Environment and Climate change Auditing Guidelines

  1. Meeting of the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs is called
    1. waste management
    2. sustainable Development
    3. clean Development mechanism
    4. forest management strategy
  2. As per the Basel Convention ‘waste’ include all substances that
    1. have no longer any use for people
    2. are either discarded or intended to be discarded
    3. are need to be disposed
    4. All of the above
  3. The sum of all emissions of carbon dioxide which were induced by an entity’s activities in a given timeframe is called
    1. Carbon Footprint
    2. Carbon Intensity
    3. Carbon sinks
    4. none of the above
  4. ‘Carbon Intensity’ denotes which of the following
    1. the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced to support human activities
    2. the linkage of carbon footprint with economic growth and implies growth with equity
    3. certified emission reductions
    4. none of the above
  5. Match the following w.r.t. international protocols and the objects for which they were created
  6. (A) CARTAGENA Protocol (A) conservation and wise use of wetlands
    (B) Vienna Convention(B) control of Transboundary movements of Hazardous wastes and disposal
    (C) RAMSAR Convention(C) binding agreement governing international movement of genetically modified organisms
    (D) Basel Convention(D) Protection of ozone layer
    1. A-D; B-A; C-B; D-C
    2. A-B; B-A; C-D; D-C
    3. A-C; B-D; C-A; D-B
    4. none of the above
  7. Which protocol that laid down individual emission limitations and reduction commitment of greenhouse gases?
    1. UN convention on Environment and Development
    2. Kyoto protocol
    3. World summit on sustainable development
    4. none of the above
  8. The objective of CBD is to ensure
    1. conservation of biological diversity
    2. sustainable use of its components
    3. promotion of a fair and equitable sharing of the benefits from the utilization of genetic sources
    4. All of the above
  9. Central and state pollution control Boards have been established by
    1. The Environment (Protection) Act 1986
    2. The Air(Pollution and control of Pollution) Act 1986
    3. The water (Prevention and control of Pollution) Act, 1974
    4. none of the above
  10. Which among the following has been enacted in line with the objectives of Stockholm conference, 1972
    1. The Biological Diversity Act, 1972
    2. The National Environment Tribunal
    3. The Air (Pollution and control of Pollution) Act, 1981
    4. None of the above
  11. Find out the incorrect statement w.r.t. “The National Green Tribunal”
    1. The Tribunal is the sole adjudicator of all green laws
    2. The Tribunal allows ‘any person aggrieved, including any representative body organizations to file application for the grant of relief
    3. Adjudication by the green tribunal is final and no appeal is allowed
    4. none of the above
  12. Which among the following is correct as to Environmental Audit
    1. Environmental audit is different from the audit approach practiced by the SAI
    2. The criteria is based on local, national standards but not on global standards
    3. It is an systematic process of obtaining and evaluating information about environmental aspects
    4. none of the above
  13. Performance audit of environmental issues include
    1. Identification of risks caused by pollution to health and environment
    2. existence or adequacy of environmental policies and laws or strategies
    3. compliance with commitments, if entered into or legally obligated with international treaties
    4. All of the above
  14. The performance audit of environmental issues enable the entities
    1. to improve upon their performance
    2. assist policy matters and legislators to rectify the omissions and shortfalls
    3. Contribute to good governance
    4. All of the above
  15. The success of audit of environmental issues would be possible only when the SAI does
    1. the evaluation of the performance entity with reference to established standards and indicators
    2. the evaluation against authentic criteria
    3. both (a) and (b)
    4. either (a) or (b)
  16. Find out the incorrect statement
    1. It is not necessary to have a separate performance audit mandate to conduct environmental audit
    2. Environmental audit is not significantly different from other audits practiced by SAI
    3. The mandate of SAI to undertake environmental audit is w.r.t. the provision of the constitution and not the CAG’s DPC Act
    4. none of the above
  17. The type of organizations and institutions which are subject to environment audit are
    1. Those whose operations directly or indirectly affect the environment positively or negatively
    2. Those with powers to make or influence environment policy formulation and regulation
    3. Those with powers to monitor and control the environmental actions of the others
    4. All of the above
  18. Audit Risk for the environmental audit does not include
    1. Challenge of the samples selected for verification
    2. challenge of the selected criteria on grounds of inapplicability or bias
    3. Technical nature of the activities of the entity
    4. none of the above
  19. While conducting the environmental audit SAI should avoid
    1. using the findings and conclusions on their internal environmental controls to put the entities in a negative light
    2. Doubts about the capability of the audit team in view of the technical nature of the audit
    3. doubts about the competence and independence of the external experts selected to support the audit
    4. none of the above
  20. Present owners being held liable for environmental damage caused by the previous owners match with the following
    1. consequences of violation of environmental rules and regulations
    2. Initiative to prevent, reduce and abate damages to the environment
    3. consequences of vicarious liability imposed by a regulatory body
    4. none of the above
  21. Conservation of components of Bio Diversity out side the natural habitat is
    1. 'In-situ' conservation
    2. 'ex-situ' conservation
    3. Biosphere reserves
    4. none of the above
  22. The water quality monitoring established by CPCB is
    1. Global Environment Monitoring System (GEMS)
    2. Monitoring of Indian National Aquatic Resources System (MINARS)
    3. Yamuna Action Plan (YAP)
    4. All of the above
  23. The Mantra ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ is associated with
    1. Effective waste Management
    2. Environment Impact Assessment
    3. Air quality monitoring programme
    4. none of the above
  24. 'Adaptation' and 'Mitigation' are associated with
    1. Water Pollution
    2. Global warming
    3. Sustainable Forest Management
    4. none of the above
  25. Carbon Dioxide Equivalent is
    1. The emission of a gas, by weight, multiplied by its 'global warming potential'
    2. How much global warming, a greenhouse gas may cause, using carbon dioxide as the base unit
    3. Both (a) and (b)
    4. none of the above
  26. Consider the following statement and find out the incorrect one
    1. MITIGATION tackles the causes of climate change
    2. ADAPTATION seeks to tackle the impacts of climate change
    3. sustainable development refers to non-declining human wellbeing over time
    4. India has ratified the London convention dealing with prevention of marine pollution by dumping wastes

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