Consider the following pairs

Terms sometimes                                          Their origin
seen in the news

  1. Annex-I Countries                      :    Cartagena Protocol
  2. Certified Emissions Reductions  :    Nagoya Protocol
  3. Clean Development Mechanism  :    Kyoto Protocol

Which of the pairs given above is / are correctly matched?

[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2016 Prelims]

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Answer: (c)        

Explanation:

Kyoto Protocol:

  • It is an international agreement that aims to manage and reduce carbon dioxide emissions and greenhouse gases.
  • Kyoto Protocol is an agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, adopted in December 1997.
  • Annex 1 countries refer to developed countries and economies in transition, while Annex 2 countries refer to developed countries that offer financial and technical assistance to both economies in transition and developing countries to help them decrease their greenhouse gas emissions.
  • The Clean Development Mechanism allows for the approval of emission-reduction projects in developing countries, which can then earn certified emission reduction (CER)
  • Each CER credit is equivalent to one tonne of CO2.

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Consider the following statements:                                                         The Parliament of India can place a particular law in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution of India. The validity of a law placed in the Ninth Schedule cannot be examined by any court and no judgement can be made on it. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Consider the following statements:                                               

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