International Solar Alliance Update: The US to Join the Initiative Introduced By India And France



International Solar Alliance Update: The US to Join the Initiative Introduced By India And France

The ISA, founded in 2015 by India and France, is an alliance of 124 nations, the majority of which are sunshine countries that lie entirely or partially between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.

Fremont, CA: The United States will join the International Solar Alliance, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi conceptualized. It would be a huge victory for India's worldwide efforts to mitigate climate change.

The ISA, founded in 2015 by India and France, is an alliance of 124 nations, the majority of which are sunshine countries that lie entirely or partially between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.

R.K. Singh, India's Minister of Power, New and Renewable Energy, had encouraged the U.S. to join the ISA earlier in the day. The news follows the joint inauguration of the Climate Action and Finance Mobilization Dialogue by Indian Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav and U.S. President Joe Biden's Special Climate Envoy John Kerry earlier in the day.

A bilateral meeting preceded the launch. The two sides addressed various climate topics, including COP26, climate ambition, climate financing, and global climate initiatives like the International Solar Alliance and the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate.

The CAFMD is among two tracks of the India-US Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 collaboration, which Modi and U.S. President Joe Biden announced at the Leaders' Summit on Climate in April 2021.

Kerry praised Modi for establishing an ambitious goal of 450 GW of renewable energy by 2030 and commended India for having already achieved 100 GW at the unveiling at a public event at the Ministry.

He also praised India's leading role in demonstrating how economic development and clean energy can coexist and emphasized the importance of immediate global climate action.

In his remarks, Yadav stated that the dialogue would strengthen India-US bilateral cooperation on weather and climate and show how the world can align swift climate action with inclusive and resilient economic development while taking national circumstances and sustainable development priorities into account.

Germany ratified the ISA two days ago, and its membership is anticipated to aid India's 'One Sun, One World, One Grid' strategy.