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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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    UN Climate Change Conference (COP23)

    The world’s nations have met in Bonn, Germany for the Climate Change Conference held on 6-17 November in Bonn, Germany, presided over by the Government of Fiji. The prevention of dangerous global warming and meeting Paris climate goals were top of the agenda. 
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  • Upcoming events

    Solar Awards: Recognition Ceremony

    When: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 08:00 PM
    Where: Mai Café, Aloft Hotel, ADNEC, Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    This awards ceremony will serve as a platform for the growing scale and significance of the solar industry in the Middle East. Focusing on all areas of the solar industry, the purpose of the awards is to recognise and celebrate good practice, professionalism, quality, safety and innovation, with the aim of being a marker of the brightest and best that Middle East solar industry has to offer.

    The awards selection will be conducted by a panel of 9 judges from around the world. They are industry experts and leaders from the solar, renewable and business worlds. The winners of the Solar Awards will be recognize at this prestigious presentation and gala ceremony at the ADNEC. The event will offer a fantastic setting in which to network with fellow peers from across  the industry.

    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?