ICAO and ISA collaborate for renewable energy projects

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Solar Alliance (ISA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The signing of the MoU between ISA and ICAO in the presence of ministers from India and France is in line with India’s set of initiatives announced at COP 21 in Paris. India, with the support of France has invited nations to help with infrastructure for the implementation of solar projects. The alliance has pledged a trillion dollars in investment and is dedicated to making solar power more affordable for remote and inaccessible communities.

In COP 26, India committed to a net zero carbon goal by 2070. India has pledged to install 175 GW of renewable energy, out of which 100 GW will be solar energy by 2022. This aims to reduce emission intensity by 33-35 per cent by 2030 which will allow solar energy to reach the most remote villages and communities.

Through its numerous initiatives and goals, ICAO is committed to reduce carbon emissions in the aviation sector. Partnership between ISA and ICAO will develop different interventions aimed at developing states’ capacity to use solar energy. It will work on information dissemination, advocacy, capacity building, and demonstration projects. It will allow for the solarisation of the aviation sector in all member states.

The ISA is a coalition of 121 signatory countries and 32 partner organisations, including many United Nations agencies. ISA promotes the efficient use of solar energy in order to reduce reliance on fossil fuels. ISA strives to develop cost-effective and transformative renewable energy solutions for member countries.

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