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21. Consider the following statements about the Belmont Forum Secretariat :

1. The Belmont Forum, created in 2009, is a high level group of the world's major and emerging funders of global environmental change research and international science councils.

2. India is a member of Belmont Forum.

3. Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change represents India in the Belmont Forum since 2012.

Which of the above statements is/are correct ?


  1. d) All f the above
  2. a) 1 and 3 only

  3. b) 2 and 3 only

  4. c) 1 and 2 only


Solution

The correct option is D

c) 1 and 2 only


Answer : C

Explanation :

The Belmont Forum, created in 2009, is a high level group of the world's major and emerging funders of global environmental change research and international science councils. It provides an opportunity to identify study and deliver international environmental research priorities, for the society, in an accelerated way through trans­national research collaboration between natural and social scientists and alignment of international resources.

India is a member of Belmont Forum, besides Australia, Brazil, Canada, European Commission, France, Germany, Japan, Netherland, South Africa, UK and USA etc. Ministry of Earth Science (MoES), represents India in the Belmont Forum since 2012.

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