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DMPQ: Define following term ( Envt.) a) Green Climate fund b) IPCC c) Kiagali agreement d) Global warming potential

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  1. a) Green Climate fund: It is a fund within the framework of the UNFCCC founded as a mechanism to assist developing countries in adaptation and mitigation practices to counter climate change. It was established in COP 16, held in Cancun. The GCF  is based in the Incheon, South Korea
  2. IPCC:   It is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts.


  1. Kiagali agreement: The Kigali agreement is the amended agreement for HFC reduction. It will be binding on countries from 2019.  All signatory countries are divided into three groups with different timelines to go about reductions of HFCs.


  1. Global warming potential: Global warming potential (GWP) is a relative measure of how much heat a greenhouse gas traps in the atmosphere. It compares the amount of heat trapped by a certain mass of the gas in question to the amount of heat trapped by a similar mass of carbon dioxide.
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