Page-3 of GS-III: Conservation Environmental Pollution Degradation
In the light of Vanuatu’s call for globally phasing out of fossil fuels, discuss the impacts of the climate crisis on small island nations. How COP27 address this problem?
The President of Vanuatu, a small pacific island nation recently made a call for first-of-its-kind global treaty for non-proliferation of fossil fuels in the upcoming COP27, to be held at Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt. Threats faced by small island ..
In light of the upcoming COP27 in Egypt, examine the reasons behind countries failing to meet their targets and falling back to coal. What can be done to ensure a climate-friendly solution to the ongoing energy crisis?
The 27th Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is going to be conducted at Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt. As the next round of global climate talks is around the corner, the ..
How significant a contributor is the housing sector to the GHG emissions? What are various government’s initiatives to boost the green housing sector?
Housing is one of the major contributors of greenhouse gas emissions, with around one fourth of the country’s electricity consumption and 20% share in total greenhouse gas emissions. Contribution of Housing in GHG emissions: The share of housing in greenhouse ..
What are the challenges faced by the state governments in transitioning to a greener future? List some initiatives towards this end and some possible solutions to overcome the challenges.
India aims to achieve the target of net zero by 2070 through its nationally determined contributions. The country is going through a phase of energy transition and diversify its energy basket for sustainable development. The energy transition refers to the ..
What are the pros and cons of using biogas to address India’s transportation needs? Suggest some ways to promote its adoption.
There has been an increased focus on biogas production all over the world owing to greater push for greener alternatives of fossil fuels. It is a renewable fuel that is produced by anaerobic digestion of organic waste, primarily consisting of ..
Glaciers in the Alps are melting faster than ever and Himalayan glaciers are melting at the fastest rate in the world. In this context, examine its consequences on the world and the importance of preserving glaciers.
In 2022, glaciers in the Swiss Alps melted more than any other year on record and have lost an average of 6.2% of their ice. Similarly, several studies have concluded that glaciers across the Himalayas are melting at an extraordinary ..