Global Solar Council (GSC)


Name of initiative Global Solar Council (GSC)
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Starting year 2015
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Secretariat Felicia Mester, Global Solar Council, e-mail:
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Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation Global Solar Council (GSC)
Type of lead organisation Network/Consortium/Partnership
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United States of America


Description GSC is a CEO-level industry coalition, founded at COP21 by 17 international companies representing the whole value chain of solar PV. GSC engages with policymakers to promote the use of solar energy and to emphasise the importance of a supportive policy and trade environment.
Objectives Its mission is to encourage the rapid and wide-scale adoption of solar energy through cooperation, education and training. Solar PV and other solar technologies have the potential to protect the climate, secure energy supply and create wealth, jobs and other economic opportunities.
Activities The council will meet regularly to advance this important global industry.

Inform key politicians and opinion leaders on the economic, social, and environmental benefits of solar energy and the importance of continuing its expansion.

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Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Political dialogue, Capacity building, Technical dialogue
Activity of initiative Advocacy, Training and education, Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Policy planning and recommendations, Awareness raising and outreach
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Participants Number Names
Members 18  
Companies 0
Business organisations 18 Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (Singapore),  Asociacion Mexicana de Energia Solar Fotovoltaica A.C. - ASOLMEX (Mexico),  Associação Brasileira de Energia Solar Fotovoltaica - ABSOLAR (Brazil),  Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft (Germany),  China Photovoltaic Industry Association (China),  Camera Argentina de Energias Renovables (Argentina),  Green Energy Association of Israel (Israel),  International Solar Energy Society - ISES (Germany),  Italia Solare (Italy),  JAPAN PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY ASSOCIATION - JPEA (Japan),  Malaysian Photovoltaic Industry Association

MPIA (Malaysia),  National Solar Energy Federation of India (India),  PV CYCLE (Belgium),  Sapvia South African PV Industry Association - SAPVIA (South Africa),  Smart Energy Council (Australia),  Syndicat des Energies Renouvelables (France),  SolarPower Europe (Belgium),  Taiwan PV Industry Association (China),  Union Espanola Fotovoltaica (Spain)

Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
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Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 31 July 2020 11:06:28

Not only have national states as participators