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Additional Test (Part - 4) - Question 1

The real estate sector requires the construction of green buildings to address all pollution-related issues of a building in an integrated manner. In this regard, consider the following statements:

1. Green buildings aim to minimize the demand for non-renewable resources.

2. GRIHA is a rating tool developed by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) to assess the performance of their buildings against nationally acceptable benchmarks.

3. The Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) has been designed by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) to integrate renewable energy into building design.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Detailed Solution for Additional Test (Part - 4) - Question 1
  • Statement 2 is incorrect: GRIHA is a rating tool developed by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) to assess the performance of their buildings against nationally acceptable benchmarks.

  • Statement 3 is incorrect: Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) has been designed by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) to integrate renewable energy in building design.

  • Additional Test (Part - 4) - Question 2

    Rapid urbanization is making more people vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Regarding this, consider the following statements:

    1. Inadequate resources make low-income communities more vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

    2. Cities and Climate Change Initiative (CCCI) of UN-HABITAT supports local governments to readily respond to the climatic threats faced by cities.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    Detailed Solution for Additional Test (Part - 4) - Question 2 Rapid urbanization is making people more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. UNHabitat, through its Cities and Climate Change Initiative (CCCI), supports local governments to more readily respond to the climatic threats faced by cities and their populations (building Climate Resilience). It further aims to take steps in reducing cities’ climate footprint

    Additional Test (Part - 4) - Question 3

    India has submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

    1. To adopt a climate-friendly and a cleaner path than the one followed hitherto by others at the corresponding level of economic development.

    2. To reduce the emissions intensity of its GDP by 33 to 35 percent by 2030 from the 2000 level.

    3. To achieve about 40 per cent cumulative electric power installed capacity from non-fossil fuel-based energy resources by 2030, with the help of the transfer of technology and low-cost international finance, including from the Green Environment facility Fund.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    Detailed Solution for Additional Test (Part - 4) - Question 3 Statement 2 reduce emission intensity of its GDP by 33 to 35 percent by 2030 from 2005 Statement 3 –Instead of GEFF, GREEN CLIMATE FUND

    Additional Test (Part - 4) - Question 4

    Which of the following statements is/are incorrect?

    1. Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) and Electric Vehicles (FAME India) scheme rolled out in April 2015 by the Union Minister for power and Union ministry of Earth and Science.

    2. The National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC) is a Central Sponsored Scheme set up in 2015-16.

    3. Long Term Ecological Observatories (LTEO) for Climate Change Studies are one of the components under the ‘Climate Change Action Programme’ with an outlay of Rs. 40 crores in the 12th Plan Period.

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    Detailed Solution for Additional Test (Part - 4) - Question 4 Statement 3 is correct, statement 1- Union ministry of heavy industries and public enterprises Statement 2-Central sector scheme.

    Additional Test (Part - 4) - Question 5

    The National mission for sustainable agriculture has identified 10 key dimensions for adaptation and mitigation. Which of the following are not included in the list?

    1. Improved Crop Seeds, Livestock and Fish Culture

    2. Water Efficiency

    3. Carbon emission reduction

    4. Improved Farm Practices

    5. Avoiding chemical fertilizer

    6. Agricultural Insurance

    Select the correct code given below:

    Detailed Solution for Additional Test (Part - 4) - Question 5
    • NMSA derives its mandate from Sustainable Agriculture Mission which is one of the eight Missions outlined under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).

    • Ten key dimensions encompassing Indian agriculture namely;

    1. Improved crop seeds,

    2. livestock and fish cultures’,

    3. ‘Water Use Efficiency’,

    4. ‘Pest Management’,

    5. ‘Improved Farm Practices’,

    6. ‘Nutrient Management’,

    7. Agricultural insurance’,

    8. ‘Credit support’,

    9. ‘Markets’,

    10. ‘Access to Information’ and ‘Livelihood diversification’.

    Additional Test (Part - 4) - Question 6

    Which of the following components are included in the Environmental Rule of Law proposed by UNEP?

    (1) Law should be consistent with fundamental rights

    (2) Law should be inclusively developed and fairly effectuated

    (3) Law should bring forth accountability

    (4) Law should incorporate principles of environmental management

    Select the correct answer using the code given below:

    Detailed Solution for Additional Test (Part - 4) - Question 6 Following the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, many countries made efforts to enact environmental laws. However, poor implementation of environmental laws is widespread across nations. UNEP released its first-ever global assessment of environmental laws titled “Environmental Rule of Law” in 2019 for more robust environmental governance.

    Additional Test (Part - 4) - Question 7

    Consider the following statements regarding the Paris Agreement reached at COP 21:

    1. It agrees to hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

    2. The pre-industrial levels mentioned in the agreement marks the period between 1850 and 1900.

    3. It is a non-binding agreement.

    4. The agreement calls on nations to establish a new collective quantified goal of at least $100 billion a year in climate-related financing.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    Detailed Solution for Additional Test (Part - 4) - Question 7
    • Statement 1 is incorrect: Holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

    • Statement 2 is incorrect: The preindustrial levels mentioned in the agreement marks the period before 1850- 1900 as industrialization in Europe started around the mid-18th century which came in full bloom all over the world during the 1850-1900 period.

    Additional Test (Part - 4) - Question 8

    Sustainable Development Goal Index is launched by which of the following organisations?

    Detailed Solution for Additional Test (Part - 4) - Question 8
    • The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Index and Dashboard report is released by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and Bertelsmann Stiftung.

    • The index assesses the performance of countries towards achieving the ambitious SDGs. It ranks countries based on their performance across the 17 SDGs.

    Additional Test (Part - 4) - Question 9

    Consider the following statements regarding the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC):

    1. It is an international treaty drawn at the UN Conference on Environment and Development, Rio de Janeiro, 1992.

    2. Kyoto Protocol implemented the objectives of UNFCCC to fight global warming by reducing the concentration of greenhouse gases.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    Detailed Solution for Additional Test (Part - 4) - Question 9
    • It is an international treaty drawn at the UN Conference on Environment and Development, Rio de Janeiro, 1992.

    • Kyoto Protocol implemented the objectives of UNFCCC to fight global warming by reducing the concentration of greenhouse gases.

    Additional Test (Part - 4) - Question 10

    Consider the following statements for the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP):

    1. It was founded as a result of the Stockholm conference in 1972.

    2. It coordinates the UN's environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices.

    3. UNEP facilitates the transfer of knowledge and technology for sustainable development.

    4. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    Detailed Solution for Additional Test (Part - 4) - Question 10 Statement 4 is incorrect: It is headquartered at Nairobi, Kenya.

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