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21 IORA Countries adopt Delhi Declaration on Renewable Energy

21 countries in Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) adopted Delhi Declaration on Renewable Energy in Indian Ocean Region.
21 IORA Countries adopt Delhi Declaration on Renewable Energy
  • It was adopted at the 2nd IORA Renewable Energy Ministerial Meeting held at the 2nd Global Re-Invest India-ISA Partnership Renewable Energy Investor's Meet & Expo in Greater Noida.

About the Delhi Declaration on Renewable Energy:

  • It calls for collaboration among IORA member states in meeting the growing demand for renewable energy in Indian Ocean littorals, development of a common renewable energy agenda for Indian Ocean region (IOR) and promote regional capacity building.
  • It also calls for promotion of technology development and transfer, strengthening of public private partnerships (PPP) in renewable energy and collaboration among IORA member states and member nations of International Solar Alliance (ISA).
  • IORA member countries also resolved to collaborate with International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
  • They will also collaborate with ISA member nations to exchange knowledge and share views and potential interests in renewable energy sector paved by MoU signed between IORA and ISA with focus on joint capacity-building programs, R&D activities in solar energy and exchange of best practices.
  • IORA member nations and IRENA also agreed to undertake expansion of Global Renewable Energy Atlas, world's largest-ever joint renewable resource data project, coordinated by IRENA.
  • This will help in creating Indian Ocean region's first and most comprehensive map and database which can be used to tap sizable renewable energy potential of the region and collaborate on opportunities available under International Renewable Energy Learning Platform (IRELP).

About the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA):

  • IORA is an international organisation consisting of coastal states bordering the Indian Ocean, established in 1997 to promote cooperation in IOR.
  • It is a regional forum, tripartite in nature, bringing together representatives of Government, Academia and Business for promoting co-operation and closer interaction among them.
  • It is based on the principles of Open Regionalism for strengthening Economic Cooperation particularly on Trade Facilitation and Investment, Promotion as well as Social Development of the region.
  • IORA comprises 21 member states (including India) and 7 dialogue partners. 
  • Besides, Indian Ocean Research Group and Indian Ocean Tourism Organisation have observer status.

Question:

Q. 21 countries in Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) adopted which declaration?
a. Joint Declaration on Renewable Energy in Indian Ocean Region
b. Asian Declaration on Renewable Energy in Indian Ocean Region
c. Delhi Declaration on Renewable Energy in Indian Ocean Region
d. None of the above
21 IORA Countries adopt Delhi Declaration on Renewable Energy 21 IORA Countries adopt Delhi Declaration on Renewable Energy Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on October 07, 2018 Rating: 5

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