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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

Context:

  • 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.

 

Need:

  • 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.

 

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