Spain joins the global Mission Innovation 2.0 initiative

News - 2022.9.22

Spain joins the global Mission Innovation 2.0 initiative with the aim of strengthening its international alliances and moving towards the decarbonisation of the economy to improve sustainability.

The Ministry of Science and Innovation will lead Spain's participation in this initiative, and will coordinate with other government ministries and institutions - such as the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, which is responsible for energy policy in Spain.

The Minister for Science and Innovation pointed out that some climate challenges can only be tackled effectively and accelerated through international cooperation, which is why Mission Innovation plays a fundamental role in coordinating Spain's work with that of other countries, and in advancing the energy transition.

"We are confident that our country's contribution to this initiative will be extensive, because we are one of the leading countries when it comes to innovation in renewable energies, and we are fully committed to ecological and energy transition", she stressed.

Mission Innovation, an initiative to boost clean energy

Mission Innovation is a global initiative, involving 23 countries around the world together with the European Commission, which aims to catalyse action and investment in research, development and demonstration to make clean energy affordable, attractive and accessible to all within this decade. These actions will accelerate progress towards the Paris Agreement goals and the path to climate neutrality by 2050.

By participating in Mission Innovation 2.0, Spain will be able to share knowledge with other members by collaborating in areas where it is active along the entire value chain - and therefore accelerate climate and energy transition in a more cost-effective way, which would not be possible without the synergies offered by international cooperation.

In particular, Spain has endorsed the joint statement issued at the May 2021 Ministerial Conference on the launch of Mission Innovation 2.0, which further solidifies the commitments of its members under the Paris Agreement. Initially, Spain will participate in the Green Powered Future and Clean Hydrogen Missions.

Spain's inclusion in Mission Innovation was announced at the Global Clean Energy Action Forum, which was held in Pittsburgh from 21-23 September 2022. This event, which is a joint convening of the 13th Clean Energy Ministerial and the 7th Mission Innovation, was attended by the Secretary General for Innovation, Teresa Riesgo.

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