India, France to co-chair second ISA assembly

International Solar Alliance.

New Delhi (NVI): French Minister of State for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Brune Poirson will co-preside over the second assembly of the International Solar Alliance alongwith Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh here on October 31.

The International Solar Alliance brings together 80 states and offers concrete solutions that help reduce the cost of solar installations, particularly in developing countries.

According to a statement, during her three-day visit to India, which begins on October 30, the French Minister will hold discussion with her Indian counterpart for deepening Indo-French cooperation in renewable energy, and ways to strengthen the International Solar Alliance with member countries.

She will also meet Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar, to follow up on climate commitments made by India and France during the last visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to France. This meeting is also aimed to prepare the COP25 Climate Change and the COP15 Biodiversity conferences.

She will also will meet young professionals, students and influencers who contributed to a greater understanding of environmental issues and exchange views with them on the best ways to mobilise French and Indian civil societies at the Embassy of France here.