Q. Consider the following statements regarding “The National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC)”:
1.It was launched in 2018.
2.It consists of eight missions.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B

Explanation: The National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) was released by the Prime Minister on 30th June 2008.

  • It outlines a national strategy that aims to enable the country to adapt to climate change and enhance the ecological sustainability of India ‘s development path.
  • It stresses that maintaining a high growth rate is essential for increasing living standards of the vast majority of people of India and reducing their vulnerability to the impacts of climate change.
  • There are eight ―National Missions which form the core of the National Action Plan.
  • They focus on promoting understanding of climate change, adaptation and mitigation, energy efficiency and natural resource conservation.

Source: https://static.pib.gov.in/WriteReadData/specificdocs/documents/2021/dec/doc202112101.pdf