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28-Oct -2023

1. Need to strike a delicate balance between development and environmental conservation – Vice President

Topic: GS2 – environmental conservation.

Context:

  • The Vice President emphasized the need for a balance between development and conservation, particularly regarding the importance of forests for tribal communities and sustainable development.
  • He highlighted the importance of preserving biodiversity and passing on a healthy planet to future generations.
  • Stressed the importance of sustainable development and the need to address climate change for a secure future.

Need to strike a delicate balance between development and environmental conservation:

  • Balancing Act: Achieving a balance between development and environmental conservation is essential.
  • Sustainable Development: Development should be sustainable to ensure long-term benefits without harming the environment.
  • Forest Preservation: Protecting natural resources like forests is crucial for biodiversity and sustainability.
  • Well-being of Communities: Environmental conservation must consider the well-being of communities that rely on natural resources.
  • Responsible Stewardship: We are trustees of the planet and must preserve it for future generations.
  • Climate Change: Sustainable development and conservation are critical to combat climate change.
  • Existential Challenge: Unchecked development could threaten the survival of life on the planet.
  • Global Issue: Climate change affects the entire planet and necessitates a global solution.

Way forward:

  • Policy Integration: Integrate environmental concerns into development policies for a comprehensive approach.
  • Sustainable Practices: Promote sustainable practices in industries and agriculture to minimize ecological impact.
  • Education and Awareness: Educate the public about the importance of conservation and responsible consumption.
  • Green Technology: Invest in and incentivize the use of green technologies for cleaner energy and resource management.
  • Ecosystem Restoration: Focus on the restoration of ecosystems to enhance biodiversity and ecological resilience.
  • Global Collaboration: Strengthen international cooperation for addressing transboundary environmental challenges.
  • Legislation and Enforcement: Enforce stringent environmental laws and regulations to deter harmful practices.

Question: Discuss the importance of striking a delicate balance between development and environmental conservation, highlighting the challenges and strategies for achieving sustainability.

Source: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1972131

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