The Third Assembly of International Solar Alliance (ISA) recently held

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The Third Assembly of International Solar Alliance (ISA) recently held

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In news

  • The Third Assembly of the International Solar Alliance was recently held. 
  • 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.

Key takeaways 

  • 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 (CSCA). 
  • Visvesvaraya award was also conferred. It recognizes the countries with maximum floating solar capacity in each of the four regions of ISA. 
  • The awards went to Japan for the Asia Pacific region and the Netherlands for Europe and Other region.
  • For COVID-19, ISA set up ISA CARES. It is an initiative dedicated to deployment of solar energy in healthcare sector in LDC/SIDS ISA Member countries. 
  • The initiative aims to solarize one primary health sector in each district of the target Member countries.

Important value additions

  • The ISA is an initiative that was launched by the Prime Minister of India and the President of France on 30 November 2015 at Paris, France on the side-lines of the COP-21.
  • Vision: Promotion of solar energy for making solar energy a valuable source of affordable and reliable green and clean energy in member countries
  • ISA Headquarter and interim Secretariat: Gurugram, India

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