Maharashtra to form State Council for Climate Change
2nd September, 2021 Environment
Note: Use it an example under states initiative to manage climate change crisis
- Mindful of the gravity of the climate change crisis, the Maharashtra government will constitute a State Council for Climate Change.
- The council would be headed by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and co-chaired by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar to deal with climate related challenges affecting Maharashtra.
- Climate change is a pressing and grave issue.
- Facing a climate emergency, as pointed by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report regarding carbon impact.
- Weather patterns had changed dramatically in the State over the past decade.
- Climatic transformation had triggered landslides with greater frequency besides raising temperatures during the summer months and reducing the number of winter days.
How it will work?
- State Environment Ministry would formulate the climate action plan for concerned departments like Energy, Transport, Urban Development, and Industry, and seek the Cabinet’s approval for the same.