Praising Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron for initiating the International Solar Alliance (ISA), United Nations Environment chief Erik Solheim on Sunday said the most precious resource in the world is "political will".
This is what the International Solar Alliance (ISA) represents, he added.
Praising Modi's 10-point agenda for the ISA, he said it "provides a roadmap for us to make the sun shine brighter".
An optimistic Solheim believes the ISA could help reduce technology prices.
In a video message, he said the solar alliance is a milestone in the fight against pollution and climate change.
"The International Solar Alliance can reduce technology prices and can bring more finance. And that means more people connected to the grid at the better price. This means more jobs, better jobs and better paid jobs. It's a great, big step to greater global energy security," said the United Nations Environment head.
India's solar capacity has increased by an incredible 370 per cent in three years, he added.
Speaking at the plenary session of the conference, Modi said there should be a full ecosystem for availability and development of technology, economic resources, development of storage technology, mass manufacturing and innovation.
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