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“Pandemic and rising climate disaster events call governments to devise the Marshall Plan on climate action”, Comment.

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

6. “Pandemic and rising climate disaster events call governments to devise the Marshall Plan on climate action”, Comment. (250 words)

Reference:  Economic Times

Why the question:

The article explains how pandemic and rising climate disaster events call governments to devise the Marshall Plan on climate action.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss the need for devising a Marshall plan on climate change amidst rising incidences of pandemic and rising climate disasters.

Directive:

Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with brief context of the question.

Body:

The answer body must have the following aspects covered:

Importance of climate action – Rising climate disaster events: 2021 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)-National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) study shows that 2020 set a new annual record of 22 weather/climate disaster events, breaking the previous record of 16 events that occurred in 2011 and 2017. India is predicted to shoulder a quarter of the global suffering produced by climate change. Economic potential of climate action: Marketplace for climate solutions is already worth over $1 trillion, and investment is expected to increase to $23 trillion in emerging markets by 2030.

Discuss what the challenges to climate action are.

Suggest what could possibly be a Marshall plan for it.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a range of solutions to address the issue.