Ecology and Environment for UPSC

All that you wanted to know about CMS COP13

All That You Wanted To Know About the UN Summit On Conservation Of Migratory Birds (CMS COP13)

Every three years, the CMS holds a Conference of Parties (COP). This year’s COP (CMS COP13) is being held in Gandhinagar, India from February 15-22 in Gandhinagar, India. About the CMS The Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) is an international treaty which brings together 130 parties (129 nations plus the European Union) to catalyse and …

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Can Low Carbon Lifestyles Save The Environment?

Development is often pitted against environment. Increase rate of human consumption and rapid pace of industrialization have damaged our environment beyond repair. The consequences are: Turbulent climate behaviour More extreme weather events Global warming Habitat loss Depleted energy resources Ocean warming Air Pollution There is an unprecedented demand for entertainment products. This trend had started …

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Why Some Forest Lands Have No Forest At All, And What Threat They Pose To Local Ecosystem?

General Studies Contemporary Issues 07; UPSC 2020/IAS2020/Ecology & Environment: In India, 29.5% of land classified as forests, does not have any forest cover. This is the finding of the official data on India’s forest cover. According to the India State of Forest Report 2019, some of the officially classified forest lands are either agricultural land …

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General Studies Contemporary Issues 07

Locusts Attack In Winter And Its Links With Climate Change

General Studies Contemporary Issues 07; UPSC 2020/IAS2020/Ecology & Environment: We have enough evidences that suggest that recent Australian bush fires has a clear link with climate change and global warming. Although, bush fires are common in Australia, but increasing level of heat has increased its intensity. Prolonged drought is another factor responsible for uncommon bush …

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Environmental Aspects Of Water Resources Development Activities

General Studies Contemporary Issues 01: According to the ‘Desertification and Land Degradation Atlas of India’ by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), 96.40 Mha area of the country is undergoing process of land degradation i.e., 29.32% of the Total Geographic Area (TGA) of the country during 2011-13, while during 2003-05 the area undergoing process of land …

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UPSCIAS 2020 Prelim Model Questions Series 01

UPSC/IAS 2020: Prelims Model Questions: Series 01 (Environment)

UPSC Prelims 2020 Model 01; IAS 2020; Topic: Environment and Climate Change; Cop25; Sustainable Development Cell, Article 6 Q01. Which of the following facts about the 25th Conference of parties (CoP 25) is/are true? It was originally scheduled to be held in Valprasio, Chile Its venue was shifted to Madrid, Spain COP25 conference took place …

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Prakash Javadekar at COP 25 representing India

General Studies (Environment): What the COP25 Has Achieved, And What It Has Not

General Studies Environment 02, Prelims And Mains; GS Paper III:  The 25th annual talks under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), also known as the Conference of Parties (Cop25), concluded on December 15 in Madrid, Spain. However, the conference failed to live up to the expectations, raised by the the tagline for …

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