Question:Consider the following statements.
1. International Solar Alliance aims to invite solar rich 121 countries located fully or partly between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn to join the alliance.
2. launched, on the sidelines of COP-22, at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris.
Which of the above statements is/are true?
a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 Nor 2
ISA was launched, on the sidelines of COP-21, at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in November, 2015 by Modi and French President Francois Hollande.
The alliance, headquartered in India, aims to bring together countries situated between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn which receive abundant sunshine for around 300 days a year.
ISA aims to invite solar rich 121 countries located fully or partly between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn to join the alliance.
International Steering Committee was establishment under the mandate of the Paris Declaration of ISA to provide the guidance and direction to establish the ISA.
It will function from the Gurgaon, Haryana based National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE).
India has offered a contribution of Rs 175 crore for creating ISA corpus fund and for meeting the cost of ISA secretariat for initial five years.