Climate Change

Lessons To Be Learnt From Uttarakhand Glacier Burst

The Centre and the Uttarakhand government cannot ignore the larger context of the State’s increasing frailty in the face of environmental shocks. Deep gorges and canyons have attracted many hydroelectric projects and dams, with little concern for earthquake risk. Red flags have been raised repeatedly: Moderate quake took place in the region in 1991; 2013 …

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What Climate Agenda Should India Pursue?

India should frame its Climate Policies in such a ways that meet diplomatic, developmental and climate interest simultaneously. Pursuing net-zero emission policy is neither feasible nor advisable. A pledge of net-zero emissions by 2050 will be appreciated by the developed western countries; diplomatic advancements, but such policy, especially if bound by a low, will adversely …

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Should India Pursue Net Zero Emission Policy?

Net Zero Emission The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will release its report in 2021. Updated national pledges on emission limits are expected this year. US President Joe Biden has already placed the climate crisis near the top of its foreign policy agenda. There is plenty at stake for India, including diplomatic, economic and …

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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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