Call for Support 📢 Campaign to Triple Global RE Capacity by 2030


Dear members,

The Global Solar Council, with SolarPower Europe as a founding member and current chair, invites organisations within the global solar industry to join our campaign. We’re calling  for a tripling of global renewable energy capacity to at least 11,000 GW by 2030. This campaign is a key part of the Global Renewables Alliance’s advocacy initiatives on the road to COP28, of which the Global Solar Council is a founding member.

Learn more about the campaign and sign the letter

Our campaign comes at a pivotal moment, with the upcoming COP28 climate conference and the Global Stocktake outcomes. The world is grappling with its hottest year yet and extreme weather events. Against this backdrop, we are aiming to unite global stakeholders to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy and recalibrate our energy systems during this crucial decade.

So far, there are over 100 organisations and companies supporting the open letter, but we are aiming to get at least 1,000 supporters by the launch date!

The deadline for logo submission is 8th September so your prompt action is appreciated. The public launch of the letter will be mid September during the week of the UN General Assembly and New York Climate Week. If you are planning to attend New York Climate Week, please contact the Global Solar Council’s Communications Manager Alyssa Pek (alyssa.pek@globalsolarcouncil.org) for further details about attending this event.

Joining Forces:

The Global Renewables Alliance, a coalition of renewable energy associations of which the Global Solar Council is a founding member, is aligning with esteemed entities including the COP28 Presidency, IRENA, the EU Commission, as well as influential policymakers and industry leaders. Together, we are urging world leaders and Parties to the Paris Agreement to commit to tripling renewable energy capacity to a minimum of 11,000 GW by 2030 at the COP28 event later this year. That means accelerating build-out of wind power, solar power, hydropower and geothermal power to reach at least 1,500 GW of additional annual installations in 2030. These targets were defined with SolarPower Europe’s input on solar installation projections. We firmly believe that this ambitious stride in renewable energy growth will be a powerful step towards securing a sustainable future for all.

Rationale behind the 2030 goal:

Setting a global target for 2030 serves as a resounding signal to governments, industries, investors, and civil society about the imperative of rapid and substantial renewable deployment to limit global to 1.5°C, as stated in the Paris Agreement..This objective builds upon the recognition, established at COP27 last year, of the urgency to transform energy systems swiftly in this decade of decisive action.

The unprecedented challenge:

The United Nations’ assessment underscores that no nation is currently on track to achieve the 1.5°C goal. Fossil fuels still contribute over 60% of global electricity generation, with power sector emissions hitting record highs. We must accelerate the adoption of wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal, and other renewable sources, while paving the way for breakthrough technologies such as green hydrogen and long-duration energy storage. These advancements will form the bedrock of resilient economies and a net-zero energy landscape.

Our shared strategy:

We are in the process of preparing an open letter to world leaders and Parties to the Paris Agreement. This letter will be published during the UN General Assembly and New York Climate Week in September 2023. The letter will be launched both digitally and through a physical event in New York City. It will be complemented by a comprehensive communications campaign and toolkit for supporters. The letter, translated into multiple languages, will feature the logos of endorsing organisations beneath the “Signatories” section.

Thank you for your support, and if you have any further questions on the letter or the COP28 campaign, please contact the Global Solar Council’s Communications Manager Alyssa Pek (alyssa.pek@globalsolarcouncil.org)

Kind regards,
SolarPower Europe Team

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Market Segment
System Size
Total Capacity
Residential
0 - 30 kWp
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Commercial and Industrial (C&I) - SSEG
30kWp - 1MWp
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C&I Large Scale and utility scale
1MWP - 50MWp
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Utility Scale
> 50MWp
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TOTAL
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