The goal of Task 12 is to facilitate a common understanding of Environment Health and Safety (EH&S) issues among the various country-members and disseminate the Task-group's knowledge and understanding to the stakeholders and to the energy- and environmental policy decision makers.
The overall objectives of Task 12 are to:
The first objective of this Task can be served with life cycle analysis (LCA) that describes energy, material and emission flows in all the stages of the life of PV. The second objective will be addressed with assisting the collective action of PV companies on defining material availability and product recycling issues and on communicating “lessons learned” from incidents or potential incidents in PV production facilities. The third objective (i.e., dissemination) will be accomplished by presentations to broad audiences, producing simple fact sheets documented by comprehensive reports, and engaging industry associations and the media in the dissemination of the information.
This Task 12 aims at fostering international collaboration in the areas of safety and sustainability which are crucial for allowing PV to grow to levels enabling a major contribution in the needs of the member countries and the world. They are both technical and perception issues that need be addressed.
This subTask addresses the following objectives:
This subTask aims the next targets:
The main objectives within this subTask are: