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5) To join other nations in the war on carbon, India needs to undertake a comprehensive approach, which can be done by establishing an emissions trading scheme (ETS). Discuss.

Topic:  Environmental pollution

5) To join other nations in the war on carbon, India needs to undertake a comprehensive approach, which can be done by establishing an emissions trading scheme (ETS). Discuss. (250 Words)

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Why this question?

This questions lets you learn about ETS. It is also important for Mains – 2018 as it’s in news in Europe. 

Key demand of the question:

Discuss what’s ETS and how it can help India undertake a comprehensive approach to deal with climate change mitigation efforts.  

Directive Word:

Discuss:  Discuss all dimensions of ETS – definition, features, advantages, disadvantages – for India to combat climate change.  

Structure of Answer:

In the introduction, write why India needs to fight climate change with new tools. 

In the body, in different dimensions (listed above), discuss how ETS helps India. For all parts, give good examples. 

In the conclusion, write what else India needs to do in addition to establishing ETS.