Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
6) What do you understand by a low carbon transport system? Discuss the prospects India holds in transitioning to a low carbon transport system.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is based on the theme of low carbon transport system and significance of the same.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss in detail the prospects of having a low carbon transport system and the positive effects of it on the economy, environment and other aspects of the country.
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:
Define what is low carbon transport system.
Explain the following dimensions in detail:
What is low carbon transport?
What can humans do to be sustainable in transportation?
Is public transport sustainable?
Why is sustainable transport important?
Explain how all of it rests on accessing public service, choosing rapid transit over car driving and supporting electric vehicle transition etc.
Discuss Indian scenario and what needs to be done.
Conclude with way forward.