Consider the following statements about Paris Agreement:

  1. The objective of the agreement is to keep the global average temperature increase to below 2 degrees
  2. India has signed as well as ratified the Paris Agreement

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Both are correct statements
India ratified the agreement on 2 Oct, 2016. India ratified the Paris Agreement on Climate Change by depositing the instrument of ratification with the United Nations on Sunday, the 147th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. With this, India has become the 62nd country to ratify the agreement. The agreement will enter into force one month after 55 countries that account for 55 percent of global emissions ratify the agreement. The objective of the agreement is to keep the global average temperature increase to below 2 degrees while “pursuing efforts” to keep it below 1.5.

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