Mains Current Affairs (Environment)

Another cyclone is expected to hit the eastern coast of India after Cyclone Tauktae ravaged through the western coast of India.

The Union environment ministry called for expressions of interest from consultancies to prepare a draft comprehensive amendment to the Indian Forest Act 1927.

In what appears to a re-run of recent developments in Little Andaman Island, more than 150 sq. km. of land is being made available for Phase I of a NITI Aayog-piloted ‘holistic’ and ‘sustainable’ vision for Great Nicobar Island, the southernmost in the Andaman and Nicobar group. 

Saksham campaign

15th Mar, 2021

Recently, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas launched the month-long fuel conservation awareness campaign Saksham.

Rampant poaching and mushrooming international wildlife trade fuelled by Chinese poachers, has resulted in the dwindling population of pangolins in Cameroon and other parts of the world.

The agriculture sector’s massive greenhouse gas emissions pose a threat to India’s green transition. There is an urgent need for a transition to climate-smart crops.

As the world completes five years of the historic Paris Climate Agreement, India has called for greater global investment in the country’s clean energy future. 

With India-China relations hitting its lowest point since the 1962 war, border infrastructure has come under intense scrutiny.

Forests help mitigate the impacts of climate change, provide economic benefits for the country, and meet specific facets of India’s sustainable development goals.

The United States has officially withdrawn from the Paris Agreement

  • Xi Jinping has promised China would be carbon net-zero by 2060, and apparently advanced the deadline for reaching emissions peak.

Delhi’s overall air quality, which currently lies in the ‘moderate’ category, is all set to deteriorate in the coming days due to a spike in stubbing burning activity across northwest India and other meteorological conditions.

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