Q. Consider the following statements:
1.Forests act as a carbon sink.
2.The Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) are the binding target given to countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)..
Select the correct statements suing the codes given below::

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A

Statement 1: Forest acts a carbon sink because they take carbon out of the atmosphere through the process of photosynthesis.

Statement 2: The statement is incorrect. The NDCs are voluntary commitments by countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to achieve the long-term goal of climate agreements. NDCs are non-binding.

Source: The Hindu