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Mumbai among 31 cities of the world to sign the C40 Urban Nature Declaration

Mumbai is among the world's greatest 31 cities that have signed the C40 Urban Nature Declaration which aims at creating more public green and blue spaces. This initiative has been taken up with a view of making these metropolises greener in the coming years. Apart from this, this decision is expected to speed up the existing efforts to make communities healthier, improve air quality and help protect towns from the dire consequences of climate change, such as extreme heat, flooding and drought.

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Pollution levels beyond 'permissible limits' in capitals like Lucknow & Mumbai, despite lockdown

An analysis released on Wednesday by Climate Trends, a Delhi-based climate communications initiative, showed that pollution in many regions remained above the permissible limits, despite the lockdown. This research included major capital cities and further, alarming PM concentration levels were noticed in Lucknow, Mumbai and Delhi.
The analysis was prepared by researchers who compared air quality data during the lockdown period in Delhi, Lucknow, Mumbai and Kolkata, as stated by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
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Mumbai's Aarey Milk Colony now labeled a forest under the aegis of the Forest Department

Aarey Milk Colony was inaugurated for dairy development and marketing in 1951 by the then Prime Minister of India. This area was the brainchild of Ramon Magsaysay Awardee- Dara Khurody and it cropped up due to the increasing demands of milk as Mumbai became the epicentre of rapid urbanisation in India. It was renamed 'Aarey Forest' in 2020 in a bid to protect the green cover of this city from further damages emanating from the urbanisation projects. Let us find out how well Mumbai's Lungs are faring during this pandemic!

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Kanpur, Jaipur, Lucknow & Mumbai tagged as 'environmentally vulnerable' cities by Maplecroft study

Indian cities have been facing environmental challenges, such as heatwaves and untimely rainfall, for several years now and these issues have been attributed to their dense population and high pollution levels. Backing these observations is a recent, 37-page report on 'City Risk Analysis' in the Environmental Risk Outlook 2021 study by Verisk Maplecroft. As per this report, Kanpur has been ranked 10th, followed by Jaipur (22nd), Lucknow (24th) and Mumbai (27th). With 43 Indian cities in the top 100, our country is the most at-risk nation in the world!

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