COP-21 - Current Affairs Questions and Answers

1)   COP21 released a new version of the draft text of the Paris agreement on 10th December  2015. How many options does the draft have?

a. 10
b. 11
c. 12
d. 13
Answer  Explanation 


French presidency of COP21 or 21st Conference of Parties on 10th December released a new and shorter version of the draft text of the Paris agreement. This 27 page draft text will be placed before negotiators now. Fresh text incorporates demand of India to recognise sustainable lifestyles and patterns of consumption and production in combating climate change. The new draft is an improved version with 50 brackets and 13 options. The deal will be sealed in New York in April 22, 2016 if all goes well.

2)   India on 7 December 2015 launched the (I-LTEO) programme to scientifically monitor eight different biomes (natural landscapes) across the country. What does I-LTEO stand for?

a. Indian Long Term Ecological Observatories
b. Indian Long Term Environmental Observatories
c. Indian Long Term Ecological Organisation
d. Indian Long Term Environmental Organisation
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Indian Long Term Ecological Observatories

The initiative was launched on the sidelines of the Conference of Parties-21 (COP-21) of UNFCCC in Paris. The programme aims to identify and monitor targeted socio-ecological challenges and help build capacity within India. The studies under the programme will indicate the need for imminent adaptation measures.