Paraguay becomes 100th nation to join International Solar Alliance

New Delhi (| The South American nation of Paraguay on Wednesday became the 100th country to join the International Solar Alliance. The MEA spokesperson posted on X: “Paraguay becomes the 100th country to join as full member of the International Solar Alliance.

Paraguay handed over the @isolaralliance Instrument of Ratification, during the meeting of Ambassador Fleming Raul Duarte of Paraguay with Head of Depository, JS (ED & MER) @Abhishekifs in New Delhi today.”

An official statement said: “Launched on 30 November 2015 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of France, Emmanuel Macron during COP21 in Paris, the ISA aims to accelerate the deployment of solar energy globally in support of Climate Action. Headquartered in India, the ISA has now brought together several countries to collectively address barriers related to technology, finance, and capacity in scaling up solar energy.

“India is playing a crucial role in shaping the sustainable energy future by providing renewable energy solutions to the world, especially the Global South. “Under India’s Presidency of the ISA, it has undertaken numerous impactful projects, including solarisation of Malawi’s Parliamentary building, solar-powered healthcare centers in Fiji, solar-powered cold storage facility in Seychelles, and solar PV rooftop systems in Kiribati. The Alliance has also facilitated technical training for experts from member countries to enhance solar energy capabilities.

“India’s leadership of ISA exemplifies its commitment to sustainable energy solutions and environmental stewardship. Through technology transfer, capacity building initiatives, and bilateral agreements within the ISA framework, India continues to promote global adoption of affordable and sustainable solar energy solutions. “The ISA serves as a vital platform for international collaboration, uniting nations in their efforts to combat climate change and transition towards clean energy sources on a global scale,” it said. (UNI)