Consider the following statements regarding Minamata Convention:
1. The Convention is an International agreement that addresses specific human activities which are contributing to widespread mercury pollution.
2. The first Conference of the Parties (COP1) was held in 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.
3. India has not yet ratified the Agreement.
4. Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers is the nodal agency for the convention in India.
Which of the above written statements is/are true? Choose the correct code from the options given below:
1 and 3
1, 2 and 3
1, 3 and 4
1, 2, 3 and 4
The first COP was held in September, 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland.
India is a signatory to the convention but it is yet to ratify it.
So, India will take part in the first meeting of the Parties to the Convention as an observer only.
India’s ministry of environment, forest and climate change (MoEFCC) is the nodal department for the convention.