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Spain joins global green innovation initiative

European Commission also reaffirms EU’s commitment to Mission Innovation 2.0

Spain has joined Mission Innovation, a global initiative that is investing in R&D to support the development of affordable clean energy.

The Ministry of Science and Innovation announced on 22 September that it will lead on Spain’s participation in the Mission Innovation 2.0 collaboration, which is made up of 23 other countries and the European Commission.

Diana Morant, Spain’s minister of science and innovation, said: “We are convinced that our country’s contribution to this initiative will be important because we are one of the leading countries in innovation in renewable energies, and we are fully committed to the ecological and energy transition.”

Mission Innovation 2.0 will also give Spain an opportunity to network with other members and share knowledge to deliver clean energy solutions by 2030.

The initiative is expected to fast-track the objectives of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Spain has now signed a joint declaration published in May 2021 at a ministerial conference when Mission Innovation 2.0 was launched. Its move was announced at the Global Clean Energy Action Forum taking place in Pittsburgh from 21 to 23 September, where a Mission Innovation ministerial conference is taking place.

The European Commission also reaffirmed its support for the initiative, saying the EU would invest more than €28 billion by 2027 to advance the development and deployment of clean energy technologies, including through the bloc’s research and innovation programme, Horizon Europe.