UPSC Ecology And Environment Current Ecological Developments Question Bank Current Ecological Developments

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      Consider the following statements:
    (1) The International Solar Alliance was launched at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in 2015.
    (2) The Alliance includes all the member countries of the United Nations.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    A) 1 only              

    B) 2 only

    C) Both 1 and 2                 

    D) neither 1 nor 2

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    (i) The COP-21 Climate Conference was held in 'Paris, France from 30 November to 12 December 2015. During this conference, India and France have launched the International Solar Alliance (ISA). International Solar Alliance includes an alliance of 121 countries located between Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn. (ii) While ISA was launched on Sidelines of Paris Summit, therefore first statement right but it includes only the 121 countries between Capricorn and Cancer receiving sunlight for 300 days or more. Hence 2nd statement wrong.

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