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23/06/2022 - Environment

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June 23, 2022

India needs to adopt a rigorous dashboard based approach towards environmental indicators in the country. Do you agree with this view? Comment (200 Words)

Refer - The Hindu

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IAS Parliament 9 days

KEY POINTS

·        For a government acutely sensitive to global rankings, the latest Environmental Performance Index (EPI) placing India last among all 180 assessed countries has naturally touched a raw nerve.

·        Unsurprisingly, the EPI ranking and scores have been rejected by the Union Government as based on “unfounded assumptions”, “surmises” and “unscientific methods.”

·        Within the overall climate score, India does better in sub-metrics such as growth rates for black carbon, methane and fluorinated gases, and greenhouse gas emissions based on their intensity and per capita volumes.

·        The Index rates the country low on projected green house gas (GHG) emissions for mid-century, a target for Net Zero emissions.

·        This projection has met with strong protest from India, which has faulted the EPI for introducing a new metric on climate with increased weight in the calculation compared to the 2020 assessment.

·        The country has protested that the new India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2021 was not factored in as part of the biodiversity metric. Wetland loss prevention is among the best scores for India, at 62.

·        The national policy of achieving Net Zero emissions by 2070 provides a longer timeline for a coal phaseout, but other areas can benefit from policies that prevent a carbon lock-in effect.

 

K. V. A 14 days

Pls review

IAS Parliament 13 days

Good attempt. Try to include data to support your arguments. Keep Writing.

Sathishkumar 14 days

give elaborate review

IAS Parliament 14 days

Definition of the dashboard is not required and include data to support your arguments. Keep Writing.

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