Asserting that affordable and sustainable
access to energy is crucial for the growth of the BRICS nations, Prime Minister
Narendra today called on the member countries to work closely with the International Solar Alliance to strengthen the solar energy agenda.
In his intervention at
the plenary session of the 9th BRICS Summit in Xiamen, Modi
noted that climate resilient development calls upon the nations to utilise all
available resource streams.
"Renewable energy is
particularly important on multiple counts. BRICS countries can work closely
with International Solar Alliance (ISA) to strengthen the solar energy agenda.
Our five countries have complementary skills and strengths to promote use of
renewable and solar energy," Modi said.
The ISA was launched by
India and France in November 2015 and aims to bring together a coalition of 121
countries for mutual gains through enhanced solar energy utilisation.
Modi said the New
Development Bank under the BRICS grouping can also establish an effective link
with ISA to support such cooperation.
"Our five countries have complementary
skills and strengths to promote use of renewable and solar energy. The NDB can
also establish an effective link with ISA to support such cooperation and we
would wish to see more clean energy funding, particularly in solar energy, from
the NDB," Modi said.