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Discuss the relationship between climate change and energy security in the context of India, explain the key issues involved and suggest solutions.

Topic:  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

3.Discuss the relationship between climate change and energy security in the context of India, explain the key issues involved and suggest solutions.(250 words)

Reference:  pib.gov.in 

Why this question:

The question is in the backdrop of the speech rendered by Dr.Anil Kakodkar on the occasion of National Technology Day.

Key demand of the question:

Explain in detail the relationship between climate change and energy security in the context of India, highlight the key issues involved and suggest solutions to address the same.

Directive:

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:

Introduction:

Start by explaining what you understand by climate change and energy security.

Body:

Highlight the need for dealing with energy needs in the context of climate crisis. Explain the correlation between HDI and Per Capita Energy Consumption. Emphasize on the need to strike a balance between enhancing the quality of human life as well as keeping a control over the climate crisis. Comment on the aspects of action required.

Conclusion:

Conclude by suggesting solutions; explain that interaction between energy security and climate change at a national level can be an important influence on the positions taken by nation states at international negotiations and that there is need to recognise it and work on it.