India hails Singapore's ratification of its solar alliance
Indian Minister S. Jaishankar hailed Singapore's ratification of the International Solar Alliance as a "big step". He announced that Singapore has ratified the International Solar Alliance, signifying the decision to join collective efforts on climate action.
"Singapore has ratified the International Solar Alliance. This is a big step because when a country like Singapore which is so active and motivational for many joins ISA fully, this is something very important," the Minister said.
Speaking at the G20 Development Ministers' Meeting in Varanasi on June 12, Jaishankar said that it is a big step because when a country like Singapore which is so active and motivational for many, joins ISA fully.
The International Solar Alliance (ISA), also called the International Agency for Solar Policy and Application is a group of 106 signatory countries (86 of which are members), the majority of which are sunshine countries that lie entirely or partially between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
The alliance's main goal is to promote efficient solar energy use in order to lessen reliance on fossil fuels. This program was first presented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who co-launched it with French President Emmanuel Macron at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.
International Solar Alliance is also the treaty-based agency responsible for implementing One Sun One World One Grid (OSOWOG), which aims to transfer solar power-generated energy to other areas and meet electricity demands.