All members of UN can join ISA under recently amended Framework Agreement: MEA

Ministry of External Affairs recently said that all members of the can join the () under the amended Framework Agreement.

The necessary ratifications/approvals/acceptances obtained from the requisite number of member countries as mandated by the Framework Agreement of the , the said amendment has entered into force on July 15, said MEA in a statement.

“The coming into force of the amendment of the ISA Framework Agreement will now allow all the Member States of the to join the , including those beyond the Tropics,” the statement read.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron had launched the International Alliance during COP21 in Paris aiming to contribute to the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement through rapid and massive deployment of .

So far 87 countries have signed the Framework Agreement of the ISA and of these 67 have deposited their instruments of ratification.