Solar can deliver on climate agenda with greater coordination, says Global Solar Council CEO
In an interview with PV Tech Premium to mark the launch today of the COP28 climate change meetings in Dubai, Sonia Dunlop said the gathering was arguably the most important COP round yet for renewables – and by extension solar – with a target of 11TW of renewables capacity by 2030 on the table.
Dunlop said the GSC was going into the COP28 meeting with the mantra “solar can deliver” on expectations, a confidence underpinned by the huge global manufacturing base the solar industry has now developed.
“We want every region of the world to be involved in this and to be operating in one global, free and fair system for delivering PV and getting it up on roofs and into the ground,” Dunlop said.
Asked whether other parts of the world needed to take a similar approach to the US, where the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act has stimulated huge activity in domestic supply chains, Dunlop said greater coordination was required at a global level.
“My initial thinking is what we need is more strategic coordination of industrial strategies all over the world on PV,” she said. “We need to try and bring together all the people who are working on these industrial strategies and make sure that they fit together like jigsaw pieces in a big global puzzle, because that’s how we will succeed; ultimately the climate challenge will succeed together or not at all.”
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