International Solar Alliance and UN Climate Change ink pact to fight climate change at COP26

Glasgow, November 12, 2021: The International Solar Alliance (ISA) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today at COP26 to collaborate and support the Parties in the implementation of ambitious national action in line with global efforts. The MoU was signed by Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, ISA and Mr. Ovais Sarmad, Deputy Executive Secretary, UNFCCC.

As part of the agreement, the two institutions will jointly organize set of activities with UN Climate Change secretariat to facilitate the implementation of mitigation action in the energy sector, facilitate the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions and Long-term Low Emission Development Strategies. This will also lend support to developing country stakeholders including SIDs and LDCs in accelerating the adoption of policy options and approaches for decarbonization technologies.

Speaking at the occasion, Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, ISA shared, “To act against the climate change and achieving Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) relating emission reduction before target date, can be made possible by deploying solar and clean energy. UNFCCC has led from the front this climate challenge, and we are happy to partner, collaborate and endeavour to bring long-term, cost effective and impactful solutions.”

L-R – Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, ISA and Mr. Ovais Sarmad, Deputy Executive Secretary, UNFCCC signing the MoU

About The International Solar Alliance

The ISA is an inter-governmental treaty-based international organization with a global mandate to catalyse global solar growth by helping to reduce the cost of financing and technology for solar. In fulfilling this mandate, the ISA is committed to establishing solar as a shared solution that simultaneously addresses climate, energy, and economic priorities across geographies, facilitating Energy Transition at a global level, Energy Security at national levels, while also ensuring Energy Access at the local level. The ISA is helping large nations scale global commitments, thereby serving the planet’s needs for reduced carbon emissions, while also helping economically more vulnerable nations establish a self-sustaining energy alternative that reduces trade dependency and drives job creation. Universal, affordable, and reliable last- mile electricity connectivity across socio-economic strata is a crucial pillar and targeted, tangible outcome of these combined efforts towards facilitating economic development and environmental impact.


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