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Climate change is a significant challenge for India, with a range of impacts on the country’s environment, society, and economy. While India has made efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change, there is still a long way to go to achieve its goals. Analyse.

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

4. Climate change is a significant challenge for India, with a range of impacts on the country’s environment, society, and economy. While India has made efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change, there is still a long way to go to achieve its goals. Analyse. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 3 and mentioned as part of Mission-2023 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the implications of changing climate on various aspects of Indian region and also evaluate upon the Key actions taken by India towards combating and adapting to climate change.

Directive:

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by defining climate change.

Body:

First, write in detail the implications of changing climate on various aspects of Indian region such as – food security, Agriculture systems, water security, Energy infrastructure and supply, coastal ecosystem etc. Also explain its effect on human health, social issues, cascading of climatic hazards etc.

Then discuss the key actions taken by India towards combating and adapting to climate change. Evaluate their impact. Cite statistics and examples to substantiate.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward on overcoming the above shortcomings.