"But we are obsessed by concrete results, so now we are creating new momentum, we take new commitment to deliver complete results for our countries and planet", Macron said at the launch of the International Solar Alliance in New Delhi on Sunday.
Speaking at the launch of the first International Solar Alliance (ISA) summit, Macron called for "joint duties" towards a "planet that we are sharing" and took a dig at his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump who pulled out of the 2015 Paris climate deal.
Modi also called for a strong and professional ISA Secretariat located in Gurugram.
Modi presented a 10-point action plan that included making affordable solar technology available to all countries, raising the share of solar power in the global energy mix, framing suitable regulations and standards, providing support to bankable solar energy projects and creating a network of centres for excellence.
"In 2015, we said we will allocate some 300 million euros to support (solar) projects in the member countries".
India is eyeing for critical editions from the International Solar Alliance (ISA) summit to be held in Delhi this weekend in the Rashtrapati Bhavan Convention Center.
But others like the "solar mamas" - women who trained to be solar technicians - chose to act, Macron said, because "they decided it was good for them, their children and grandchildren". Sixty countries had signed up to join the International Solar Alliance, Naidu said, adding that 30 countries had ratified the provisions of the alliance so far.
Macron said the countries at the ISA represent three-fourths of the world population.
Lauding India for showing the world the way in scaling up solar power generation capacity, he said, renewable capacity has within two years gone up from 39 gigawatt to 63 GW, while that of solar energy has soared by 140 per cent. An Indian government release said that the ISA signed joint financial partnership declarations with the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the Green climate fund (GCF), and the New Development Bank (NDB) durign the founding. The ISA is the first worldwide body that will have a secretariat in India.
It also called for exploring innovative financing mechanisms that can generate a sustainable market for the deployment of cost effective solar technologies, coupled with constructive policy initiatives to catalyse public and private investments to reduce the cost of solar projects in developing countries.
Seven months ago, when Prime Minister Modi came to Paris, all was done to make the International Solar Alliance Summit, which was an agreement in principle, a reality.
Macron said the alliance needed to identify solar projects in every single member country.
The Alliance is a treaty-based global body for the promotion of efficient exploitation of solar energy to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.