With India and France co-hosting the first International Solar Alliance(ISA) Summit here tomorrow to promote solar energy, UN Environment chief Erik Solheim has termed the ISA a “big step” towards greater global energy security and a “milestone” in the fight against climate change and pollution.
Solheim will take part in the ISA summit tomorrow, which will be attended by heads of state from 23 nations, including France, Australia and Sri Lanka.
ISA is a treaty-based international body for promotion of solar energy in alliance with 121 countries, which are fully or partially between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
“International Solar Alliance is a milestone in the fight against climate change and pollution. I congratulate the governments of France and India for taking us this far. There is no contradiction between lifting people out of poverty and, addressing pollution and climate change. Solar energy can help us do all,” Solheim, the Executive Director of UN Environment told PTI. Read More…