India’s disputed compensatory afforestation policy at odds with new IPCC report

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment   Source: TH  Context: India’s compensatory afforestation policy that allows forests in one part to be cut down and replaced with those elsewhere is contested on many grounds.   Background: Afforestation is part of India’s climate pledges – adding a carbon sink of …