Mumbai City Chosen as Member of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

Mumbai City Chosen as Member of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

Mumbai has been officially declared a member city of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. This is a network of the globe’s megacities that are committed to taking up the issue of climate change. Member cities collaborate on sharing knowledge and help draft measurable and sustainable action on climate change.

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Maharashtra’s Tourism and Environment Minister, Aaditya Thackeray posted the good news on Twitter. “Happy to inform all the climate change action believers that I have received a confirmation mail on a unanimous vote to accept Mumbai@c40cities member cities. We had applied to be a part of this group as we believe that our cities can lead the climate change initiative,” he said.

“We thank @MayorofLA for chairing the steering committee and all the member cities for accepting this application. We are committed to be (sic) a leader in climate change mitigation and adaptation action and will initiate the process for other cities in Maharashtra as well,” Thackeray said in a subsequent tweet. 

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The Environment Minister also said that other major cities in Maharashtra including Pune, Nagpur, and Nashik have the capability to lead on topics relevant to climate change including mitigation measures. 

C40 Cities brings together a total of 97 cities from around the world who pledge to take collective action against climate change to create a more sustainable and greener future. Mayors from the C40 Cities are also committed to delivering goals charted out by the Paris Agreement on a local level. 

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