ENVIRONMENT FOR UPSC PRELIMS 2020 , TEST-27

Q 1 . Which among the following is an example of  South-South cooperation?
(a) International Platform on Sustainable Finance
(b) Climate Vulnerability Forum
(c) Green Deal
(d) Tropical Forest Alliance 2020

Q 2 . Which among the following Climate financing
mechanisms is the oldest?
(a) Adaptation Fund
(b) Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF)
(c) Global Environment Facility (GEF)
(d) Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Q 3 . The Global Environment Facility (GEF) serves as financial mechanism for
(a) Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES)
(b) Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS)
(c) United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)
(d) United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Q 4 . Which of the following organizations serves as trustee of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) funds?
(a) International Monetary Fund (IMF)
(b) United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
(c) World Bank
(d) International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Q 5 . Consider the following statements:
1. The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol is a binding agreement, on parties, that aims to phase out Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by 2020.
2. UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) specializes in the transfer to substances with low or zero global warming potential, as well as the safe management of flammable substances
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) None

Q 6 . Consider the following statements:
1 . Downturn of AMOC (Atlantic meridional overturning circulation), has been tied to extreme regional sea level rise
2 . The thermohaline circulation plays an important role in supplying heat to the polar regions.
Which of the above statement is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q 7 . Greenhouse gases that are present in the atmosphere due to natural activities is/are?
1. Chlorofluorocarbons
2. Methane
3. Nitrous oxide
4. Sulfur hexafluoride
5. Oxygen
6. Water vapour
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
(a) 2, 4 and 5 only
(b) 2, 3 and 6 only
(c) 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 only
(d) 1, 2 and 6 only

Q 8 . Which among the following is associated with Germanwatch?
1 . Global Climate Risk Index
2 . Climate Change Performance Index
3 . Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) None of the above

Q 9 . Consider the following pairs with respect to Conference of Parties under  United Nations
Framework Convention on Climate Change
(UNFCCC) and their venue:
1 . COP 25 : Katowice
2 . COP24 :  Madrid
3 . COP23 :  Marrakech
4 . COP22 : Bonn
Which among the above pairs are correct?
(a) 1 & 2
(b) 2 , 3 & 4
(c) 1 , 2 & 3
(d) None

Q 10 . With reference to India, consider the following statements:
1. Methane was the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions by volume in India.
2. Energy sector contributes the most to greenhouse gas emissions in India.
Which of the above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) None