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We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

Expected Questions on Environment and Biodiversity Part 1

Dr. Manishika Jain in this video covers a variety of topics which are important for 2017. These include the expected questions on environment and biodiversity.

National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC)

  • Addressing climate mitigation and adaptation.
  • The plan identifies 8 core “national missions” running through 2017.
  • 8 Core Missions are:

    • National Solar Mission
    • National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency
    • National Mission on Sustainable Habitat
    • National Water Mission
    • National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem
    • National Mission for a “Green India”
    • National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture
    • National Mission on Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change

National Solar Mission

  • Launched in 2010
  • Target 20, 000 MW of grid connected solar power by 2022
  • Reduce the cost of solar power generation by

    • Long term policy
    • Large scale deployment goals
    • Aggressive R&D
    • Domestic production of critical raw materials, components and products

National Mission for Green India (GIM)

  • GIM is one of the 8 key Missions outlined under National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC)
  • Protecting, enhancing and restoring India’s decreasing forest cover
  • Responding to climate change by mitigation and adaptation measures
  • Decentralized participatory approach
  • Grass root level communities and organizations

National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE)

  • Strengthen the market for energy efficiency by creating conducive regulatory and policy regime
  • Foster innovative and sustainable business models to the energy efficiency sector.
  • 4 initiatives to enhance energy efficiency:

    • Perform Achieve and Trade Scheme (PAT): Regulatory instrument to reduce specific energy consumption in energy intensive industries.
    • Market Transformation for Energy Efficiency (MTEE): Accelerate shift to energy efficient appliances in designated sectors by innovative measures to make the products more affordable.
    • Energy Efficiency Financing Platform (EEFP): Create mechanisms that would help finance demand side management programs in all sectors by capturing future energy savings.
    • Framework for Energy Efficient Economic Development (FEEED): Develop fiscal instruments to promote energy efficiency.

Expected Questions on Environment and Biodiversity Part 2

Dr. Manishika Jain in this video covers a variety of topics which are important for 2017. These include the expected questions on environment and biodiversity.

- Published/Last Modified on: April 2, 2017

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