Mumbai: BMC launches six-part online public consultation on climate action plan
The BMC has launched a series of six public consultations as part of the Mumbai Climate Action Plan (MCAP) under preparation.
On August 28, Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray launched a website on the Mumbai climate action plan. Through the website, residents can provide comments and suggestions on the first MCAP. The website provides an information forum where people can read about climate change, other cities’ action plans and the actions needed to tackle it.
Faced with Covid-19, BMC is organizing videoconferences in the form of webinars to discuss various subjects with residents and experts.
On September 2, he started with a discussion on waste management. Over the next four days from Monday, the civic body will hold similar online consultations in the areas of energy efficiency in buildings, sustainable mobility, air quality, urban greening and biodiversity as well as urban flooding and water resource management.
People can also post their suggestions, objections and recommendations on the mcap.mcgm.gov.in portal until September 20.
The MCAP is being prepared with the assistance of the World Resources Institute, India. The BMC is expected to present the MCAP by November, ahead of the 2021 UN climate change conference.
This initiative was taken following Mumbai’s engagement in the “C40 Cities” climate leadership group, of which it became a member last December.
It is one of 97 cities around the world working to develop and implement climate action plans by significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.