The International Solar Alliance (ISA) was formed during the Paris Climate Change Conference in 2015 in order to help sunshine-rich countries harness solar energy at an affordable cost. At the ISA’s first meeting in New Delhi, French President Emmanuel Macron announced France would commit an extra €700 million ($861.5 million) for solar energy projects in developing nations. France had already committed €300 million in 2015. The ISA also set a target of producing 1 trillion watts of solar power by 2030. So far, 61 countries have agreed to the treaty and 32 have ratified it.

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