COP26: US joins India-led global solar alliance

What is the News?

The United States of America(USA) has joined the International Solar Alliance (ISA) as a member country.

What is the significance of the US joining ISA?

The US has become the 101st member to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA).

This will motivate many other countries to join. It will also ensure ISA’s financial sustainability and enhance its global climate change role. 

Note: Earlier, the US had also joined the Steering Committee of the GGI-OSOWOG initiative comprising five members – USA, Australia, France, the United Kingdom, and India — and endorsed the ‘One Sun Declaration’ along with 80 countries.

About International Solar Alliance

ISA is an intergovernmental treaty-based international organization. It was jointly launched by India and France on the sidelines of COP 21 in 2015.

Aim: To catalyze global solar growth by helping to reduce the cost of financing and technology for solar.

Read more: All UN members can join International Solar Alliance:MEA


Initiatives by ISA

ISA has so far facilitated the installation of 5 GW worth of solar projects in member countries. 

It has also launched the ‘One Sun One World One Grid’(OSOWOG) initiative.

Source: This post is based on the following articles: 

  • COP26: US joins India-led global solar alliance published in Indian Express on 10th November 2021.
  • The United States of America becomes the 101st member country of the International Solar Alliancepublished in PIB on 10th November 2021.
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