Blueprint of the Mumbai Climate Action Plan to be presented at COP26 in Glasgow

by Web Desk | Published: 14 Sep 2021

Blueprint of the Mumbai Climate Action Plan to be presented at COP26 in Glasgow
The World Resources Institute (India)’s draft of the Mumbai Climate Action Plan (MCAP), which is set to be completed next month will be presented at the upcoming 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in November. It is being speculated that it would possibly take around 3 months for the completion.
 
The online webinar was conducted by WRI (India) under the banner of ‘Connect Karo’ Post the recent public consultations hosted by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), which was the first time that Aaditya Thackeray spoke on MCAP by state environment and climate change Minister, Aaditya Thackeray.
 
Thackeray spoke on a substantial topic under the title ‘Towards a Climate Resilient Mumbai’. “We often contemplate on the future is clean, green and electric, but there will be no future if we do not act on focusing on climate mitigation and adaption plans today. Thackeray stated “With MCAP, we are looking at a progressive plan to transform the city based on ‘ease of living’ contrary to national level notion “ease of doing business”
 
He also underlined his government’s attempts to safeguard the Aarey forest and an estimated 9,800 hectares of mangroves, which have been identified as reserve forest after the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government came to power. “I am quite sure that none of the state governments would take the major step of declaring 800 acres a forest in the middle of a highly urbanized city,” he stated.
 
 
He also added that the suggested State Council for Climate Change, consented to by the Maharashtra cabinet earlier this month, will have weekly meetings to review climate action targets in the state. The Minister pointed out that the actual challenge is in restructuring urbanization by reimagining what accounts for the development. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is convinced that the Development cannot be carried out at the cost of our forests,” the minister said.
 
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