Page-11 of GS-III: Conservation Environmental Pollution Degradation

Water Scarcity & Atal Bhujal Yojana

India accounts for 16 percent of the world’s population while it has just 4 percent of the world’s water resources. With the rise in population, the demand for water is likely to increase manifold. The Central Water Commission estimates that ..

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Degradation of the Amazon Basin

The Amazon basin is the world’s largest repository of biodiversity producing about twenty percent of the world’s flow of freshwater. However, it has been under threat due to deforestation and burning. Earlier in 2019, the Amazon witnessed wildfires and as ..

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Climate Change & EU’s Plan

The talks in Madrid to define rules of a new carbon market to be set under the Paris Agreement resulted in a failure. It was not able persuade countries to increase scale of climate actions after scientific assessments show that ..

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Harnessing Natural Gas

Natural gas is the cleanest and most efficient fossil fuel and India looks to harness it with the 2600 km Urja Ganga pipeline project. It aims to connect states of Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha. Another significant project which ..

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Failure of CoP25

The UNFCCC was adopted in 1992 to stablize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere to prevent anthropogenic interference with the climate system. Since then, the negotiations have been on a downward path. CoP 25 had a deliverable to frame rules ..

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Briefly discuss about the coastal regulation guidelines in light of Mumbai’s coastal road project.

The coastal stretches of seas, bays, estuaries, creeks, rivers and back waters influenced by tidal action were declared “Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ)” in 1991. India has created institutional mechanisms such as National Coastal Zone Management Authority (NCZMA) and State Coastal ..

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