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. 

Global Solar Council Directors and Chief Executive participated in various conferences and side events aiming to discuss the global energy transformation and illustrate the priorities for ensuring the transition to a sustainable energy future. Here are some highlights: 

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Pranav Mehta, Global Solar Council Chair-elect 2019 and National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) Chair - on the right - participating at the international Solar Alliance Founding Ceremony Curtain Raiser event on 13 November.

 IMG_3315.JPG Rodrigo Sauaia, Global Solar Council Co-Chair and Brazilian Photovoltaic Solar Energy Association (ABSOLAR) Chief Executive Officer, Pranav Mehta, Global Solar Council Chair-elect 2019 and NSEFI Chair, Jean Pascal Pham-Ba, Terrawatt Initiative (TWI) Secretary General (left to right). 
 IMG_3352.JPG Pranav Mehta, Global Solar Council Chair-elect 2019 and NSEFI Chair and 
Frank Bainimarama, Fiji's Prime Minister (right to left) at a side event in the Fiji Pavillon.
 38435498361_06ab03fb53_k.jpg Jodie Roussell, Global Solar Council Chief Executive discussing the development of the global solar industry and key channels governments can use in supporting solar markets  globally at the "Strengthening Climate Action through Purposeful Trade Policy - what Role for the G20?" panel on 14 November hosted by the German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. 
 Screen_Shot_2017-12-12_at_11.46.41.png Jodie Roussell, Global Solar Council Chief Executive in a short interview by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) about the key role renewable energy plays to flight climate change and create sustainable new jobs in a future of increased digitisation and automation.