Topic -Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation,
6) All environmental struggles across the world are caught in sharply divided goals of popular politics and people’s right to live in a safe and sustainable environment. Do you agree. Comment.(250 words)
Why this question
As various scientific reports suggest, the world is not doing enough to bridle the climate change and the threats associated with environmental degradation have only increased with time. The article discusses the reasons for the failure to act as required in order to conserve our environment.
Comment- here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to express our opinion as to whether most of the environmental struggles across the world are affected by the tussle between the popular politics and the people’s right to safe environment, or not. We have to justify our opinion with proper discussion and presentation of valid arguments and facts.
Structure of the answer
Introduction– mention about some of the important environmental struggles/ movements which involved a tussle between the politics and people’s rights. E.g Narmada Bachao, Chipko movement, Niyamgiri Hills people’s struggle etc.
- Bring out the contest between popular politics and people’s right to safe and sustainable environment. E.g Sustainable development goals developed by UN and agreed to by all the nations have been included in the school syllabus in India but their presence is merely nominal in the country; Policy documents include environmental concerns, but prioritise economic growth; In the context of globalisation, most countries propagate competitive nationalism etc.
- Discuss the role of individual people in environmental degradation- driven by materialism, increased incomes, more liberty but lack of sense of duty etc.
Conclusion– based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.