Environment Questions & Answers for UPSC

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greeds,” – Mahatma Gandhiji. Environment has become one of the focal points in discussions and debate across the globe. The significance of ‘Environment’ as a UPSC topic is also relatively bigger as questions surrounding climate change, ecology, biodiversity are seeing an upward trend in the civil services exam question papers.

This segment covers all your queries w.r.t environment, ecology, biodiversity, climate change and more. Not only will you find answers to a wide range of questions; you would also be able to align your UPSC preparation with these questions.

Benefits of Environment Questions for IAS Exam

The IAS Exam aspirants can get the following benefits while going through the below-mentioned environment questions:

  • It fits all – Questions from a minor issue to an issue that has a global relevance are covered.
  • Doesn’t Discriminate – None of the doubts of the aspirants have been neglected. All doubts that are related to the UPSC examination or are related to the basic knowledge of environment have been answered by UPSC experts.
  • Helps in Prelims, Mains GS 3 and even essay papers – These answers would solve various doubts w.r.t environment-related topics. Hence, these will come handy in all stages of examination.
  • Apart from IAS Exam, these questions can be useful for other government exams as well.
The Stockholm Convention is a legally binding international instrument, designed to lead to gradual decrease of the presence of persistent...
The Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent Procedures is a legally binding instrument, which was adopted on 10th September 1998 by a...
As far as multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) are concerned, the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants is considered a...
The Persistent Organic Pollutants banned under the Stockholm Convention are as follows: Chlordecone Hexabromobiphenyl Hexabromodiphenyl ether...
Depending on the geography of the wetlands, the type of waters present in a wetland can be either freshwater, brackish, or saltwater. A wetland...
The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance is an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands....
Chilika Lake in Orissa and Keoladeo National Park in Rajasthan were recognised as the first Ramsar sites in India. There are 46 Ramsar sites in...
The Lacey Law (also known as the Lacey Act) is a conservation law in the United States that prohibits trade in wildlife, fish, and plants that...
Just about five percent of life on Earth is animals. Overall, 82 percent of life on Earth is made up of plants, 13 percent is bacteria. Among the...
A CITE (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) certificate is a permit granted by an issuing authority that confirms a trade in...
North Korea and South Sudan are the countries which are not part of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). As such...
About 183 countries around the world are party to CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) North Korea and South Sudan are...
The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants is a global treaty that safeguards human health and the wider environment from harmful...
As per latest reports about 184 countries are party to the Stockholm Convention, including the European Union. Notable countries that did not...
The major result of the Stockholm Conference was the creation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).  The United Nations...
By ratifying the Stockholm Convention on January 12 2006, India became a part of the Stockholm Convention. As per latest reports about 184...
The aim of the Stockholm Conference was to reflect a growing interest in conservation issues worldwide and laid the foundation for global...
CITES stands for Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. CITES is a multilateral treaty to protect endangered plants and...
Organic pollution is a type of chemical pollution caused by carbon pollutants, such as liquid manure, sewage treatment sludge, DDT etc. Inorganic...
Persistent organic pollutants affects humans in the following ways: Cancer  Immune system suppression  Decrements in cognitive and...