New name, new mission! BMC's Env. Dept is now 'Environment & Climate Change Department'

New name, new mission! BMC's Env. Dept is now 'Environment & Climate Change Department'

With a focus on addressing climate change and environmental challenges.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has renamed its Environment Department to the ‘Environment & Climate Change Department’. This initiative has been undertaken to emphasise the civic body's commitment to addressing climate challenges and enhancing environmental protection in Mumbai. 

This change signals the department's renewed mission to combat climate change through comprehensive strategies that promote adaptation, mitigation, and resilience.

New Mission: Building a climate-resilient city by 2050

The newly named Environment & Climate Change Department is dedicated to confronting the significant climate challenges facing Mumbai. As a bustling metropolis with over 12 million residents, Mumbai is particularly susceptible to rising temperatures, severe rainfall, flooding, and tropical cyclones. The threat of sea-level rise further exacerbates these issues.

The department envisions a resilient, thriving Mumbai where the safety, health, and well-being of its citizens are prioritised. Its ambitious goal is to transform Mumbai into a net-zero and climate-resilient city by 2050. This vision involves a fair transition to sustainable practices, significant investments in inclusive and transformative climate solutions, and robust governance to ensure effective implementation.

The department will be led by a Deputy Municipal Commissioner, ensuring streamlined efforts to address environmental challenges and coordinate initiatives across various departments and external agencies. Through this strategic rebranding and focused mission, BMC aims to build a more resilient, sustainable, and vibrant Mumbai for future generations.

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