Mission Innovation (MI) is a global initiative launched by 20 heads of state in Paris in November 2015. MI’s goal is to accelerate public and private energy innovation to address global energy challenges, make clean energy affordable to consumers, and create jobs and commercial opportunities in the energy sector. Together, the 20 founding partner countries represent 75 percent of the world’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from electricity and over 80 percent of the world’s clean energy research and development (R&D) investment. Over the past year, MI added four new members: the European Union, Finland, the Netherlands, and Austria.
This meeting is part of MI’s Clean Energy Materials Innovation Challenge, which is one of eight Innovation Challenges — technology areas where MI countries believe increased international attention and investments would significantly accelerate the global transition to low-carbon economies.