Recently Scandinavian Nation Denmark has signed the International Solar Alliance Framework Agreement (ISA FA) and Instrument of Ratification with India.

Denmark has become the 1st country to ratify International Solar Alliance Framework Agreement (ISA FA) after amendments in the ISA FA entered into force on 8th January 2021.

International Solar Alliance

This is a alliance of 121 countries. It was initiated by India. Most of member countries are sunshine countries located completely or partly between Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn. It is a treaty-based intergovernmental organization. International Solar Alliance is the largest grouping of states, after United Nations.

Objective

International Solar Alliance was established with the objective of working for efficient consumption of solar energy in a bid to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

Backdrop

The Solar Alliance initiative was first proposed by PM of Inda Narendra Modi in his speech in November 2015 at Wembley Stadium. During his speech, he referred the sunshine countries as Suryaputra.

Who can join Solar Alliance?

The International Solar Alliance is primarily an alliance of countries lying between Tropics. However, countries which do not fall within the Tropics can join alliance and enjoy all benefits as other members, except the voting rights.

ISA Framework agreement

The International Solar Alliance Framework Agreement was opened for signatures in Marrakech, Morocco in November 2016. It was joined by 200 countries.

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