Paraguay Joins International Solar Alliance

  • 27 Jun 2024

On June 26th, 2024, the South American country Paraguay has become the 100th country to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA) as a full member after it officially handed over its Instrument of Ratification to the ISA in New Delhi.

Key Points

  • The ISA, co-founded by India and France during the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris
  • It aims to promote solar energy deployment worldwide.
  • It serves as a collaborative platform for member countries to increase energy access, ensure energy security, and drive the transition towards sustainable energy sources.
  • 119 countries are signatories to the ISA Framework Agreement. Of these, 100 have completed the ratification process to become full members.
  • Spain became 99th member in May 2024, after ratification
  • Under India’s Presidency of the ISA, it has undertaken numerous impactful projects, including solarisation of Malawi’s Parliamentary building, solar-powered healthcare centers in Fiji, solar-powered cold storage facility in Seychelles, and solar PV rooftop systems in Kiribati.
  • The Alliance has also facilitated technical training for experts from member countries to enhance solar energy capabilities.