UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2016

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    The term Intended Nationally Determined Contributions' is sometimes seen in the news in the context of

    A)  pledges made by the European countries to rehabilitate refugees from the war-affected Middle East.

    B)  plan of action outlined by the countries of the world of combat climate change.

    C)  capital contributed by the member countries in the establishment of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

    D)  plan of action outlined by the countries of the world regarding Sustainable Development Goals.

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    Exp. [b] Intended Nationally Determined Contribution identifies the actions a national government intends to take under the Paris Agreement agreed in December 2015 at the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (CoP21). These are therefore, the basis of post-2020 global emissions reduction commitments included in the climate agreement. In their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, UNFCCC parties requested to outline the steps they are taking/will take to reduce emission at national level.

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