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Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.
3) Discuss in brief the composition and objectives of United Nations Environment Assembly also bring out the recent initiatives taken by UNEA to set global Green agenda.(250 words)
Why this question:
The Fourth Environment Assembly of the United Nations was held in Nairobi recently, with special focus on the theme of “Innovative solutions for environmental challenges and sustainable consumption and production”. In this context it becomes necessary for us to ponder on the topic from the point of GS paper III.
Key demand of the question:
The question is to be answered in three sections viz. the structure and composition of the UNEA, Its objectives and then the recent initiatives taken by it.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Explain Briefly the significance of such institutions.
Discuss the composition of the UNEA; world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment. How it addresses the critical environmental challenges facing the world today. Its salient features, mode of working etc.
Then move on to explain the importance of the “Blueprint for change” adopted by the Environment ministers of more than 170 countries under United Nations Environment Assembly recently. The agenda of the meet included – Innovative solutions and sustainable consumption and production patterns to get high priorities to combat increasing pollution, rapid global warming and depletion of resources. improved national resource management strategies with integrated full lifecycle approaches and analysis to achieve resource-efficient and low-carbon economies etc.
Conclude with importance of the institution and its significance in managing the global environment.