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The International Solar Alliance is an alliance of more than 120 countries, most of them being sunshine countries, which come either completely or partly between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. The alliance's primary objective is 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 . The alliance is a treaty-based inter-governmental organization.

International Solar Alliance
Sunshine Countries
World map showing the Tropic of Cancer
Abbreviation ISA (International Solar Alliance)
Type International Group
Legal status Active
Purpose Bring together a group of nations to endorse clean energy, sustainable environment, public transport and climate
Headquarters Gurugram, Haryana, India
Location
  • Announced at Paris Climate Summit
Region served
countries between the Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn
Website intsolaralliance.org

The International Solar Alliance is an alliance of more than 120 countries, most of them being sunshine countries, which come either completely or partly between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. The alliance's primary objective is 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.

The initiative was launched by Modi at the India Africa Summit, and a meeting of member countries ahead of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris in November 2015. The Framework Agreement of the International Solar Alliance opened for signatures in Marrakech, Morocco in November 2016, and 121 countries have joined.

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