Topic: population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
3) While there is no single solution for tackling climate change and its ill effects, cities across the world must now develop ability and capacity, and the will to take on the challenge. Elaborate. (250 words)
Why this question:
A study by Climate Central, a US-based climate think tank, said that if spiraling emissions are not brought under control, parts of Mumbai, Surat, Chennai, and Kolkata, will be either underwater or ravaged by recurring floods by 2050. Thus the question.
Key demand of the question:
One must explain the need for cities to invest in resilience. Explain the need and significance.
Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
In brief narrate the context of the question.
Explain the associated issues. With the climate challenge becoming bigger and bigger, it is imperative that cities invest in resilience strategies so that lives, property, and urban infrastructure are not lost due to climate-induced devastations.
Discuss the methods to overcome such challenges.
Conclude with solutions to overcome.