International Solar Summit: World leaders come together to create a low-carbon economy

WION Web Team
Delhi, India Published: Mar 11, 2018, 04:28 AM(IST)

French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 1st International Solar Alliance Summit Photograph:( ANI )

The first ever International Solar Alliance Summit got underway in Delhi on Sunday morning with foreign dignitaries from 23 nations in attendance. The event is being co-hosted by India and France. 

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While promoting solar energy across the globe -- especially in countries that are part of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) -- as an alternative and sustainable form of energy will be the primary agenda of the summit, Indian dignitaries will turn the spotlight on India's ambitious renewable energy target. 

India aims to achieve 175 gigawatt (GW) clean energy capacities, including 100 GW solar and 60 GW wind power.

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The International Solar Alliance (ISA) has been pushing for the promotion of solar energy in order to create a low-carbon world economy. The event is likely to see the launch of two key initiatives which will help facilitate the acceleration of solar energy deployment in 121 sun-rich countries situated between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.

"Looking forward to co-chairing the Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance with President @EmmanuelMacron on 11th March. The ISA is a unique effort that brings the world together to harness solar energy and create a cleaner as well as greener future," Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted ahead of the summit.

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