Development partnerships for ecosystem restoration: A new challenge on World Environment Day

  • Published
    7th Jun, 2021

GS-III: Environment

  • Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment.
Context

In the midst of the gloom of pandemic, human systems have always responded with some positivity, thereby, revealing amazing resilience. It is with this spirit of resilience that the United Nations (UN) marks this year’s World Environment Day with the theme of “Ecosystem Restoration”.

On this occasion, UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration is also being launched.

Prelims question:

Consider the following statements regarding the Nature-based solutions:

  1. The concept of nature-based solutions (NBS) refers to actions that are inspired and supported by nature to solve pressing societal challenges.
  2. NBS incorporates a range of ecosystem-based management approaches, integrated coastal zone management, urban agriculture and blue-green infrastructure.
  3. Adopting NBS in urban spaces can also have a significant impact on human health.

Which of the above statements are correct?

  • A.
  • B.
  • C.
  • D.

Mains Question:

The impact of COVID-19 on all 17 SDGs has shown that what began as a health crisis has quickly become a human and socio-economic crisis which makes their achievement all the more urgent and necessary.Discuss. (250 words)

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