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US joins International Solar Alliance as 101st member

'Wonderful news', says PM Modi.

Indian PM Narendra Modi had launched this alliance alongwith French President F Hollande at COP-21 in 2015

Glasgow/New Delhi, Nov 10 (UNI) The US on Wednesday became the 101st member country of the International Solar Alliance, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing delight at the development and saying that this would further strengthen the shared global quest of harnessing solar energy for a sustainable planet.;

John Kerry, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, announced at the UNFCCC COP26 that the USA has joined the International Solar Alliance (ISA) as a member country.
Prime Minister Modi in a tweet said: “Wonderful news @ClimateEnvoy! I thank
@POTUS and wholeheartedly welcome the USA to the @isolaralliance.
“This will further strengthen the Alliance in our shared quest of harnessing solar energy for a sustainable planet,” he posted.
Kerry, in a tweet said, “Accelerating solar energy deployment globally is critical to keeping a limit of 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming within reach. The U.S. is pleased to join the @isolaralliance at #COP26. Thank you, Prime Minister @narendramodi and @byadavbjp
for championing this important endeavor.”
The Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi in a tweet said:
“More power to solar!
“A very warm welcome to USA as it joins the International Solar Alliance at #COP26 today.
“With this, USA becomes the 101st country to sign the framework agreement of the @isolaralliance.”
Signing the framework agreement, Kerry, said, “It has long been coming, and we are happy to join the International Solar Alliance, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the lead in making. We worked out the details and this is a process we are pleased to be a part of. This will be an important contribution to more rapid deployment of solar globally. It will be particularly important for developing countries.”
Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Bhupender Yadav said, “We welcome the United States of America as the 101st member of the ISA. This move will strengthen the ISA and propel future action on providing a clean source of energy to the world.”
Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, the ISA said, “The US’ endorsement of ISA’s framework and approach is an heartening development, especially as our 101st member nation, which is a significant milestone in itself, demonstrating that nations across the world are recognizing the economic and climate mitigating value of solar, as well as this energy source’s potential as a catalyst for global energy transition.”
The launch of ISA was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and then French president Francois Hollande on November 30, 2015, at the COP21 in Paris.

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