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  1. In 2020 which country became the first country in the world to sell more electric vehicles than diesel or petrol cars?
  2. In which Japanese city was an agreement signed in 1997 in which countries promised to reduce their combined greenhouse gas emissions?
  3. Which layer of the Earth's stratosphere, discovered in 1913 by the French physicists, absorbs most of the Sun's ultraviolet radiation?
  4. What is the nationality of environmental activist Greta Thunberg?
  5. In 2010 the Green Party's Caroline Lucas became an MP in which English city?

  6. Which adjective is used to describe an object capable of being decomposed by bacteria and hence avoiding pollution?
  7. In which country was the Rainbow Warrior sunk on its way to protest against a planned French nuclear test in 1985?
  8. What directly contributes to the greenhouse effect more than carbon dioxide and methane?
  9. Which country generates the largest amount of solar power in the world?
  10. What sort of rain is caused by emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide which react with the water molecules in the atmosphere?
  11. In October 2011 which part of the UK became the first to introduce a charge on most single-use carrier bags?
  12. Which animal is the primary culprit when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions?
  13. What name is given to the scientific study of living organisms and their relationships to one another and their environment?
  14. Which global environmental movemement is often abbreviated as XR?
  15. What is the nickname of environmental activist Daniel Marc Hooper who's best known for his protest against the expansion of the A30 road in 1996?
  16. PV is the conversion of light into electricity using semiconducting materials, what does PV stand for?
  17. Greenpeace was founded in which country in 1969?
  18. How many pieces of plastic particles are there estimated to be currently floating around in world’s oceans: (a) 500 million, (b) 5 billion, or (c) 5 trillion?
  19. In which year in the UK did renewables plus nuclear power generate more power than gas and coal combined for the first time ever?
  20. What is the name of the device fitted to car exhausts to reduce pollution?
  21. Which of the folllowing takes the longest time to decompose: (a) disposable nappies, (b) aluminium cans, (c) plastic bottles, or (d) glass bottles?
  22. What name is given to the annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection?
  23. Which musician is an advocate of rainforest preservation, having launched the Rainforest Foundation Fund in 1987?
  24. Which car manufactured by Nissan was the world's top selling battery electric car in 2019?
  25. Which country contributes most cities in the list of the world's 10 worst polluted cities?
  26. In 2020 the UK government confirmed a ban on plastic straws, drinks stirrers, and what other single use plastic item?


  1. Norway
  2. Kyoto
  3. Ozone layer
  4. Swedish
  5. Brighton and Hove (constituency of Brighton Pavilion)
  6. Biodegradable
  7. New Zealand (Auckland Harbour)
  8. Water vapour
  9. China
  10. Acid rain
  11. Wales
  12. Cattle/cows (by producing methane)
  13. Ecology
  14. Extinction Rebellion
  15. Swampy
  16. Photovoltaics
  17. Canada (in Vancouver)
  18. (c) 5 trillion
  19. 2017 (June)
  20. Catalytic convertor
  21. (d) Glass bottles (Glass bottles: time to break down is one million years; disposable nappies: 450 years; plastic bottles: 450 years; aluminium cans: 80-200 years)
  22. Earth Day
  23. Sting
  24. LEAF (Nissan LEAF)
  25. India
  26. Cotton buds