Climate Change

Environment & Climate Change terms for UPSC Prelims And Mains

Glossary Of Environment And Climate Change Terms

Abrupt Climate Change An abrupt climate change is considered to be a change that takes place within a period of time that is fast relative to the cause of the change. For example, the climate change caused by the eruptions of Krakatoa changed the global climate within a year. This was abrupt given that the …

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Global climatic events and Indian Monsoon

Daily PIB News (October 1, 2020): Global Climatic events Of Last 3200 Years May Have Caused Variations In Indian Monsoon

Global climatic events like the Roman Warm Period, Medieval Climate Anomaly, and the Little Ice Age may have had significant impacts on India’s landscape, vegetation, and socio-economic growth, with abrupt shifts in the Indian Summer Monsoon (ISM) coinciding with these climatic events. A new study by the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), an autonomous …

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Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework (CSCAF 2.0)

Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C) on September 11 launched the Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework (CSCAF) 2.0, along with the ‘Streets for People Challenge’ in a virtual event organized by the Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). The Objective Of Climate Smart Cities Assessment …

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United in Science

The Paris climate agreement seeks to limit global warming to 1.5℃ this century. A new report, titled United in Science by the World Meteorological Organisation warns this limit may be exceeded by 2024 — and the risk is growing. This first overshoot beyond 1.5℃ would be temporary, likely aided by a major climate anomaly such …

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Enhancing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for Food Systems

Enhancing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for Food Systems, is a new report  published on September 1 by WWF, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), EAT and Climate Focus. The report finds countries are missing significant opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and identifies 16 ways policymakers could take more action, from farm to fork. Currently, diets …

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UPSCIAS 2020 Prelim Model Questions Series 01

Green Banks And Green Bonds: Two Important Financial Vehicles for Green Solutions

Green Finance is a systematic programme which involves multiple stakeholders. These stakeholders are regulatory agencies, government and financial institutions. In India, banks and non-banking financial companies have played the most important role for financing green projects. Following are some of the important areas which are globally eligible to receive green financing: Sustainable Land Use Management …

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UN Bodies On Climate Change & Environment

General Studies Environment 01: for Prelims and Mains, Issue: UN Bodies on Climate Change. UNEP UNEP is the UN Environment Programme, the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. UNFCCC As for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), this document …

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Emissions Gap Report 2019

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released the tenth edition of Emission Gap Report on November 26, 2019. The Emission Gap Report 2019 provides the latest assessment of scientific studies on current and estimated future greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions compares these with the emission levels permissible for the world to progress on a least-cost pathway …

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