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How far do you think the nature based solutions as viable option in dealing with climate change in India? Analyse with suitable illustrations.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

5. How far do you think the nature based solutions as viable option in dealing with climate change in India? Analyse with suitable illustrations. (250 words)

Reference:  Down to Earth

Why the question:

The article explains that recently the G20 countries identify need for sustainable business models to implement nature-based solutions in developing countries; but they lack direction. Thus the question.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss the prospects of nature based solutions as a viable option in dealing with climate change in India.

Directive:

AnalyzeWhen asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with what you understand by Nature-based solutions.

Body:

Nature-based solutions to climate change involve conserving, restoring or better managing ecosystems to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

NbS is a relatively new concept that was widely discussed after the Conference of Parties (CoP) 25. Several countries are already piloting projects based on NbS. But it is still an amateur concept.

Give examples wherein such an option is being exercised.

Take hints from the article and quote case studies to substantiate your answer.

Present the case of India.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.