The International Solar Alliance (ISA) has been granted Observer Status by the United Nations General Assembly, a historic move that India says will assist provide for well-defined cooperation between the Alliance and the UN that will benefit global energy growth and development.
ISA was conceived as a collaborative effort by India and France to mobilize efforts against climate change through the deployment of solar energy solutions. It was delivered by the leaders of the two countries during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC21st)‘s Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris in 2015.
“I rise to speak on behalf of India and France.” I’d want to take this opportunity to congratulate the entire UN membership for voting in favor of the resolution granting the International Solar Alliance Observer Status (ISA). “I am extremely pleased that the UN General Assembly has approved such a historic resolution under your (UNGA President Abdulla Shahid) leadership, under the Presidency of Hope,” India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador T.S. Tirumurti said in a statement on Thursday.
“Congratulations! “Today, the General Assembly adopted resolution 76/123, based on the Sixth Committee report, and unanimously decided to invite the International Solar Alliance to join in the General Assembly’s sessions and operate as an ‘Observer,'” UNGA President Shahid tweeted.
“The UN General Assembly unanimously granted the International Solar Alliance observer status.” “Thank you to all member nations for your support of this vital initiative,” India’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations tweeted.
In just six years, the ISA has demonstrated how beneficial global climate action can be advanced through collaboration. Mr. Tirumurti stated that ISA provides a dedicated platform for cooperation among governments, international organizations, industry, and other stakeholders in order to achieve a common goal.
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“Increasing the use and quality of solar energy to meet energy needs in a safe, convenient, cheap, egalitarian, and sustainable manner increases energy security and sustainable development, as well as improving access to energy in developing member countries,” he said.
The granting of ISA Observer Status in the General Assembly will help to ensure regular and well-defined interaction between the Alliance and the UN, which would enhance global energy growth and development.
Mr. Tirumurti expressed gratitude to all member states, including co-signatories and co-sponsors, for this historic occasion.
Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal tweeted on Friday, “Resounding acknowledgment of PM Narendra Modi Ji’s vision on climate action.” Solar Alliance has been granted Observer Status by the United Nations General Assembly after just six years. An indication of the world’s overwhelming support for India’s efforts to create a more sustainable world.”
As per the ISA website, 80 nations have signed and ratified the ISA Framework Agreement, while 101 countries have only signed it.