mission-innovation

  • It is a global initiative of 23 countries and the European Commission (on behalf of the European Union).  
  • India is a founding member of Mission Innovation and part of the Steering Committee.  
  • It was announced at COP21 of UNFCCC on November 30, 2015, as world leaders came together in Paris to commit to ambitious efforts to combat climate change.  
  • It works to accelerate global clean energy innovation with the objective to make clean energy widely affordable. 
  • It is committed to seeking double public investment in clean energy RD&D and is engaging with the private sector, fostering international collaboration and celebrating innovators. 
  •  So far, 3 ministerial meetings were held with the latest one held at Malmo, Sweden.  
  • It developed an Action Plan in its 2nd ministerial meeting. It sets out 4 objectives to deliver the overall goal. 
  • In the 3rd ministerial meeting, it endorsed a number of key initiatives and activities to deliver the Action Plan through to 2021.  
  • It co-leads innovation challenges on smart grids, off grids and sustainable biofuels.  
  • The other innovation challenges are Carbon Capture, Converting sunlight, clean energy materials and Affordable heating and cooling of buildings.