Global Clean Energy Action Forum Coming to Pittsburgh This Fall

by Andrea Stehle


August 5, 2022

The U.S. will host the first ever forum set to feature high-level plenary and topical roundtables with energy and science ministers from 31 countries, CEOs, and experts

This September in Pittsburgh, the U.S. will host the first ever Global Clean Energy Action Forum (GCEAF). A joint convening of the 13th Clean Energy Ministerial and 7th Mission Innovation ministerial — along with partners in the private sector, academia, innovators, civil society, youth, and communities everywhere. The three-day event will feature a high-level plenary, topical roundtables with energy and science ministers from 31 countries, CEOs and experts, side events, technology demonstrations, and other activities.

The forum will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center September 21st-23rd. According to, the venue itself, Pittsburgh, is significant. As Secretary Granholm put it, the Steel City of Pittsburgh is “a town that exemplifies how a legacy energy and industrial-dependent economy can be transformed into a technology and innovation powerhouse.”

The global clean energy transition is aiming to bring “enormous opportunities and benefits” to our communities, workers, and industry. The many varieties of clean energy will be discussed as well as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is partnering with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to host the 2022 GCEAF. CMU will bring together a local host committee to ensure voices and perspectives from across our community – including industry, government, labor, non-profit organizations, and philanthropy – are part of the planning process. The host committee co-chairs include: 

The Honorable Rich Fitzgerald
Allegheny County Executive

The Honorable Ed Gainey
Mayor, City of Pittsburgh

Farnam Jahanian
President, Carnegie Mellon University

Stefani Pashman
CEO, Allegheny Conference on Community Development

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Andrea Stehle is a regular contributor to The Green Voice