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The Global Solar Council is international non-profit association of the national, regional and international associations in solar energy and the world‘s leading corporations. Founded in 2015, we offer programs in regulatory policy, trade policy, new market opening and jobs & skills training.  We aim to enable solar energy to deliver on the promise of clean & distributed power, economic development and access to opportunity.

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  • Upcoming events

    Trade and Development Symposium

    When: Monday, December 11, 2017 at 09:00 AM through December 13, 2017
    Where: Bolsa de Cereales in Buenos Aires, Argentina

    The biennial Trade and Sustainable Development Symposium organised by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and held alongside the WTO ministerial conference for over a decade, is the leading multi-stakeholder platform for intellectual enquiry and dialogue on sustainable development and the global trade investment system. The event acts as an inclusive platform outside of the WTO negotiating setting for sharing ideas, engaging in dialogue, and influencing trade policy negotiations.

    Anti-Dumping in Solar Markets

    When: Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 02:00 PM

    The objective of the webinar will be to discuss recent trends with regard to anti-dumping and other trade remedy measures in the principal solar markets-such as the US, EU, China and India and how this has been shaping solar-PV supply chains. It will also explore specific options that could be pursued within the trading system to discipline trade remedy measures so as to bring about a degree of certainty and predictability for solar PV manufacturers while also addressing questions on fair competition in solar manufacturing. 

    Key Discussion Points :
    • What are the recent developments with regard to the use of anti-dumping and other trade remedy measures on solar PV products and how have they been shaping solar PV supply-chains?  
    • How can concerns on fair competition in the solar PV industry be reconciled with the need to ensure low equipment prices for the scale-up of solar PV installations?
    • How can the use of trade remedy measures be better disciplined through various measures including reform of trade-rules?
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    2017 Annual General Meeting

    The Global Solar Council held its Annual General Meeting and Board Elections on the 12th of September, 2017 in Las Vegas, with over 75% of member associations & companies in attendance. At the Annual General Meeting & Board Meeting, the Strategic Goals for 2017-2022 were approved including: 1. Growing awareness of solar’s contribution to sustainable employment of the future and access to skills training. 2. Support the creation of strong institutions enabling policy for solar powered economic development  3. Shape new markets for solar and distributed energy solutions 4. Accelerate free & fair international solar trade in goods and services The Election of the 2018-2019 Board of Directors took place, with a international and diverse group of leaders recommitting themselves to the Global Solar Council's mission of enabling solar energy to deliver clean & distributed power, economic development and access to opportunity in support of the Sustainable Development Goals around the world. The Directors serving in 2018-2019 are:
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