The International Solar Alliance launched in Paris
Uganda is one of the 121 countries included in the Solar Alliance by virtue of its being in the inter-tropical zone experiencing strong sunshine throughout the year, but without enough access to the necessary technologies and funding.
At the opening of the COP21 conference in Paris, the French President François Hollande and the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, launched the International Solar Alliance, an initiative that aims to increase the use of solar energy in developing countries.
Solar energy is a promising alternative for the developing countries. However, the technologies and the funds available are insufficient for its development. This Alliance will foster cooperation between countries with technologies or funds and the developing countries.
The participation of several company CEOs, Heads of state and government, including Uganda’s Vice President Edward Ssekandi, and the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon who described the Alliance as “the biggest initiative I have ever witnessed as a UN Secretary General,” is a perfect illustration the expectations raised by the launch of this initiative which seeks to reduce global warming.
Uganda is one of the 121 countries included in the Solar Alliance by virtue of its location in the inter-tropical zone experiencing strong sunshine throughout the year, but without enough access to the necessary technologies and funding.
In his address at the launch, François Hollande said, ‘we can no longer accept the paradox that countries with the highest potential in solar energy only represent a small part of the solar electricity production.”