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Bihar signed MoU with UNEP

Published on February 15, 2021
Current Context: The Government of Bihar signed MoU with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Bihar signed MoU with UNEP
  • The MoU was signed to have climate resilience and low carbon development in Bihar by 2040.
  • With this, Bihar has become the first Indian state to enter into such an agreement.
  • The UNEP will assist the Bihar State Pollution Control Board (BSPCB).
  • UNEP will offer support for: Preparation of Greenhouse Gas Inventory and analysis of carbon footprint, developing climate impact vulnerability assessments, increasing technical expertise in BSPCB to tackle climate issues.
  • The UNEP will also analyse the state’s action plan on climate change which will help to coordinate India’s action plan on climate change as per the Paris Agreement.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of UNEP: Nairobi, Kenya
    • Dams in Bihar: Kohira Dam (Kohira River) and Nagi Dam (Nagi River)
    • Lake in Bihar: Kanwar Lake, Muchalinda Lake, Ghora Katora Lake

Question: 

Q.1 Which state signed MoU with UNEP to have climate resilience and low carbon development?
a. Bihar
b. Uttar Pradesh
c. Maharashtra
d. Haryana
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