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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


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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