Q. “Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)” often seen in news is related to which of the following?

[A] Space research

[B] Village health clinics

[C] Green House Gas emissions

[D] Natural farming

Answer: C

Explanation: Nationally determined contributions (NDCs) are at the heart of the Paris Agreement and the achievement of its long-term goals.

  • NDCs embody efforts by each country to reduce national emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change.
  • The Paris Agreement (Article 4, paragraph 2) requires each Party to prepare, communicate and maintain successive nationally determined contributions (NDCs) that it intends to achieve.
  • Parties shall pursue domestic mitigation measures, with the aim of achieving the objectives of such contributions.

Source: Economic Survey