In terms of its Framework Agreement, with ratification by Guinea as the 15th country in November 2017, the International Solar Alliance (ISA) has now become a treaty-based international intergovernmental organization. The International Solar Alliance is India’s global initiative. It aims at increasing solar energy deployment in member countries.
The ISA was jointly launched by the PM Narendra Modi and the president of France in November 2015 in Paris, on the sidelines of COP-21, the UN climate conference. Till date, 46 countries have signed and 19 countries have ratified the framework agreement of the ISA. The ISA interim secretariat has been operational as a de-facto organization since January 2016.
International Solar Alliance (ISA)- now become a treaty-based international intergovernmental organization- aims at increasing solar energy deployment in member countries- signed by 46 Countries & ratified by 19 countries.
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- The ISA, headquartered in India, has its secretariat located in the campus of National Institute of Solar Energy, Gurgaon, Haryana.