India’s Nominee Ajay Mathur To Head International Solar Alliance

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  • He will replace the incumbent Upendra Tripathy as new director general of this global body on March 15
  • Before joining as director general of the new Delhi-based energy and environment thinktank, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Mathur had headed India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and served with the Green Climate Fund

As per a report by Times of India,India’s nominee and current director general of TERI, Ajay Mathur has been elected as new chief of International Solar Alliance (ISA).A coalition of 73 member countries, ISA, aims to mobilize over $1 trillion of investment into solar projects by 2030. This has to be done through policy and regulatory support, capacity building, and by overcoming perceived investment barriers.

He told TOI after his election at the first special assembly of the Alliance, held virtually that it is a great honour for him and he looks forward to ISA enabling global solarization.He will replace the incumbent Upendra Tripathy as new director general of this global body on March 15.

Identify and mobilise the opportunities and capital to accelerate our solarization goals

Speaking at the ISA’s special assembly, Mathur, said that the ISA has a vital role to help establish the infrastructure and ecosystem for a zero-carbon emission future. With strong foundations already in place, his immediate focus is to identify and mobilize the opportunities and capital to accelerate our solarization goals in the interim and long-term.

Before joining as director general of the new Delhi-based energy and environment thinktank, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Mathur had headed India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and served with the Green Climate Fund.

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