The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has granted observer status to the International Solar Alliance (ISA). India has described the decision as historic, saying it will help provide a well-defined cooperation between the alliance and the United Nations that will drive global energy growth and development. According to the ISA website, a total of 80 countries have signed and ratified the ISA draft agreement and 101 countries have signed the agreement only.
ISA was conceived as a joint effort by India and France to tackle climate change through solar energy solutions. It was introduced by the leaders of the two countries at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the ‘United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’ (UNFCCC) held in Paris in 2015.
Permanent Representative of India thanks the member countries
India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador TS Tirumurti said in a statement on Thursday that I take this opportunity to thank all the members of the United Nations for adopting the resolution granting observer status to the International Solar Alliance (ISA). Am. I am particularly glad that such a historic decision has been taken by the United Nations General Assembly under your leadership (UNGA President Abdullah Shahid).
Tirumurti said that a historic decision was taken by the United Nations General Assembly today to grant observer status to the International Solar Alliance. Over the past six years, the International Solar Alliance has become an example of positive global climate action through partnerships for global energy growth and development. Thanks to all member states.
He noted that increasing the use and quality of solar energy to meet energy needs in a safe, convenient, affordable, equitable and sustainable manner enhances energy security and sustainable development, and increases access to energy in developing member countries. is improved.
UNGA President congratulated by tweeting
UNGA President Shahid tweeted that congratulations, today, based on the report of the Sixth Committee, the General Assembly adopted Resolution 76/123 and unanimously invited the International Solar Alliance to participate in the General Assembly session and act as an observer. decided to do
Piyush Goyal also tweeted
Meanwhile, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted on Friday that there is a strong acceptance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision on climate action. In just six years, the ISA has been granted observer status by the United Nations General Assembly. A sign of tremendous global support for India’s efforts for a sustainable world.