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UNDP’s Human Development Report 2020 says, Work with Nature not agai...

  Dec 27, 2020

UNDP’s Human Development Report 2020 says, Work with Nature not against

Q. Why is this in news?

United Nations’ Human Development Index was released recently. Published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), it is a statistical tool which is used to measure a country’s overall achievement in its social and economic dimensions. The social and economic dimensions of a country are based on the health of people, their level of education attainment and their standard of living.

Q. What’s unique about this year’s index?

For the first time, the United Nations Development Programme introduced a new metric to reflect the impact caused by each country’s per-capita carbon emissions and its material footprint, which measures the amount of fossil fuels, metals and other resources used to make the goods and services it consumes.

Q. What does it says about anthropogenic pressures? 

Q. What does report highlights about Human displacement and its link to anthropogenic pressures on the environment?

Q. What is India’s performance in Human development report?

Q. What is Global scenario?

  1. Norway tops the Index . It, however, falls 15 places if the new metric (The Planetary Pressures-adjusted HDI, or PHDI) is used, leaving Ireland at the top of the table.
  2. In fact, 50 countries would drop entirely out of the “very high human development group” category, using this new metric.
  3. Australia falls 72 places in the ranking, while the United States and Canada would fall 45 and 40 places respectively, reflecting their disproportionate impact on natural resources.
  4. China would drop 16 places from its current ranking of 85.

Q. What are the parameters used in Human development Index?

Q. What does it highlights about Learning from locals?

Q. What is Significance of HDR/HDI?

Concept of development, human development index and its parameters! …