Trading Into a Bright Energy Future: The Case for Open, High-Quality Solar Photovoltaic Markets (Paperback)

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Trading Into a Bright Energy Future: The Case for Open, High-Quality Solar Photovoltaic Markets (Paperback)

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Open global trade has been an important factor in the rapid deployment of solar photovoltaic technologies around the world. The need to keep markets open and to develop harmonized product standards across the world is examined in a new joint report by the WTO and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). This study looks at how trade policies can support cost reductions, deployment of components and job creation in the solar photovoltaic sector. Keeping markets open is critically important to ensure that all countries can benefit from solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies, which constitute a pillar of the low-carbon, sustainable energy system needed to help achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and to fulfil the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. This report looks at how further trade opening and development of the solar PV sector can strengthen the critical infrastructure needed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and support efforts to rebuild the world economy. It examines the need for countries to develop a robust quality infrastructure to promote safe trade in solar PV goods and services. The report also looks at the need to strengthen international cooperation, particularly in product standards, and demonstrates how IRENA and the WTO can support efforts to promote a secure and inclusive global solar PV market.
The World Trade Organization (WTO), located in Geneva, deals with the global rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world's trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal of the WTO is to help the producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business as smoothly and freely as possible.
Product Details ISBN: 9789287052766
ISBN-10: 928705276X
Publisher: World Trade Organization
Publication Date: September 28th, 2021
Pages: 40
Language: English