Q. Consider the following statements regarding Leaders Summit on Climate
1. It was hosted by the French President on Earth Day
2. India-U.S. climate and clean energy Agenda 2030 Partnership was announced at this Leaders Summit
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B
Notes:

About Leaders Summit on Climate: 

  • Leaders Summit on Climate is a conference hosted by the United States(US) President on Earth Day. 
  • The summit coincides with the fifth anniversary of the opening of the Paris Agreement on climate change for signature. 
  • Further, the summit is also a precursor to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) that will take place later this year in Glasgow. 
  • India-U.S. climate and clean energy Agenda 2030 Partnership was announced at this Leaders Summit on Climate. 
  • Goals of the Partnership: 
  • Firstly, to mobilise finance and speed clean energy deployment; 
  • Secondly, to demonstrate and scale innovative clean technologies needed to decarbonise sectors including industry, transportation, power, and buildings. 
  • Thirdly, to build capacity to measure, manage and adapt to the risks of climate-related impacts. 

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Source: The Hindu