New Delhi, international solar Alliance (ASI) held its first Summit on March 11, 2018.
Sustainable energy for all initiative
Progress is currently too slow to reach the international community's objectives of access to electricity, renewable energy and energy efficiency by 2030. This is the latest global tracking framework (GTF) report published on 3 April 2017by the World Bank and the International Energy Agency (IEA) as part of the knowledge dissemination platform on the initiative " Sustainable energy for all. "
Aware of this situation, the French President called for "lifting all obstacles" on Sunday 11 March 2018 in New Delhi, the Indian capital at the first Summit of the international solar Alliance (ASI), an initiative jointly launched by France and India at the COP 21 in Paris in December 2015 and carried on the baptismal font two years later (December 2017) as an international organization to combat climate change while promoting renewable energies including solar. "We have to lift all the obstacles and change the ladder to develop solar energy," launched Emmanuel macron at the opening of the ASI Summit.
Mobilize 1 trillion dollars
Emmanuel macron took advantage of his second day of visit to New Delhi to incite the great powers to bear strong hand to the poorest countries to better enjoy solar energy like India
Launched by Paris and New Delhi on the margins of Cop21, at the end of 2015, this initiative gave rise to a treaty that has to date ratified 30 countries out of the 121 concerned. "These countries, which are partially or wholly between the Tropic of cancer or Capricorn, are often the richest in the Sun, but also often the poorest, and they cannot afford to exploit this energy," said Ségolène Royal, Ambassador of the ASI.
The ASI aims to mobilize 1 trillion million to develop 1 terawatt of solar energy and also raise 800 billion euros of funds to the horizon 2030. This project will be innovative to the extent that it is necessary to put the panels adapted to the Asian and African environment which is very different from that of the developed countries. The climate is going to be an important point to take into account when producing new panels so a technological development of these will inevitably follow.
100 MW solar power plant in Mirzapur
Energy issues occupy an important place during this three-day visit as Emmanuel macron and Narendra Modi will inaugurates a 100 MW solar power plant in Mirzapur, near Varanasi (Bénares), built by the French group Engie.
Aida Kebe DIAGNE (Intern)/VivAfrik