Botswana Becomes Member of International Solar Alliance

On the occasion, IIPA also inked the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the ISA for capacity-building of its member countries in the area of climate change adaptation and mitigation under ITEC-programme of Ministry of External Affairs.

Botswana Becomes Member of isa

South African country Botswana has become the member of the India-headquartered International Solar Alliance (ISA) after signing the ISA framework agreement on Monday.

This pact was inked during the 24th SUN Meet – i-SUN CaP (International capacity Augmentation Programmes for the “Sunshine Countries of ISA”.

During the event, M Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India, along with R. K. Singh, Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy (IC) and Skill & Entrepreneurship, and ambassadors and representatives from over 50 member countries of ISA were present.

The event was organized by Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) in New Delhi, India.

On the occasion, IIPA also inked the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the ISA for capacity-building of its member countries in the area of climate change adaptation and mitigation under ITEC-programme of Ministry of External Affairs.

Speaking at the inauguration of the SUN Meet, Vice president, M Venkaiah Naidu called upon policymakers and experts of renewable energy sector to take necessary steps to tap the vast potential of solar energy across the world. He also stressed upon the need to make solar energy more affordable for all.

Naidu further urged all the member countries of ISA to develop solar resources and related technology so that their reliance on fossil resources will be reduced.

Moreover, he expressed his desire to see every house, institution and organization to have their own solar panels on their rooftops in order to meet their energy demands and vastly reduce carbon footprint.

“All nations must harness renewable resources to overcome the challenges posed by global-warming, climate change and pollution generated from conventional energy sources,” he added.

Vice President further added that the solar alliance would play an important role in realizing his dream of “Climate action: Time to Act Now”.

Manu Tayal

Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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