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.
Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
Start with brief context of the question.
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.
Conclude with a range of solutions to address the issue.