ETIP Photovoltaics

Nov. 8, 2016

Press release - The European Technology and Innovation Platform Photovoltaics appreciates the ratification of the Paris climate change agreement - 8 November 2016

The  European  Technology  and  Innovation  Platform  Photovoltaics 
appreciates  the  ratification  of  the  Paris  climate  change 

  The Paris agreement on climate change entered into force on last 
Friday, November 4, 2016 
  The first time governments have agreed legally binding limits to 
global temperature rises 
  Solar photovoltaic electricity will play a fundamental role 
The European Technology and Innovation Platform Photovoltaics (ETIP PV)  is happy  to 
see the start of the COP 21 agreement. Under the agreement, governments that have 
ratified  the  accord,  which  includes  the  US,  China,  India  and  the  EU,  now  carry  an 
obligation to hold global warming to no more than 2C above pre-industrial levels.  
Countries  have  put  forward  commitments  on  curbing  carbon  emissions  under  the 
agreement, but a report on Thursday found those pledges would see temperature rises 
significantly  overshoot  the  threshold,  with 3C  of warming.  Environmental  groups  urged 
governments to do even more. 
ETIP PV Chairman Marko Topič: “The European photovoltaic sector with its strong R & D 
capabilities and its strong cel  & module production technology wil  play a major role in 
the coming years.  We believe that the COP 22 (United Nations Framework Convention 
on Climate Change, 22nd Conference of the Parties) meeting in Marrakesch wil  deliver 
result showing the next steps. ETIP PV as a trusted partner of the European Commission 
wil  provide targets and recommendations to support the further development and the 
realisation of COP 21”. consensus-based  strategic  advice  on  al   issues  relevant  to  progressing  research  and 
innovation (R&I) efforts.

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