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All member states of UN can now join International Solar Alliance-India

All member states of UN can now join International Solar Alliance-India

CONTEXT:

India on Friday said all member states of the United Nations, including those lying beyond the tropics, can now join the International Solar Alliance (ISA) with an amendment to its framework agreement coming into effect recently.

                       International Solar Alliance UPSC IAS 2020 General Knowledge

NEWS IN DETAILS:

Universalisation of the membership: In pursuance of the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for achieving the universalisation of the membership of the International Solar Alliance beyond the tropics.

  • The first general assembly of the ISA, held on October 3, 2018.
  • It adopted the amendment to its framework agreement to expand the scope of membership to all member states of the United Nations.

Ratifications/approvals/acceptances: After the necessary ratifications/approvals/acceptances were obtained from the requisite number of ISA member countries as mandated by the framework agreement.

  • The amendment has entered into force on January 8, 2021, the Ministry of External Affairs.

ISA framework agreement: It allows all the member states of the United Nations to join the grouping, including those lying beyond the tropics.

INTERNATIONAL SOLAR ALLIANCE:

International Solar Alliance: India takes its place in the sun with launch  of solar alliance | India News - Times of India

It was launched jointly by the Indian prime minister and the French president.

COP 21: During the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP21, in Paris.

The Paris Declaration establishes ISA

HQ: Gurugram

Aims: It aims to contribute to the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement through rapid and massive deployment of solar energy.

Objectives: Global deployment of over 1,000GW of solar generation capacity and mobilisation of investment of over US$ 1000 billion into solar energy by 2030.

Collective response: It aims to bring together countries to provide a collective response to the main common obstacles to the massive deployment of solar energy in terms of

  • Technology,
  • Finance and
  • Capacity.

Source: Indian Express