14 November, 2019
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Syllabus subtopic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
News: The Lancet has published a report titled- ‘Countdown on Health and Climate Change’.
Prelims focus: Key findings of the report.
Mains focus: Concerns and challenges and ways to address them.
Key findings of the report:
Challenges for India:
Need of the hour:
To dramatically reduce emissions by 2050, and to meet multiple Sustainable Development Goals, India must transition away from coal and towards renewable energy. It will also need to enhance public transport, increase use of cleaner fuels, and improve waste management and agricultural production practice.
Source: The Hindu
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