Highlight on Environmental Protection - Expected Questions for 2017 (Download PDF)

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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 and Expected Questions on Environment and Biodiversity Part 1

India State Forest Report 2015

  • Total forest cover in India: 7, 01, 673 sq. km (increased of 3775 sq km)
  • Total forest cover as percentage of geographical area: 21.34%
  • Total tree cover in India: 92, 572 sq. km (increased of 1306 sq. km)
  • Total tree cover as percentage of geographical area: 2.82%
  • State with largest total forest cover: Madhya Pradesh - 77, 462 sq. km
  • State having highest forest cover as % of its area: Mizoram (88.93%)
  • Increase in carbon sink: 103 million tonnes CO2 equivalent
  • Improvement in forest cover in: Tamil Nadu, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala and Karnataka.
Forest Cover Change MAtrix for India Between ISFR 2013 & 2015

Forest Cover Change MAtrix for India Between ISFR 2013 & 2015

Forest Cover Change MAtrix for India Between ISFR 2013 & 2015

Net Change in forest & Tree Cover between 2013&2015 Assessments

Net Change in Forest & Tree Cover between 2013&2015 Assessments

Net Change in forest & Tree Cover between 2013&2015 Assessments

The States/UTs which shown considerably positive change are

The States/UTs Which Shown Considerably Positive Change Are

The States/UTs which shown considerably positive change are

Green Bonds

  • SEBI released Concept paper for issuance of Green Bonds
  • A green bond is like any other bond where a debt instrument is issued by an entity for raising funds from investors.
  • Proceeds of a Green Bond offering are ’ear-marked′ for use towards financing ’green’ projects
  • Raising capital to fund ‘green’ projects, assets or business activities with an environmental benefit, such as renewable energy, low carbon transport etc.
  • It will help fulfil India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions
  • It will help India reach its renewable energy target
Green bond Eligible Projects

Green Bond Eligible Projects

Green bond Eligible Projects

As per video tutorials and lectures at Expected Questions on Environment and Biodiversity Part 2

- Published/Last Modified on: March 30, 2017

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