Global Clean Energy Action Forum (CEM13/MI7): CALSTART & Drive to Zero events

Sep 22, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022

As a part of the Global Clean Energy Action Forum (GCEAF), a joint convening of the 13th Clean Energy Ministerial and 7th Mission Innovation’s (CEM13/MI7) Drive to Zero, the government of the Netherlands, and partners will host a series of CEM side events. These events will highlight the importance of zero-emission trucks and buses as tools to address the climate crisis, while examining the barriers and solutions to growing this critical segment quickly, efficiently, and strategically.

Watch a livestream of the GCEAF here

Register for GCEAF today to participate in the following events:

  • Fleets of the Future – How Collaboration Can Support the Electrification of Trucks (Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 1230 -1330 Room 302) Business leaders and experts in commercial fleet electrification will discuss the next steps in the zero-emission transport future. Companies are collaborating, but are calling for support from policymakers and other private sector entities to finance and plan the exponential growth of electrified commercial fleets. The panel will discuss how to shape collaborations to accelerate and help solve the business challenges that arise as freight emissions are reduced. Watch the recording here.
  • Workshop – Zero-Emission Trucks Are Coming – Lets Charge-Up! (UPDATED Friday, September 23, at 1015-1115, Room 309 UPDATED) This interactive workshop will focus on how to accelerate the uptake of zero-emission trucks. Business innovators, policy leaders, commercial fleet electrification experts and other key stakeholders will engage in small-group interactive discussions. They will focus on the nexus between transport and energy. This workshop is all about the “HOW” – aiming to speed up implementation toward the common goal of zero-emission road freight. *Seating is limited – arrive early to secure a spot in this event.
  • (High-level) How to Accelerate the Transition to ZEVs? (Friday, 23 September 0900 – 1000) Top global energy, climate, and transport ministers as well as private sector leaders will discuss the transition toward a zero-emission road transport system. They will identify and review priority actions to accelerate charging infrastructure and ensure sustainable business models that support the zero-emission vehicle segment at a greater scale and speed. The scope of this session is both passenger cars and medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.
  • Accelerating Zero-Emission Vehicle Transitions: California-India Policy Cooperation (Friday, 23 September 1130-1230, Room 410) Global clean transportation leaders California and India will discuss potential policy collaboration and coordination that could accelerate the zero-emission truck and bus segment globally. CESL, India’s Ministry of Power and the University of California, Davis, a leading transportation innovation institution will examine the opportunities of a synergistic partnership between these two global transportation innovators.
  • CALSTART’s Zero-Emission Truck (ZET) Global Expo (Thursday/Friday 22-23 September all day) will put more than a dozen zero-emission heavy-duty tractors, delivery vans, step vans, box trucks and other zero-emission trucks on display outside the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Manufacturers featured in the showcase will include Lighting eMotors, Nikola, Rivian/Amazon, Xos, Volvo, Lion, Ford, Workhorse, Hyzon, Peterbilt, International, and more. CEM participants and the public are invited to get an “up close” look at the vehicles on Fort Duquesne Blvd outside of the convention center.  

To attend these events, register for the Global Clean Energy Action Forum (CEM13).

About the CEM13 Global Clean Energy Action Forum

The annual Clean Energy Ministerial brings together the world’s largest and leading countries, companies, and international experts with the goal of accelerating clean energy transitions. Public and private sector innovators share best practices and promote policies and programs to catalyze the transition to a global clean energy economy and address the climate crisis. CEM members emit roughly 75% of global greenhouse gas emissions and are responsible for 90% of global clean energy investments.