India gets re-elected as President of International Solar Alliance
India has been re-elected as the President of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and France as the Co- President for a term of two years.
This was decided during the virtual meeting of third assembly of the International Solar Alliance attended by 34 ISA members today.
Four new Vice-Presidents were also chosen to represent the four regions of ISA.
The assembly also approved the initiatives of the ISA Secretariat in institutionalizing ISA’s engagement with the private and public corporate sector through the Coalition for Sustainable Climate Action.
Speaking in the plenary, President of the ISA assembly and India’s Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister, R.K. Singh appreciated the Alliance Members coming together to work for combating climate change.
He welcomed the seventh initiative on heating and cooling to be introduced for discussion in the Third Assembly.
Mr Singh said solar energy is already contributing around 2.8 percent of global electricity and if trends were to continue, by 2030 solar will become most important source of energy for electricity production in large part of the world.
The President also mentioned about various activities and programmes initiated by ISA since the 2nd Assembly.