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Palau Becomes 76 Country to Join International Solar Alliance

Power News - Published on Fri, 19 Jul 2019

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Palau, an archipelago of over 500 islands in Oceania, on Tuesday became the 76th signatory country to join the International Solar Alliance. Mr Nagaraj Naidu, the Deputy Permanent Representative at India's Mission to the United Nations, wrote on Twitter that "President of the Republic of Palau H.E. Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr. signed the Framework Agreement of the Int'l Solar Alliance today at @IndiaUNNewYork. #Palau becomes the 76th signatory country. Indian Embassy, Manila is working towards taking India-Palau ties to new heights.”

Countries which have signed the agreement until now include India, France, Australia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Japan, amongst others. The agreement was opened for signature during the COP22 at Marrakech on November 15, 2016.

The International Solar Alliance is a group of 121 solar resource-rich countries with headquarters in Gurugram, India. The organisation aims to deploy over 1,000 gigawatts of solar energy and mobilise more than USD 1,000 billion into solar power by 2030, according to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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Posted By : Sanju Moirangthem on Fri, 19 Jul 2019
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