of clean energy technologies will host its second annual get together in China next month.

Beijing will welcome the Second Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI-2) event, which will showcase innovations and debate ideas around sustainable energy. The aim is to advance renewables projects; and practical ideas that can support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 7: ‘affordable and clean energy’ for all by 2030.

The meeting in China will bring together energy ministers and key MI stakeholders representing 22 of the world’s most powerful nations – and the European Union. It will incorporate the Innovation Theatre, where game-changing technologies will take centre stage in front of major investors.

All the countries who signed up to the programme – including Japan, China, America, France, Sweden and Australia – are committed to doubling their R&D spend on clean energy tech by 2020.

Former American president Barack Obama launched Mission Innovation at the 2015 United Nations climate change conference in Paris, with the backing of Bill Gates.

MI-2 will be held between 6 to 8 June at the China National Convention Center, Beijing.

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