[Economy Lecture] GS2: UNFCCC Lima Summit, Paris Summit Post-2020 Kyoto framework for Climate Change & India’s Stand

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India Yearbook
  1. Prologue
  2. L8/P4: IPCC-5th Assessment Report, UNFCCC, Rio Earth Summit
  3. L8/P5: Kyoto to Lima to Paris Post-2020 Climate framework
  4. L8/P6: Climate Finance mechanisms: National and International level


  • On 5th May 2015, my session on environment part-1: National Environment issues-green law panel recommendations. As such environment not my subject but since Economy survey both volumes have chapters on it, I’m covering it.
  • Total about 1:15 hours, split into 5 parts.
  • PowerPoint of the lecture, available at mediafire.com/folder/2bb433i58hp2v/General_Studies_Mrunal
  • Medium of instruction- Hindi.
  • English version not possible for the moment, because I’m required to teach at this batch, in Hindi/Gujarati only. Besides, same content is available in English-text articles or English PPTs on the site.

L8/P4: IPCC-5th Assessment Report, UNFCCC, Rio Earth Summit


  1. recap of the previous lecture
  2. 1992: Earth summit at Rio, Brazil and its 3 important outcomes- biodiversity, climate change and sustainable Development.
  3. Difference between IPCC and UINFCCC
  4. IPCC 5th assessment report: major points.
  5. Ecological overshoot and earth hour.
  6. Impact of rise in anthropogenic greenhouses gases on food security and economic Development.
  7. Ascending descending order of greenhouse gas emission – sourcewise and countrywise.

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/YgA2IdQQyv8

L8/P5: Kyoto to Lima to Paris Post-2020 Climate framework


  1. Kyoto Summit 1997 and its four important annexes
  2. Greenhouse gas: theory / chemistry points on Nitrous oxide, laughing gas, SF6, PFCs and HCFs.
  3. Montreal protocol 1989 on Ozone depletion.
  4. Roadmap for climate change: Kyoto to Qatar to Paris 2015.
  5. Millennium Development goals.
  6. Lima Summit 2014: major outcomes and criticisms
  7. India’s official stand on climate change: (1) CBDR (2) Funding (3) technological transfer
  8. What’s the difference between adaptation and mitigation?
  9. Discussion on mock question for mains: “India’s stand on Post-2020 climate change framework, is guided by its peculiar socio-economic and demographic profile.” Elaborate.

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/PNJpnVGoB-8

L8/P6: Climate Finance mechanisms: National and International level


  1. international climate finance: Kyoto- Clean Development mechanism (CDM) and carbon trading, survey points
  2. Global environment facility at Washington vs. Green climate fund at Songdo, South Korea- what’s the difference?
  3. budget – taxation provisions for combating climate change
  4. case for increasing coal cess further
  5. national action plan on climate change (NAPCC): its sub-missions
  6. Performance-Achieve-Trade (PAT) mechanism
  7. Jawaharlal Nehru national solar mission (JNNSM)- salient features and two controversies –about WTO non-tariff barrier and 2:1 Bundling plan.
  8. national adaptation fund, national reconstruction fund, compensatory afforestation fund
  9. Priority sector lending norms- inclusion on renewable energy projects.
  10. End of climate and infrastructure pillar.

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/fZ7Xz2Ke-KM

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Mrunal recommends

  1. (free) NCERT, NIOS, TN-Books
  2. Environment by ShankarIAS
  3. Indian Polity M.Laxmikanth (Hindi | English)
  4. Art & Culture by Nitin Singhania (Hindi | English)
  5. Spectrum: Modern History (Hindi | English)
  6. Bipin Chandra: Post Independence
  7. Fast-track to Arithmetic Rajesh Verma
  8. MK Pandey’s Analytical Reasoning
  9. Disha’s Topicwise Paperset (Hindi | English)
  10. School Atlas
  11. Mains: Language papers
  1. (free) NCERT, NIOS, TN-Books 4 History,Geo,Sci
  2. Indian Polity M.Laxmikanth (Hindi | English)
  3. Spectrum: Modern History (Hindi | English)
  4. Maths: Quantam CAT Sarvesh Kumar
  5. Objective General English SP Bakshi
  6. Word Power made Easy -Norman Lowe
  7. Topic wise Solved Paperset by Disha

So far 51 Comments posted

  1. chintan

    thank you sir…
    hope that now 1 or 2 lec.remains before prelims.
    bcaz its intrupt the schedule for reading.
    before 1 month you said that lectures will complete till mid June..and continue flow of lec so can’t manage yet
    u r god for economy preparation..thanks a lot

  2. satyajit

    Sir how much lectures are remained and when we get article

  3. Liakat Ali

    Thanks mrunal sir….I was waiting eagerly for ur post….and checked so many times and now finally found that u have posted it…ur lectures are so precious to me that I can’t explain in words… u have given ur great support to aspirants likes me who were very weak in economy… and now after reading ur articles and watching ur lectures…I am very much confident in economy… u have made it very simple and easy also…This thanks is very small in front of ur great hard work which u r doing unconditionally… Thank you very much sir

  4. INSAT

    Please Post Current affairs topic list ASAP. 🙂

  5. Arjun

    thank you for the wonderful lectures sir..!!
    Waiting for more awesomeness..!!

  6. saba alam

    Thanks a lot for covering Environment section that too in such detail and interesting manner.
    We request you Mrunal – the Great, after completing lectures for Prelims PLZ PLZ do write & upload articles for GS MAINS bcoz we r now so busy in covering prelims Syllabus and revisions.
    Hope U will definitely help us in mains also with same energy.

    NOTE: Though I have taken coaching classes previously in Delhi but it is u and ur Team that make me more mature and confident worth to clear CIVIL SERVICES.

    Following ur guidance I cleared IBPS INTERVIEW.

    1. munna

      congrtss for passing intrvw

  7. saba alam

    Sir I tried to download ppts from mediafire.com/folder/2bb433i58hp2v/General_Studies_Mrunal

    but L8_Environment FOLDER shows only the two previous Files :



    Plz fix the problem.

  8. swapnil

    L8_P2_Environment_Climate_Finance – contain all lectures p2,p3,p4

  9. pheonix

    thanks sir !

  10. sushant

    sir and friends today I had. ssc paper of combined recruitment of sub inspector in Delhi police, capf and assistant sub inspector in cisf
    notification mentioned 2 paper s but our exam centre conducted only 1paper? ?????? my hallticket mentioned only paper 1??
    sir tell friends whats the matter??

  11. Rocky

    Plz cover as many subject/topics as u can
    Becos I have seen /attended others classes / bids
    But ur lec are exceptionally good

  12. vijay

    Good afternoon sir,
    In spl. advt 52/2015 dtd 20.6.15 given by upsc for assistant provident fund commissioner (epfo) vacancy,
    It is said that epfo is a statutory body and service under it will not be treated as govt. Service.

    Req confirm this service is govt. Service or not ?


    1. Prakash

      That clause is for determining the eligibility of existing epfo employees.

  13. sunny mishra

    tremendous n commendable work

  14. saba alam

    Yes Dear but P5 & P6 r missing.

  15. Tejas

    Pls tell me sir which magazine should I read to cover fully syllabus for upsc for current affairs without the Hindu…???? Last time when exam near…..

  16. tanu

    The different tricks used to make us memorise.. the funny movie posters and cartoons.
    Highly appreciable.!!!
    thanks a lot mrunal.org , mrunal sir and rajtanil mam.

    frankly, it would have been impossible to cover these many topics so easily and in such a relaxed and comprehensive manner.

  17. varsha

    i have not seen geography videos by mrunal sir….can anyone tell me should i see whole videos ……..i dont know…..plz tell me….i m very frightened by geography…..plz suggest…thanx in advance

  18. Monali

    Thank you. Amazing work.

  19. sowjanya sharma

    Thanku soooooo soooo much

  20. King

    Thank you so much sir….

  21. Jay

    Sir. Plz upload current affairs archive of May…. !!! Thanks…


    fromwhere start prep ogf ias

  23. Kushagra Singla

    Please post Current Affairs…

  24. ZAID

    Sir I tried to download ppts from mediafire.com/folder/2bb433i58hp2v/General_Studies_Mrunal

    but L8_Environment FOLDER shows only the two previous Files :



    Plz fix the problem.

    1. Mrunal

      yes those two files contain all the matter that is discussed in the three videos.

      1. ishu

        my economics was not so good and i have fear for that but after listening to ur lectures all doubts are clear.
        thankuu sir..for ur selfless effort. this is more than any coaching or college teacher can make us understand.
        especially ur slides are made in such a way that we easily got the things. i liked ur way of teaching.
        sir, kash aapke jaise teacher har state me ho..
        god bless u.!!!!! may u get all the successes in ur life..

      2. ABHISHEK

        now how many lecture still remain to complete the economic lecture. sir please discuss

  25. manu

    Does the rbi bring any change in bank rate to tacle inflation?

  26. Sahu G

    Thank u very much Mrunal sir for ur selfless effort.!!

  27. Harshad Narkar

    What is your Message? Search before asking questions & confine discussions to exams related matter only.
    sir,history lectures kab honge.

  28. kamal

    sir…is there any age relaxation for any central govt employee in civil services examination
    plz help

  29. pradeep

    hi sir…pls post something abt assitant provident fund commissioner syllabus and selectin process

  30. devender

    Mrunal, what about may, June current affairs series??

  31. Rahul puri

    sir till when we can expect ppts of remaining environment lectures

  32. Pradeep Yadav

    sir, are these current affairs enough for rbi assistant exam?

  33. ss

    Sir ,
    I am preparing for up psc but not much available study material in the MKT…..
    And also sylllabous is not clearly given ,.
    Can u plz direct me for the preparation……

  34. danish

    sorry for being out of context, but can some one please explain pre-issue and post issue capital?

  35. Siva kumar

    Sir.. I’m from tamilnadu.. please upload the videos in english also sir as we are not versed with hindi.. this is our kind query to you.. if it happens, it would be a great help to us.. thank you sir..

  36. richa

    Sir one request to you.. Please can you start history and polity lectures.. No matter how long it takes wheather it will be completed before prelims or not.. But ur and ur team is doing great job and it is very useful to me..

  37. x men

    Sir,some slides are blank and in some content is missing

  38. karan virk

    Assistant commissioner provident fund forum link is not working,, please sort it out,,

  39. Manoj

    Hi Sir i have been following from quite some time…and im from Andhra Pradesh…i have heard some excellent reviews for your Economy and Geography videos…i hav also witnessed my friends who watched your videos are having a pretty clear view about the concept.
    But my problem is im not that good with hindi…i can understand few but i cannot concentrate perfectly i tried listening but i couldnt it cleared. will you be uploading any videos in english sir????

  40. Chandini

    Sir, right now i m taking civil coaching and i jst want to crack civils for first time but i dont no that how to expect questions in prelims,so plz sir can u give me some tips,how to start my preparations.so please give me your suggestions sir

  41. vibhu

    Dear Mrunal sir,

    I am eagerly waiting for your update on PIN, DIN etc for the month of May and June. By when you going to upload it??

  42. RAJESH

    Sir, please give current affair notes

  43. jigisha

    Please, anybody, tell me from where to download 2016 world history PPT by Pratik sir. Thank you.

  44. Kuldeep Mishra

    Sir, I’m from science stream. please tell me how to prepare polity for optional. thank you

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