At COP 26, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced India’s Panchamrit strategy, which included targets for climate action such as the International Solar Alliance (ISA).
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Solar Alliance, following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initial proposal.
The event, which was co-hosted by India and France, “marks a new dawn for the use of solar energy in the global civil aviation sector,” said Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia. “…means of transport that were once understood as egalitarian but are now considered ubiquitous across the world as a means of ferrying human to human across the global divide,” he said to the audience.
“Today is a defining moment in which we pursue the goals outlined by ICAO for all of us: one of ensuring lower carbon emissions, one of ensuring that we, in our respective capacities, act as trustees and responsible holders for the next generation, creating a sustainable environment for future generations,” Scindia said.
In this context, today is a remarkable day where the international solar alliance, which was, in many ways, encapsulated by the former president of France, “monsieur” Hollande, and by my prime minister, Narendra Modiji, in 2015, almost seven years ago on the sidelines of the COP 21 summit, has extended itself to ensure that we, as responsible stakeholders, are a part of it,” Scindia added.
“When I arrived in May of this year, I requested from the president of ICAO that we form a partnership with this international solar alliance that stretches from the tropics of cancer to the tropics of Capricorn; nearly 121 countries that are a part of this alliance want to build a better and safer tomorrow.” “I thank the president of ICAO for taking this historic step, and I look forward to our discussions in the coming days,” Scindia said to the delegation in Montreal.
PM Modi announced India’s Panchamrit strategy at COP 26 with climate action targets that included initiatives such as the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI). According to ministry officials, the conference will take place in February 2023. “In February, we plan to hold an APAC ministerial conference in Delhi. The programme would last two and a half days. Details are being worked out. “