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2) Discuss the aims and strategy envisaged by Charlevoix Blueprint For Healthy Oceans, Seas And Resilient Coastal Communities.(250 words)

TopicConservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

2) Discuss the aims and strategy envisaged by Charlevoix Blueprint For Healthy Oceans, Seas And Resilient Coastal Communities.(250 words)

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Why this question

Oceans and seas, are facing many challenges- acidification, marine pollution, overexploitation of fish stock etc. In this direction, recently, G7 countries, agreed to the  Charlevoix Blueprint For Healthy Oceans, Seas And Resilient Coastal Communities. The question is related to GS 3 syllabus under the following heading-

Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

And also to the GS 2 syllabus under the following heading-

Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

Key demand of the question.

The question simply wants us to mention and describe the aims/ commitments and also discuss how the blueprint wants to achieve those aims- what is the strategy envisaged.

Directive word

Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question- aims and the strategy envisaged by the Charlevoix Blueprint For Healthy Oceans, Seas And Resilient Coastal Communities.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Mention that recently G7 countries agreed to the Charlevoix Blueprint For Healthy Oceans, Seas And Resilient Coastal Communities.

Body-

  • Discuss in points the aims/ targets/ commitments of the Charlevoix Blueprint.
  • E.g pursuing global efforts towards a sustainable and climate-resilient future, in particular reducing emissions while stimulating innovation and economic growth, enhancing adaptive capacity, strengthening resilience and reducing vulnerability to the impacts of climate change while ensuring a just transition to the broad participation of women and girls, both at home and in our commitment to support developing countries.
  • Discuss the strategy envisaged by the Blueprint.

E.g Support better adaptation planning, emergency preparedness and recovery; Support innovative financing for coastal resilience; Increase the availability and sharing of science and data; Address IUU fishing and other drivers of overexploitation of fish stocks etc.

Conclusion – Form a fair, balanced and a concise opinion on the above issue and suggest a way forward- e.g need of all the developed and developing countries together to address the issue holistically.