Post the second IORA Renewable Energy Ministerial Meeting, 21 countries of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) on September 4, 2018, adopted the Delhi Declaration on Renewable Energy in the Indian Ocean Region. The Ministerial Meeting was held during the 2nd Global Re-Invest India-ISA Partnership Renewable Energy Investor’s Meet and Expo in Greater Noida.
The Delhi Declaration on Renewable Energy in the Indian Ocean Region calls for collaboration among IORA member states in meeting the growing demand for renewable energy in the Indian Ocean littorals. It calls for the development of a common renewable energy agenda for the Indian Ocean region and promotes regional capacity building.
As per the declaration, IORA member nations will collaborate with the ISA member nations to exchange knowledge and share views in the renewable energy sector. This collaboration was paved by the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between IORA and ISA on October 3, 2018, with a focus on joint capacity-building programs, research & development activities in solar energy and exchange of best practices.
IORA member nations and IRENA will undertake the expansion of the Global Renewable Energy Atlas, the world’s largest-ever joint renewable resource data project, coordinated by IRENA. This will create Indian Ocean Region’s first and most comprehensive map and database which can then be used to tap the sizable renewable energy potential of the region.