Green Grid Initiative – One Sun, One World, One Grid : COP26

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the launch of the Green Grid Initiative “One Sun , One World, One Grid” at the COP26 conference . Know more details about this initiative on this page

On 2nd November 2021, Prime Minister has launched the initiative “One Sun, One World and One Grid”. This Green Grid initiative has been launched jointly with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. This initiative has been launched at the COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow.

What is Green Grid Initiative ?

“Green Grids Initiative One Sun One World One Grid” or simply ‘GGI-OSOWOG’ is an initiative that aims to increase the solar and wind power with the help of the international grids on every continent. This initiative will help in developing a worldwide grid which can be used to get clean energy at any place and at any time.

Role of ISRO in OSOWOG

ISRO (Indian Space Research Agency) is developing a solar calculator application for the world. This solar calculator will help in determining the suitable area for the solar energy. It will identify the locations for the solar projects and hence ISRO will help to strengthen the OSOWOG Initiative.

What is One Sun One World One Grid ?

In October 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed this idea at the First Assembly of the International Solar Alliance. One Sun One World One Grid, also known as OSOWOG , is a futuristic initiative which aims to harness the sun energy. It is running with the vision – The Sun Never Sets. Under this initiative a world wide network of solar grids will be established to harness solar energy.

GGI-OSOWOG has already been endorsed by more than 80 Member States of the International Solar Alliance (ISA).

What is COP26 ?

  • COP26 is the 26th United Nations Climate change Conference.
  • This 26th conference is held at Glasgow, Scotland , United Kingdom between 31 October 2021 to 12 November 2021.
  • The president of this conference for the year 2021 is ALOK Sharma.

Goals of COP26

 According to the United Nations Climate Change Framework Convention (UNFCCC), COP26 will work towards four goals:

  • Net Zero emission by 2050
  • Work Together to Deliver
  • Adapt to protect communities and natural habitat

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