Maharashtra pledges to boost their climate action goals at the COP26 summit

Maharashtra government has signed several drafts to ramp up their climate action goals and made their presence at the Global Climate Conference COP26.


Maharashtra announced that they have joined the UN Race to Resilience campaign and partnered with a non-profit organisation Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), to support the adoption and promotion of Electric Vehicles (EVs) in Maharashtra.

As per the Memorandum, RMI will provide technical assistance to the state to escalate the recently launched Electric vehicle policy.

On signing of the MOU, Aaditya Thackeray, Cabinet Minister for Environment and Climate Change said, "We look forward to furthering our partnership on electric mobility, ZEV, hydrogen fuel and decarbonization our transport sector and the urban renewal sector,".

Akshima Ghate, Senior Director, RMI India praised the efforts of the Maharashtra govt and emphasise the goals of both parties.

"Maharashtra has notified one of the most progressive sub-national EV policies. RMI India is inspired by the Hon'ble Minister's vision for 100% electrification of public transport in the state and is looking forward to bringing together RMI and RMI India's expertise to support the state in decarbonizing its transportation sector," she said.

Mr Thackeray highlighted the urgent need for collective efforts to mitigate climate change and said that Climate action is no longer confined to Environment Depts and we need multilevel, multilateral deep collaboration within governments, partners organisations and citizens.

Source: ndtv

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