Q. With reference to High Ambition Coalition, consider the following statements:
1. It aims to promote an international agreement to protect at least 30 % of the of world’s land and ocean by 2030 (30×30 target).
2. India is the first BRICS country to join the High Ambition Coalition.
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: C
Notes:

Statement 1 is correct: The High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People was initiated at the “One Planet Summit” in Paris in January 2021. The coalition aims to promote an international agreement to protect at least 30 % of the of world’s land and ocean by 2030 (30×30 target). 

Statement 2 is correct: At present, the group has more than 70 countries encouraging the adoption of the global goal to protect 30×30. The members of HAC currently include a mix of countries in the global north and south. These include European, Latin American, Africa and Asia countries are among the members. 

India is the first BRICS country to join the HAC. 

Source: India Joins High Ambition Coalition (HAC) for Nature and People