The Global Solar Council (GSC) has been established in during COP21 in Paris in 2015, with the objective to promote the rapid adoption of solar energy globally, through market development, partnerships and education. Since then, the GSC has grown a strong presence in the Climate Policy space, and in 2020 became an member of the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action (MPGCA) within the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
GSC aims to bring clear policy statements to Government stakeholders and maximize engagement and communication opportunities to show the potential of Solar PV and industry members.
Especially the Energy transition is critical to deliver against the target of Net-Zero Emissions by 2050, and the GSC is actively contributing to the Energy Track within the Marrakech Partnership, together with IRENA, IEA, ICC, ICLEI, C40, SIWI, REN21, WBCSD, WMB.
What is COP and the Marrakech Partnership?
The Convention of Parties (COP) functions as the most critical and supreme decision-making body on Climate Change on an international level. Following the 1992 Rio Convention meeting, heads of states, policy makers and civil society stakeholders come together to discuss the political commitment, legal obligations and financial needs to address climate change on a global and regional level. The Paris Agreement marks a unique global framework, with the global ambition to limit global warming to 1.5 degree warming.
The Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action is an active process and platform with the objective to enable collaboration between governments and cities, regions, businesses, and investors to accelerate climate action.