ISA 102 Member: Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda became the 102nd member of the ISA.
Abhinaya M

Updated: Jan 07, 2022 05:44:18 pm

07 January 2022 Current Affairs:Antigua and Barbuda became the 102nd member of the ISA.

Highlights:
  • Antigua and Barbuda became the 102nd member of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) after joining the International Solar Alliance Framework Agreement, a worldwide green energy effort sponsored by India. 
  • In the presence of Indian High Commissioner Dr. K. J. Srinivasa, Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda signed a framework agreement to stimulate global energy transformation through a solar-led approach.
  • In 2015, India and France together created the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to promote solar energy at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-21) in Paris, France.
  • Antigua and Barbuda's capital is Saint John's, its currency is the East Caribbean Dollar, and its prime minister is Gaston Browne.
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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French Prime Minister Francois Hollande jointly introduced the ISA at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) on November 30, 2015. 
  • Ban Ki-Moon, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, was also present.
  • According to the High Commission statement, the Paris Declaration creating the ISA notes that the countries have a collective aim to conduct innovative and concentrated efforts to reduce the cost of capital and cost of products for immediate deployment of solar production assets.
  • Mobilizing USD 1 trillion in solar investments by 2030 would pave the path for future solar generation, storage, and good technology for each prospective member country's particular needs.
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