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Spain Becomes 99th Member of International Solar Alliance

Spain has officially become the 99th member of the International Solar Alliance (ISA). The Instrument of Ratification was handed over by Spain’s Ambassador to India, José María Ridao Domínguez, to Abhishek Singh, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), during a meeting in New Delhi. MEA spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal confirmed the development in a post on X.

ISA’s Objectives and Formation

The ISA, launched by India and France during COP21 in Paris, aims to implement the Paris Climate Agreement through extensive deployment of solar energy. It serves as a collaborative platform for member countries to increase the use of solar energy technologies, enhance energy access, ensure energy security, and drive the global energy transition.

Membership and Recent Additions

As of now, 116 countries are signatories to the ISA Framework Agreement, with 94 having completed the ratification process. Spain’s inclusion follows Panama, which ratified the agreement in March, becoming the 97th member.

Recent ISA Assembly

The Sixth Assembly of the ISA was held in New Delhi from October 30 to November 2, 2023, marking another significant event in the organization’s ongoing efforts to promote solar energy globally.

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