Mumbai Launches India’s First Plan To Combat Climate Change & Save The City From Getting Submerged

by Tania Tarafdar
by Tania Tarafdar 613

Global warming is real and it is high time we pull up our socks and start acting. One of the worst consequences and most visible consequences of global warming is climate change. Saving the planet can seem insurmountable but small steps, done en masse, can show big results. The Maharashtra government is leading the way with the country’s first climate action plan for Mumbai. Maharashtra government has released a 30-year roadmap to tackle the challenges of climate change.

Maharashtra Has Devised A Plan To Combat Climate Change

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray released the plan with short, medium, and long-term goals. The government will work on six focus areas and 24 priority actions in the coastal city. The results will be tracked by the climate change department and reviewed every five years. To combat the consequences, the Maharashtra government has devised a plan that will work on the following:

  • Low-carbon electricity and climate-resilient infrastructure
  • Zero-emission public transport
  • Decentralised waste management
  • Increase green cover
  • Steps for cleaner air
  • Urban flooding & water management

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12 Indian Cities Including Mumbai & Kochi Might Go 3 Feet Underwater

While India is already facing changes in weather patterns and environmental factors, the rising sea levels might submerge 12 cities including Mumbai by the end of this century. A recent survey revealed that Mumbai’s Nariman Point might go 80% underwater. The rising sea levels will contribute to flooding in low-lying areas and coastal erosion with extreme sea-level events. 

Also read: These 5 Indian Islands Are Slowly Disappearing Due To Climate Change & Rising Sea Levels

The melting glaciers in the Himalayas will affect over a billion people. An earlier report by IIT Indore on the glacial hydrology of rivers in the Himalayan Karakoram region concluded that glaciers and snowmelts are the major contributors to flood in the Himalayan regions. 

 

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  • Tania has an unhealthy love for period dramas and a lot of opinions. But the heart wants what it wants. She and yoga are in an eternal relationship. You can see her breaking into yoga asanas in the snow-capped Alps and the Mediterranean Sea coastline. Her friends swear by her food and travel recommendations. Follow her on Instagram @cheer24*7 or @plus.size.life.