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India and Climate change

India was the fifth most affected country by climate change: It was not shocking when Germanwatch, an environmental non-profit think tank, reported in 2018, that India was the fifth most affected country by climate change, global

Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI)

CCPI 2024 was released at the COP 28 event in United Arab Emirates. It is an annual report, 1st presented at the COP 11 in 2005. Compiled by – 3 environmental NGO’s German watch, New Climate Institute and

Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA)- Climate change

Climate resilient agriculture has the potential to assure food security, empower farmers, and protect our delicate ecosystems. What is Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA)? It is a comprehensive strategy for managing farmlands, crops, livestock,

Loss and Damage Fund – Climate change DOHA

Recently, Adaptation and Loss and Damage (L&D) are in sharp focus due to intensification of climate crisis. What is the difference between adaptation and L&D? Adaptation L&D It re

Climate Change Performance Index 2023

Climate Change Performance Index 2023 The Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2023 places India eighth. India was ranked tenth in the CCPI 2022. What is the CCPI? Since 2005, Germanwatch, the New Climate Institute, and the Clim

Global Health and Climate Change

Global Health and Climate Change Reliance on fossil fuels, according to the Lancet report on Health and Climate Change: Health at the Mercy of Fossil Fuels, raises the risk of disease, food insecurity, and other heat-related illnesses.

Climate Change and the Rainbow

Climate Change and the Rainbow According to a recent study, the changes in cloud cover and liquid precipitation brought on by higher greenhouse gas emissions are expected to result in a net increase in the mean number of rainbow days worldwide

Climate Change and Health

Climate Change and Health According to a recent Lancet report, over 3,30,000 persons died in India in 2020 as a result of exposure to particulate matter from fossil fuel combustion. Important Findings The report's title is Countdo

CLIMATE CHANGE AND COP 26

CLIMATE CHANGE AND COP 26 Context: Climate change is important for UPSC Prelims and GS Paper 3 and Essay Writing Climate Change is a global emergency and is evident in various forms throughout the world. To protect the planet's proactiv

CLIMATE CHANGE AND COP 26

Climate Change and COP 26 Context: This topic is important for UPSC GS Paper3. In spite of the risks it poses, the climate crisis is yet to get political resonance in India. The 26th United Nations Conference of Parties (COP) in

Study on Countries’ commitment on Climate Change

Study on Countries’ commitment to Climate Change Context: This topic is important for UPSE GS Paper 3. The findings, while optimistic, come amidst the deliberations underway at Glasgow. How effective are climate change pledges made by

Climate Change and Summits

Context: Climate Change is one of the most important topics for UPSC Prelims 2021 and it is also important for Mains Answer Writing for IAS Mains 2021. Hence, AspireIAS has come up with a comprehensive document for Climate Cha

CLIMATE CHANGE AND COP 26

CLIMATE CHANGE AND COP 26 Context: This topic is important for UPSE GS Paper 3 and Essay. The race to tackle global warming At the Glasgow summit, nearly 120 countries will seek consensus on rules to cut emissions, mechanisms to adapt to

CLIMATE CHANGE and COP26 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Glasgow

CLIMATE CHANGE and COP26 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Glasgow Context: HIGHLY Important for Prelims and Mains-ESSAY-GEO OPTIONAL About UNFCCC: The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), was sign

'Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis' IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report

'Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis' IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report The Sixth Assessment Report has been finalised and approved by 234 authors and 195 governments and updates the scientific consensus on extreme weather,

Aerosol and Climate Change

Aerosol and Climate Change Scientists tracing the concentration, size and evolution of aerosol particles smaller than 3 nanometres at an urban location in India have found the frequent formation of sub-3nm aerosol particles in the atmosphe

Climate change has added over 1,000 lakes in Swiss Alps: study

Climate change has added over 1,000 lakes in Swiss Alps: study Glaciers there lost a full 2% of their volume last year alone Climate change has dramatically altered the Swiss Alp landscape — at a quicker pace than expected — as me

Climate Change Impact on Health

Climate Change Impact on Health With the monsoon making a revival over several parts of India, there is a rise in lightning-linked deaths. Over the years, the Home Ministry’s statistics consistently cited lightning as the biggest natural dis

Why do some corals withstand climate change better than others?

Why do some corals withstand climate change better than others? In 2014 and 2015, the brown rice coral in Hawaii was completely bleached, but the blue rice coral recovered quickly after bleaching, and blue coral was unaffected by the elevated o

Methane Emissions- Global Methane Assessment & Climate Change

Methane Emissions- Global Methane Assessment & Climate Change GS-Paper-3: Environment and climate change – UPSC PRELIMS – Mains Application “Human-caused methane emissions must be cut by 45 per cent to avoid the worst effe

Shift in Earth’s Axis-Climate Change

The shift in Earth’s Axis-Climate Change GS-Paper-3: Environment – UPSC PRELIMS – Mains Application A new study has added the shifting of Earth’s axis to the list of consequences of climate change, which already include

Climate Change- Saudi Green Initiative and Middle East Green Initiative

Climate Change- Saudi Green Initiative and Middle East Green Initiative Introduction To combat climate change, Saudi Arabia has launched the Saudi Green Initiative and Middle East Green Initiative. Progress towards goals The two r

EU to Support Southeast Asia against Climate Change

EU's Support to Southeast Asia against Climate Change The European Union (EU) has earmarked millions of euros for supporting climate-friendly development in Southeast Asia after the EU became a “strategic partner” of the&

Data on Climate Change

Data on Climate Vulnerability Ranking by various organizations of India’s Climate Vulnerability Status: HSBC ranking(2018) Placed India at the TOP among 67 nations in Climate vulnerability. Germanwatch(2020) India ranked 5th amo

Global Governance on climate change

Global Governance on climate change Introduction Joe Biden as U.S. President has catapulted climate change to the top of the global agenda, allowing him to keep his promise to “lead a major diplomatic push” to increase global cli

Floods in Dhauliganga River Attributed to Climate Change

Floods in Dhauliganga River Attributed to Climate Change Glacier retreat and permafrost thaw are being touted as possible reasons for the flooding of the Dhauliganga river Environmental experts attributed the Nanda Devi glacial melt to global

Analysis of Climate Change in India

Analysis of Climate Change in India Several parts of north India are in the grip of a severe cold wave. While winter may be longer and harsher in some regions due to La Niña, forecasters suggest that 2021 would still be among the Eart

UPSC Climate Change - The future of Climate Policies

UPSC Climate Change - The future of Climate Policies Context: Climate Change is one of the most important topics for UPSC Prelims 2021 and it is also important for Mains Answer Writing for IAS Mains 2021. Hence, AspireIAS has come up with a compre

5 Year Anniversary on Paris Climate Change Summit

5 year Anniversary of Paris Agreement For complete Climate Change and their summits: Click here Context: Climate Change is one of the most important topics for UPSC Prelims 2021 and it is also important for Mains Answer Writing for IAS Main

Climate Change Knowledge Portal

Climate Change Knowledge Portal Recently, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has launched the ‘India Climate Change Knowledge Portal. Objective: The Portal will help in disseminating knowledge among citizens ab

PARIS commitment: Climate Change  COP21

PARIS commitment: Climate Change COP21 Part of: GS-III- Climate CHANGE (PT-MAINS-PERSONALITY TEST) In 2015 COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aimed at keep

National Action Plan on Climate Change

National Action Plan on Climate Change Part of: GS-III- Climate change (PT-MAINS-PERSONALITY TEST) The National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) was launched in 2008 by the Prime Minister's Council on Cli

Climate change impact on Ungulates

A struggle to co-exist with humans Today, the whopping 750 crores human population has made an impact on most flora and fauna. Taking into consideration this lack of abatement in human population growth, an international team of researchers

Assessment of Climate Change over the Indian Region

Assessment of Climate Change over the Indian Region GS- PAPER-3 Climate change (PT-MAINS-INTERVIEW) Recently, the first Assessment of Climate Change over the Indian Region has been published by the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES). It is India

National Adaptation fund for climate change

National Adaptation fund for climate change The National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC) is a Central Sector Scheme setup in 2015-16. The overall aim of NAFCC is to support concrete adaptation activities which mitigate the adverse effec

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) The IPCC is an international body for the assessment of climate change, it was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The IPC

Steps to control Climate Change – Analysis by Dr.Anil Kakodkar

Steps to control Climate Change – Analysis by Dr.Anil Kakodkar Introduction On the occasion of National Technology Day, a day which marks the anniversary of Pokhran Nuclear Tests of 1998, Former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Chai

UNFCCC and Climate change analysis

United Nation’s COP 26 climate change summit postponed till 2021 Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III- S&T NOTE: Please refer PT KUNJI SECTION for REVISE ENVIRONMENT IN 45 MINUTES BOOKLET. The 26th session of the Conference of the P

Climate change claimed 1,659 lives in 2019, the 7th warmest year on record

Syllabus subtopic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment Prelims and Mains focus: about IMD’s State of Climate Report, 2019 and its findings News: Extreme weather events

Lancet report on climate change

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 f

BASIC MINISTERIAL MEETING ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Context: The 29th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change was held recently in Beijing, China. OUTCOMES: The developed countries to take urgent action to close gaps and provide support to developing nations as a

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