14 February, 2020
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Syllabus subtopic: Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment.
Prelims and Mains focus: about the report and its key highlights
News: “The Future of Earth, 2020” report was released in Bengaluru by the South Asia Future Earth Regional Office, Divecha Centre for Climate Change, and the Indian Institute of Science.
About the report
Key highlights of the report
It has listed five global risks that have the potential to impact and amplify one another in ways that may cascade to create global systemic crisis.
These 5 global risks are:
How are these global risks interrelated?
Strains on food production are expected to increase, as a result of various forces including climate change, biodiversity loss, and a global population on the rise.
Efforts of India in environment education
The National Education Policy (NEP) will address the question of environmental health and education at the school level. Children in the last four years of secondary education will have a reasonable grounding to be sensitive towards the environment. Without it no government rules and policies can be helpful.
Note: to read about NEP, 2019 in detail, clock on the link below:
Source: The Hindu
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