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CEM’s Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative (IDDI)

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

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) coordinated by UNIDO (United Nations Development Industrial organisation).

  • It was launched in the ongoing 12th CEM (CEM12) Meeting, which is virtually hosted by Chile.

About 12th CEM Meeting:

  • The objective is to infuse green technologies and stimulate demand for low-carbon industrial materials.
  • India is committed to cut emissions intensity per unit of GDP by 33 to 35% by 2030 (stated in Nationally Determined Contributions).
  • The commitment hinges on effective deployment of low carbon technologies in Energy Intensive Sectors like Iron & Steel, Cement, and Petrochemicals.
  • Government policies have resulted in substantial savings in energy at the demand side such as AgDSM (Agriculture Demand Side Management program), MuDSM (Municipal Demand Side Management), etc.

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.
  • The Framework for the Clean Energy Ministerial, adopted at the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial in 2016, defines the CEM governance structure and outlines the mission statement, objectives, membership, and guiding principles.