Current affair diary 13/1/2021

Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of the Ecosystem Services (NCAVES) India Forum-2021

√Ministry: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI).

√The NCAVES Project is funded by the EU.

√Jointly implemented by: United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Secretariat of the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD).

√In India, it is being implemented by: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation in close collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) and the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC).

√India is one of the five countries taking part in this project.

√The other countries being Brazil, China, South Africa and Mexico.

√The participation in the project has helped MoSPI commence the compilation of the Environment Accounts as per the UN-SEEA framework and release environmental accounts in its publication “EnviStats India” on an annual basis since 2018.

?focus area for prelims 2021:
√ concerned ministry
√ countries involved

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