Every year, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) celebrates June 5 as the World Environment Day (WED). It is used as a platform to raise awareness about environmental issues such as pollution, overpopulation, global warming, and wildlife crime. Through WED, the UNEP intends to drive change in the consumption patterns of the global population and review international environmental policies. Like last year, this year’s event will also be held virtually. Let us see what’s on the agenda.
The primary reason why electric vehicles (EVs) are projected as the mode of transport for the future is their potential to save the environment. When EVs become more common, air pollution caused by two-wheelers are expected to decrease significantly. But this will only be possible if there is large-scale adoption of EVs, for which, there are a few barriers along the road. The most common one is high prices. While this is true to some extent, EVs cover up their extra cost very early in their lifecycles and can hence contribute to significant savings in the long run.
Manufacturing accounts for nearly 17% of India’s GDP and provides millions with employment in the country. This sector is connected in many ways to several other industries, helping India thrive as an economy. However, one of the biggest issues that the sector has had to deal with is its contribution to industrial pollution and environmental degradation.