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[2014 Prelims]

1)With reference to ‘Global Environment Facility’, which of the following statements is/are correct?

(a) It serves as financial mechanism for ‘Convention on Biological Diversity’ and ‘United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’

(b) It undertakes scientific research on environmental issues at global level

(c) It is an agency under OECD to facilitate the transfer of technology and funds to underdeveloped countries with specific aim to protect their environment.

(d) Both (a) and (b)

2)With reference to a conservation organization called Wetlands International’, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. It is an intergovernmental organization formed by the countries which are signatories to Ramsar Convention.
  2. It works at the field level to develop and mobilize knowledge, and use the practical experience to advocate for better policies.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 only     

(b) 2 only     

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

[2015 Prelims]

1)With  reference  to  the  International  Union  for  Conservation  of  Nature  and  Natural  Resources  (IUCN) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and  Flora (CITES), which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. IUCN is an organ of the United Nations and CITES is an international agreement between governments.
  1.  IUCN  runs  thousands  of  field  projects  around  the  world  to  better  manage  natural environments.
  1. CITES is legally binding on the States that have joined it, but this Convention does not take the place of national laws.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

2)With  reference  to  an  organization  known  as  ‘BirdLife  International’,  which  of  the  following statements is/are correct?

  1. It is a Global Partnership of Conservation Organizations.
  2. The concept of biodiversity hotspots’ originated from this organization.
  3. It identifies the sites known/ referred to as ‘Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas’.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

3) With reference to ‘Forest Carbon Partnership Facility’, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1.  It is a global partnership of governments. businesses, civil society and indigenous peoples.
  2.  It  provides  financial  aid  to  universities,  individual  scientists  and  institutions  involved  in scientific forestry research to develop eco-friendly and climate adaptation technologies for sustainable forest management.
  1.  It assists the countries in their ‘REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation+)’ efforts by providing them with financial and technical assistance.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

4)Which of the following statements regarding ‘Green Climate Fund’ is/are correct?

  1.  It  is  intended  to  assist  the  developing  countries  in  adaptation  and  mitigation  practices  to counter climate change.
  1. It is founded under the aegis of UNEP, OECD, Asian Development Bank and World Bank.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither I nor 2

5)‘BioCarbon Fund Initiative for Sustain­able Forest Landscapes’ is managed by the

(a) Asian Development Bank

(b) International Monetary Fund

(c) United Nations Environment Programme

(d) World Bank