Mission Innovation

General

Name of initiative Mission Innovation
LPAA initiative Yes
NAZCA Initiative Yes
Website address http://mission-innovation.net/
Related initiatives
Starting year 2015
End year
Secretariat Head of Secretariat, Jennie Dodson: Jennie.Dodson@beis.gov.uk

The Mission Innovation (MI) Secretariat provides a stable, long-term resource to drive forward MI activities and achieve the vision and impact described in the Enabling Framework and the Action Plan through the use of collaborative, transparent and creative approaches. All Secretariat functions and tasks are delivered in close consultation and through recommendations from the MI Steering Committee. Activities include: • Supporting the MI Steering Committee (MISC), members and the MI Sub-Groups with the advice, evidence and structures to work effectively together to deliver tangible outcomes. • Delivering the tools that enable the whole initiative to maximise the impacts of its activities including through communications, knowledge brokering and building coalitions. • Tracking progress towards the delivery of the Action Plan, developing new initiatives that raise ambition, and generating excitement around emerging innovations.

Organisational structure High-level leadership is provided by MI members’ Ministers with responsibility for clean energy innovation. The MI Steering Committee, comprised of member representatives, provides strategic guidance to foster implementation of MI’s Enabling Framework. Core administrative functions are carried out by the MI Secretariat, supporting the Steering Committee.

Three MI Sub-Groups carry out specific tasks: • Analysis and Joint Research: Mobilizes the collective knowledge, capabilities and resources of members to maximize impact across eight technology areas, known as Innovation Challenges, which MI members have identified as critical to address climate change. • Business and Investor Engagement: Assists MI members in identifying opportunities and engaging the private sector. • Ministerial Planning Team: Provides strategic and diplomatic oversight for the annual MI Ministerial.

Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation The MI Steering Committee is currently lead by the United Kingdom
Type of lead organisation Other intergovernmental organization
Location/Nationality of lead organisation

Description

Description Mission Innovation (MI) is a global initiative of 24 countries and the European Commission (on behalf of the European Union) working to reinvigorate and accelerate global clean energy innovation with the objective to make clean energy widely affordable. MI was announced at COP21 on November 30, 2015, as world leaders came together in Paris to commit to ambitious efforts to combat climate change.

At the launch, members committed to: • Seek to double their governmental and/or state-directed clean energy clean energy research, development and demonstration (RD&D) investments over five years. • Work closely with the private sector as it increases its investment in the earlier-stage clean energy companies that emerge from government programs. • Build and improve technology innovation roadmaps and other tools to help in our innovation efforts, to understand where RD&D is already happening, and to identify gaps and opportunities for new kinds of innovation. • Provide, on an annual basis, transparent, easily-accessible information on their respective clean energy RD&D efforts.

Each Member independently determines the best use of its own clean energy research and development funding and defines its own path to reach the doubling goal according to its own priorities, policies, processes, and laws; as well as the extent to which it participates in any international collaborations.

At the fifth MI Ministerial meeting, on Wednesday, 23 September 2020, MI members unanimously agreed to work together on the development of an ambitious second phase of MI.

Objectives In support of economic growth, energy access and security, and an urgent and lasting global response to climate change, our mission is to accelerate the pace of clean energy innovation to achieve performance breakthroughs and cost reductions to provide widely affordable and reliable clean energy solutions that will revolutionize energy systems throughout the world over the next two decades and beyond.

To reach its objectives, MI has developed an Action Plan, setting out four goals: • A substantial boost in public-sector investment in clean energy RD&D at the national level of MI members. • Increased private sector engagement and investment in energy innovation, particularly in key Innovation Challenges. • Many new or strengthened voluntary cross-border networks and partnerships on energy innovation, greater engagement from innovators, and accelerated progress in addressing specific Innovation Challenges. • Greater awareness amongst MI members and the wider clean energy community of the transformational potential of energy innovation, the progress being made, and the remaining critical clean energy innovation gaps and opportunities.

The next phase of MI will build on successes and shift focus toward outcomes that will further accelerate the pace of innovation, and thereby facilitate countries’ clean energy transitions by advancing the solutions and technologies needed to support national goals.

MI will take a mission-oriented approach, identifying key innovation barriers and decarbonisation pathways in sectors where accelerated effort is most needed, and where commitments from governments and the private sector can send a strong signal to the market and innovators, thereby stimulating action, faster.

MI will build new public-private innovation alliances, called Missions, around ambitious and inspirational goals and backed by voluntary commitments that can lead to tipping points in the cost and scale of clean energy solutions.

MI members will also develop an enhanced Innovation Platform to strengthen the global clean energy innovation ecosystem and to accelerate collaboration and learning.

Further details about MI’s next phase and its membership will be announced at MI-6 in Chile in 2021.

Activities Country highlights: http://mission-innovation.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/3.-MI-Country-Highlights-2020.pdf

MI member narratives: http://mission-innovation.net/our-members/

One or two success stories achieved Since the launch of MI at COP21 in 2015, MI members have successfully stimulated innovation in clean energy by increasing public investments in research, development and demonstration, and by strengthening global collaboration around shared clean energy innovation interests.

• Reporting MI members (18 MI members reported in year 4) have increased annual public investment in clean energy innovation by $4.9 billion USD, a 60% increase since 2015, and have invested $1.4 billion USD in 70 new international collaborations.

Monitoring and Impacts

Sustainable Development Impact:
E SDG goals icons-individual-rgb-07.png  
Function of initiative Technical dialogue, Political dialogue
Activity of initiative Knowledge production and innovation, Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Awareness raising and outreach
Indicators
Goals • A substantial boost in public-sector investment in clean energy RD&D at the national level of MI members.

• Increased private sector engagement and investment in energy innovation, particularly in key Innovation Challenges. • Many new or strengthened voluntary cross-border networks and partnerships on energy innovation, greater engagement from innovators, and accelerated progress in addressing specific Innovation Challenges. • Greater awareness amongst MI members and the wider clean energy community of the transformational potential of energy innovation, the progress being made, and the remaining critical clean energy innovation gaps and opportunities.

Comments on indicators and goals The "Tracking Progress" work stream of Mission is led by the MI Secretariat with the aim of assessing progress towards achieving the goals set out in the MI Action Plan and the Delivering the Action Plan 2018-2020 document. This work consists of a number of different activities, which see the collaboration of different partners and MI members:

• Tracking the impact of MI towards achieving goals set out in the MI Action Plan • Enhancing existing data collection of member spending on clean energy RD&D (lead: International Energy Agency) • Tracking private-sector investments (lead: European Commission's Joint Research Centre) • Tracking overall progress to accelerate clean energy innovation

How will goals be achieved
Have you changed or strenghtened your goals At the fifth MI Ministerial, Ministers agreed to work together on the development of an even more ambitious second phase of MI, with a mission-oriented approach and strengthened innovation platform to accelerate clean energy innovation. More details will be released at the sixth MI Ministerial in 2021 (hosted by Chile)."At the fifth MI Ministerial, Ministers agreed to work together on the development of an even more ambitious second phase of MI, with a mission-oriented approach and strengthened innovation platform to accelerate clean energy innovation. More details will be released at the sixth MI Ministerial in 2021 (hosted by Chile)." cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
Progress towards the goals Every year the MI Secretariat asks members to report on their clean energy activities and investments against their Mission Innovation baseline. Investments by reporting members against their MI baselines have increased by USD 1 billion in the first year, by over USD 3 billion in the second year of MI, approximately USD 4.8 billion in the third year, and about USD $4.9 billion in the fourth year. The fourth-year increase corresponds to a 60% increase in investment above the baselines of those MI members that reported.

The latest reporting by members is available in the 2020 Country Highlights report: http://mission-innovation.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/3.-MI-Country-Highlights-2020.pdf

An overview of MI’s impact to date is available in The Story So far: 2020 Impact Report: http://mission-innovation.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/1.-MI-Impact-Review-2020.pdf

How are you tracking progress of your initiative Progress towards achieving the goals set out in the MI Action Plan is tracked through an annual survey circulated among MI members. The information included in these surveys is then analysed and used to draft the "MI Impact Review" report: http://mission-innovation.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/1.-MI-Impact-Review-2020.pdf
Available reporting Mission Innovation: The Story so Far Impact Report:

http://mission-innovation.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/1.-MI-Impact-Review-2020.pdf

Participants

Participants Number Names
Members 25  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 25 Australia,  Austria,  Brazil,  Canada,  Chile,  China,  Denmark,  EU,  Finland,  France,  Germany,  India,  Indonesia,  Italy,  Japan,  Republic of Korea,  Mexico,  Morocco,  Netherlands,  Norway,  Saudi Arabia,  Sweden,  United Arab Emirates,  United Kingdom,  USA
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 6 Breakthrough Energy Coalition; Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy; International Energy Agency; International Renewable Energy Agency; World Bank Group; World Economic Forum
Number of members in the years
2019
25
Have only national states as participators No


Theme

Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 20 October 2020 17:42:42

Not only have national states as participators