New Delhi, Jul. 16: International Solar Alliance is effort initiated by India which provides a dedicated platform for cooperation among solar resource-rich countries make a positive contribution to assist and help achieve the common goals of increasing the use of solar energy in meeting energy needs. This alliance is working for safe, convenient, affordable, equitable and sustainable manner.
Now, making another friend and valuable member of ISA, Palau, an archipelago of over 500 islands in Oceania, became the 76th signatory country to join the International Solar Alliance on Tuesday.
On this occasion, Nagaraj Naidu, the Deputy Permanent Representative at India's Mission to the United Nations tweeted, “President of the Republic of Palau H.E. Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr. signed the Framework Agreement of the Int'l Solar Alliance today at @IndiaUNNewYork. #Palau becomes the 76th signatory country. Indian Embassy, Manila is working towards taking India-Palau ties to new heights”.
The International Solar Alliance is a group of 121 solar resource-rich countries with headquarters in Gurugram, India. The organization aims to deploy over 1,000 gigawatts of solar energy and mobilize more than USD 1,000 billion into solar power by 2030, according to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Reiterating the same, India's Permanent Representative to the UN, Syed Akbaruddin tweeted, "Thanks Prez @TommyRemengesau for signing @IndiaUNNewYork the Framework Agreement Document of the International Solar Alliance today, thus making Palau the 76th member of this growing family.
On this occasion, Syed Akbaruddin said, "International Solar Alliance is growing".
Last year in November, the Centre gave ex-post facto approval for moving a resolution in the first assembly of the International Solar Alliance for amending its Framework Agreement to enable membership for all member countries of the UN. The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Inclusion of the UN members to the Alliance will put solar energy in global agenda with the universal appeal for developing and deploying solar energy, as per the government press release.