Co-organized by the Ministry of Energy of Mexico and the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Global Renewable Energy Forum 2009 took place from 7-9 October 2009, in León, Mexico. The Forum, which took as its theme “Scaling up Renewable Energy,” was organized to provide a platform for proactive dialogue to strengthen inter-regional cooperation and encourage innovative multi-stakeholder partnerships aimed at scaling-up renewable energy in Latin America and elsewhere. The event also highlighted the leadership required to promote renewable energy and facilitate the development of supportive policy frameworks aimed at strengthening clean energy initiatives.

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