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23 heads of state hail International Solar Alliance

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Heads of the states from 23 nations have hailed the efforts of (ISA) at its founding summit in the capital for providing them a common platform to work towards achieving the ambitious targets for clean

These heads of state underlined the importance of clean in coming day, particularly for developing countries who want to save huge fuel cost and vying for cleaner planet in future.

While addressing at the ISA Summit here, of said the nation has planned to have 100 per cent renewable by 2050 despite the fact that it is an island nation.

Other countries also unveiled plans to have substantial share of renewables like solar and wind power in their and hailed the ISA, which would help to reduce carbon foot print in the coming days in view of climate change.

of Issoufou Mahamadou said that is one of the first countries to sign the ISA agreement because no development is possible without access to

He said that 12 per cent population in the urban areas in his country have access to energy, while the proportion is just one per cent in rural areas.

He stressed on the need for and for developing countries to adopt systems.

Echoing similar views said his country is one of the worst sufferer of cyclones and draughts and strongly believes that development of renewables is necessary for developing country with growing demand for energy.

He said that is eyeing 10 per cent share of renewables in his country's by 2021 and hoped that the ISA would widen its members base with more convenient transfer of technology in

President of Mali said that his country would increase the share of renewable in the from existing five per cent to 38 per cent in coming days, which would pose a big challenge for us.

of said that his country wants to establish a centre of excellence which would be basically a to help interested parties for in segment.

He talked about Australia's advanced research in clean energy segment, particularly rooftop solar and said the it wants other nations to develop

All heads of the states hailed the ISA which is headquartered in and an initiative of to promote in the nations falling between tropic of cancer and capricorn.

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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 19:30 IST