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International Solar Alliance framework signed by 20+ countries

Solar panelsMore than 20 countries, including India, France, and Brazil, signed on a framework agreement that will see the International Solar Alliance become an intergovernmental body under the UN charter.

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The ISA will come into official existence under the UN once 15 countries ratify the agreement or officially join the alliance.

Several countries expressed the desire to join the alliance once their domestic legislative processes are complete.

India, which first floated the idea of such an alliance, stated that once the ratification is complete the true task of the alliance and its members would begin.

The ISA plans to mobilize $1 trillion to set up 1,000 GW of solar capacity across the world to help people gain access to clean and emissions-free electricity.

The ISA was first announced by India and France at COP21 Paris climate change summit.

France committed €300 million for the alliance while India has so far pledged $15 million. Several Indian agencies and companies have announced financial commitments to the Alliance, while India will host its headquarters.

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