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Without taking the impacts of climate change into consideration, today’s urban development gains may be wiped out tomorrow. Examine.

Topic: urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

3. Without taking the impacts of climate change into consideration, today’s urban development gains may be wiped out tomorrow. Examine. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question:

Maharashtra announced that 43 cities across the State will join the UN-backed ‘Race to Zero’ global campaign, which aims to create jobs while meeting goals of climate change and sustainable development.

Key Demand of the question:  

To write about the importance of incorporating the impact of climate change in our urban development plans and taking steps to tackle it.

Directive word: 

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must investigate the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Citing the recent IPCC report – mention the growing concerns of climate change.

Body:

First, in brief, how climate change is impacting modern cities and its predicted impact in the future. Substantiate with examples. Also, mention how the progress made so far maybe be nullified due to the impact of climate change.

Next, write about the steps that are needed in this regard to address it – Climate planning and city planning, Stakeholders and participation, Vulnerability assessment, Monitoring and evaluation etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.