Contents of Environment & Ecology

Contents of Environment & Ecology

UPSC Syllabus:

  • Environmental issues, ecological preservation, conservat ion of
    natural resources and national heritage.

Contents of Our Study Kit

Environment Concept

  • Organisms and the Environment
  • Environment, Habitat and Niche
  • Environmental Factors
  • Ecological Adaptations
  • Population, Biotic Community and Succession
  • Ecosystem: Structure and Function
  • Natural Resources and Their Conservation
  • Biodiversity
  • Pollution and Global Environmental Change

Biodiversity

  • Biosequestration
  • Conservation
  • Commission on Sustainable Development(1992)
  • Nagoya Protocol
  • National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai
  • Project Tiger(1973)
  • The Biological Diversity Act 2002 and Rules 2004
  • Concerns & Issues
  • The biological Diversity Act 2002
  • Biological Diversity Rules 2004
  • Biodiversity Act/rules and Intellectual Property Rights
  • Iprs in the Context of Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmer’s Right Act
  • Recommended Actions
  • The Convention on Biological Diversity (cbd)
  • Country Implementation
  • The International Year of Biodiversity (iyb)
  • Background
  • United Nations Decade on Biodiversity
  • Top 10 Famous Bird Sanctuaries of India
  • Types of Biodiversity
  • Genetic Diversity
  • Species Diversity
  • Ecosystem

Pollution & Environment

  • Capacity Building for Industrial Pollution Management (cbipm)
  • Carbon Capture and Storage (ccs)

Environment Movement

  • United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (1972)
  • Brundtland Commission (1983)
  • The rio Declaration on Environment and Development (1992)
  • Kyoto Protocol (1997)
  • 1997: Rio+5 Conference, New York
  • Johannesburg Summit 2002
  • Copenhagen Climate Council (2007) and Summit (2009)
  • Bali Action
  • 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference

International Initiatives

  • Alliance of Small Island States (aosis)
  • Asia-pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate
  • The International Carbon Action Partnership (icap)
  • Land use, Land-use Change and Forestry
  • Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (redd)
  • The Man and the Biosphere Programme (mab)

National Initiatives

  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Green Development Initiative (GDI)
  • National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC)
  • Ndian Network on Climate Change Assessment
  • The National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR)

Energy

  • Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission
  • Nuclear Power in India
  • Solar Power in India
  • The Energy Conservation Building Code
  • Wind Energy Programme in India

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