World Solar Bank is a natural corollary of ISA: DG Upendra Tripathy
It may not be fair to say that ISA has become a significant public policy tool for India and is considered a counter to China's ambitious One Belt One Road Initiative, says outgoing director general of the International Solar Alliance Upendra Tripathy
Upendra Tripathy, the outgoing director-general (DG) of the International Solar Alliance (ISA), has played a key role in setting up the first treaty-based international government organization to be based in India. Tripathy, a former secretary in the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE), passes on the baton to Ajay Mathur, who earlier headed the New Delhi-based The Energy and Research Institute. In recognition of his service, Tripathy was accorded the honorary title of founding director-general emeritus by the ISA assembly. In an interview, Tripathy said that the World Solar Bank (WSB) and global electricity grid may be launched at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, and countered the perception of ISA becoming a significant public policy tool for India. Edited excerpts:
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