The Executive Vice President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, arrived in India to participate in the Second Assembly of the International Solar Alliance, as well as consolidate the relations of cooperation and friendship between India and Venezuela, both countries have advanced in areas of cooperation such as energy, oil, education, culture, technology, commerce and health.
Through his account on the Twitter @DrodriguezVen social network, Rodríguez explained Venezuela will be part of the International Solar Alliance which is made up of more than 121 countries.
The primary objective of the alliance is to promote the effective exploitation of solar energy to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.
Hemos llegado a la India para participar en Segunda Asamblea de la Alianza Solar Internacional, consolidamos relaciones de cooperación y amistad entre India y Venezuela en una espiritualidad de paz.Traemos el saludo del Pdte @NicolasMaduro al gobierno y hermano pueblo de la India pic.twitter.com/vhrF5l6Gbm
— Delcy Rodríguez (@DrodriguezVen) October 29, 2019
The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is an alliance of 121 countries initiated by India, most of them being sunshine countries, which lie either completely or partly between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. The primary objective of the alliance is to work for efficient exploitation of solar energy to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. This initiative was first proposed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a speech in November 2015 at Wembley Stadium, in which he referred to sunshine countries as Suryaputra (“Sons of the Sun”). The alliance is a treaty-based inter-governmental organization. Countries that do not fall within the Tropics can join the alliance and enjoy all benefits as other members, with the exception of voting rights..After the United Nations, it is the largest grouping of states world-wide.
International Solar Alliance Mission
Recalling the Paris Declaration on the International Solar Alliance of 30th November, 2015 and the shared ambition to undertake joint efforts required to reduce the cost of finance and the cost of technology, mobilize more than US $ 1000 billion of investments needed by 2030 for massive deployment of solar energy, and pave the way for future technologies adapted to the needs,
Recognizing that solar energy provides solar resource rich countries, lying fully or partially between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, with an unprecedented opportunity to bring prosperity, energy security and sustainable development to their peoples,
Acknowledging the specific and common obstacles that still stand in the way of rapid and massive scale-up of solar energy in these countries,
Affirming that these obstacles can be addressed if solar resource rich countries act in a coordinated manner, with strong political impulse and resolve, and that better harmonizing and aggregating the demand for inter alia solar finance, technologies, innovation or capacity building, across countries, will provide a strong lever to lower costs, increase quality, and bring reliable and affordable solar energy within the reach of all.