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International Solar Alliance and World Wide Fund (WWF)

International Solar Alliance and World Wide Fund (WWF)

International Solar Alliance

  • The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is an alliance of more than 120 countries, most of them being sunshine countries, which come either completely or partly between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.
  • The alliance is also called International Agency for Solar Policy and Application (IASPA).
  • The alliance’s primary objective is to work for efficient use of solar energy to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.
  • This initiative was first proposed by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his speech TRAFFIC specialises in the following:
  • Investigating and analysing wildlife trade trends, patterns, impacts and drivers to provide the leading knowledge based on the trade of wild animals and plants.
  • Informing, supporting and encouraging action by governments, individually and through intergovernmental cooperation to adopt, implement and enforce effective policies and laws.
  • Providing information, encouragement and advice to the private sector on effective approaches to ensure that the use of wildlife follows sustainability standards and best practice.
  • Developing insight into consumer attitudes and purchasing motivation and guiding the design of effective communication interventions aimed to dissuade purchasing of illicit wildlife goods.

World Wide Fund for Nature

  • The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organisation founded in 1961, working in the field of preservation of wild areas and the reduction of humanity’s footprint on the environment.
  • It was formerly named, ‘The World Wildlife Fund, which retains its official name in Canada and the United States.
  • It is the world’s largest conservation organisation with over five million supporters worldwide, working in more than 100 countries.
  • The ‘Living Planet Report’, is published every two years by WWF since 1998. It is based on living planet index and ecological footprint calculation.
  • The logo of the organisation is panda in black and white.                            International Solar Alliance and World Wide Fund (WWF)
  • The group’s mission is ‘to stop degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.
  • Currently, much of its work concentrates on the conservation of three biomes that contain most of the world’s biodiversity: Oceans and coasts, forests and freshwater ecosystems.
  • Among other issues, it is also concerned with endangered species, sustainable production of commodities and climate change.

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