Q. “International Consultation and Analysis” is often seen in news is related to?
Explanation: India submitted its first Biennial Update Report (BUR) today, to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), towards fulfillment of the reporting obligation under the Convention.
- As per the provisions of the Convention, countries need to periodically provide information in the form of their National Communication.
- BUR contains national GHG inventory of India for the year 2010, prepared in accordance with the guidelines of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
- As per the rules of UNFCCC, BURs are subjected to an international process known as International Consultation and Analysis (ICA).
- It is a process that includes international scrutiny of BUR in a manner that is non-intrusive, non-punitive and respectful of national sovereignty. All BURs are subjected to ICA process.