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Clean Energy Ministerial’s (CEM) – Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative (IDDI)

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Clean Energy Ministerial’s (CEM) – Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative (IDDI):


India along with Govt. of United Kingdom launched new workstream to promote industrial energy efficiency under the Clean Energy Ministerial’s (CEM)Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative (IDDI) at the 12th Chief Energy Ministerial (CEM).

What is Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative (IDDI)?

  • It is a global coalition of public and private organisations who are working to stimulate demand for low carbon industrial materials.
  • In collaboration with national governments, IDDI works to standardise carbon assessments, establish ambitious public and private sector procurement targets, incentivise investment into low-carbon product development and design industry guidelines.
  • Coordinated by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
  • Members: The IDDI is co-led by the UK and India and current members include Germany and Canada.

About Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM):


  • It was established in December 2009 at the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change conference of parties in Copenhagen.
  • CEM is a high-level global forum to promote policies and programs that advance clean energy technology, to share lessons learned and best practices, and to encourage the transition to a global clean energy economy.
  • 29 countries are part of CEM including India.


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Prelims Link:

  1. About CEM.
  2. About IDDI.
  3. UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change.
  4. What is UNIDO?

Mains Link:

What is the Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative (IDDI)? Discuss.

Sources: PIB.