CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 55

Daily Quiz for Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2019

Question:

With reference to agreements on climate, consider the following statements:

1. If a country withdraws from an agreement, it can still participate in it as long as it wants.

2. The Paris agreement wants countries to avoid temperature rise beyond 1.5 C of pre-industrial levels.

 

Choose the correct statement/s from the codes given below:

1. 1 only

2. 2 only

3. Both 1 and 2

4. Neither 1 nor 2

Correct Answer

2. 2 only

Explanation for the Correct Answer
  • A country which withdraws can participate only till the process of withdrawal is not complete. For example, US opted out of the Paris deal last year but continues to be part of discussions as a complete withdrawal takes up to four years.
  • The Paris agreement exhorts countries to take steps to avoid temperatures from rising beyond 2 C of pre-industrial levels, and even 1.5 C as far as possible, by the end of the century.

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