World’S Smallest Nation Nauru Ratifies International Solar Alliance Pact (Download PDF)

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Nauru, world’s smallest republic and tiny island nation, on 23 May 2017 ratify the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Framework pact initiated by the Indian and French Governments Nauru became the sixth country to ratify ISA pack.

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Highlights:

  • Still five more nations namely the
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  • This is the first time that India is hosting the annual meetings of the AfDB and its sister institutions
  • India had joined the African Development Bank (AfDB) in 1983.

About Nauru:

  • Nauru is a tiny island republic in Micronesia located in the northeast of Australia.
  • Dominated by a central phosphate plateau, it’s surrounded by a coral reef and ringed by windswept palm trees and a sandy beach
  • Nauru has limited tourism activities
  • Nauru is a phosphate rock island with rich deposits near the surface, which allowed easy strip mining operations
  • The highest point in the island measures only 65 metres above sea level
  • 30 per cent of the country’s needs are currently met through solar power installations
  • The tiny republic has set a target for attaining 50 % of energy production from renewable sources by 2020

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Motto

“God’s will first”

Anthem

“Nauru, our homeland”

Capital

Yaren

Largest city

Denigomodu

Official languages

Nauruan (official)

English

Government

Non-partisan democracy, parliamentary republic

President

Baron Waqa

Legislature

Parliament

Currency

Australian dollar

Population

10,200

Religions

Christian

Land Area

21 sq. km (8 sq. miles)

Location of Nauru in World Map:

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The International Solar Alliance (ISA):

  • India launched the International Solar Alliance (ISA) at the CoP21 Climate Conference in Paris.
  • The alliance brings together

    • Developed and developing countries
    • Governments and industries
    • Laboratories and institutions in a common enterprise
  • The main aims of ISA include

    • Reducing financial risk across a larger global market
    • Encouraging cooperation on technology
    • Building capacity
    • Increasing energy access
    • To force down prices by driving demand
    • To foster research and development
  • All the countries, located fully or partly between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, have been invited to join the Alliance.
  • The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is an alliance of more than 120 countries
  • The ISA is to be headquartered in Gurugram, Haryana, India

- Published/Last Modified on: May 27, 2017

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