European Union joins Mission Innovation, a global initiative on clean energy
EU News 200/2016
Brussels, 3 June 2016
The European Union has joined Mission Innovation, a global initiative on clean energy, at its inaugural ministerial meeting in San Francisco on 1-2 June. This initiative was launched at the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) in Paris with the aim of reinvigorating and accelerating public and private global clean energy innovation.
In joining Mission Innovation, 20 of the world's major economies, representing 58% of the world population and over 80% of global clean energy research budgets, have pledged to double their government investment in clean energy research and innovation over the next five years. The European Commission has now joined this initiative on behalf of the EU, which funds clean energy under the EU research and innovation programme Horizon 2020.
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Date: 02/06/2016 Reference: P-031721/00-21 Location: San Francisco © European Union, 2016 URL