Watch | What is the Mumbai Climate Action Plan?

Mumbai is ranked among the most polluted cities in India.

Since 1973, Mumbai has witnessed a constant warming trend with an average temperature increase of 0.25°C per decade. Between 1973 and 2020, the city faced 10 heatwaves and two extreme heatwaves.

Mumbai has also seen an increase in flooding in recent years. The floods of 2005, 2014, and 2017 caused significant damage to life and property in the city.

The population of Mumbai is also vulnerable to air pollution, especially in high-risk areas. This includes air pollutants due to poor ventilation, use of non-LPG cooking fuel, or occupational hazards.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is now working towards mitigating all these climate risks. It has launched the Mumbai Climate Action Plan with the aim of making Mumbai a climate-resilient city.

The plan is essentially designed to reduce emissions and meet the climate goals outlined in the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5 °C.

The plan has been drafted by the BMP with support from World Resources Institute India, C40 Cities Network, Climate Voices Maharashtra, and Waatavaran.

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