Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
5) The recently released IPCC report has inferred that reduction in global heating would require transformation of food production and land management, in the light of the above statement discuss the interlinkages of climate change and land management and recommend what needs to be done. (250 words)
Why this question:
The article discusses the findings of the recently released IPCC report and its inference.
Demand of the question:
The answer must discuss the interlinkages of climate change and land management and recommend what needs to be done.
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:
In brief quote the key highlights of the IPCC report.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change special report on climate change and land, released in Geneva on Thursday, found limiting global heating to below 2 degree Celsius can only be achieved by reducing emissions from all sectors – including land and food.
It finds the climate crisis is affecting all aspects of food security – including availability, price and nutrition – but that coordinated action to cut global emissions could simultaneously improve land resources, food security and nutrition and help to address hunger.
Discuss the aspect of land; Land use has always been part of conversations on climate change and activities like afforestation have held an important place in the fight against global warming.
Suggest solutions as what needs to be done.
Conclude with significance of the findings and need for urgent action.