Q. With reference to Infrastructure for Resilient Island States (IRIS) consider the following statements:
1.This initiative is a part of the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI).
2.It aims at providing climate mitigation efforts for Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
3.It was launched by the Brazil and South Africa.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: A
Notes:

Statement 1: IRIS initiative is a part of the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI).

Statement 2:  It is a flagship strategic initiative that has been designed as an instrument to achieve and deliver resilience and climate adaptation solutions to the SIDS, which are among the most vulnerable and exposed countries.

Statement 3: The statement is incorrect. IRIS was launched at the World Leaders Summit at COP26 by India, UK, Australia, Jamaica, Mauritius and Fiji. It is a joint platform to facilitate cross learning, sharing and engagement on solutions to infrastructure resilience in SIDS.

Source: PIB