Aaditya Thackeray – Minister, Maharashtra Govt. :
Today Maharashtra Environment and Climate Change Dept. presented the report of The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to the Cabinet.
We recognise the importance of climate change mitigation and adaptation, and the need to act now.
Cabinet approved the formation of State Council for Climate Change – to be chaired by the Chief Minister
I’m about a month’s time, the Maharashtra Environment and Climate Change Dept. would formulate an climate action plan for our colleague depts like Energy, Transport, UD, Industry etc and seek Cabinet’s approval for the same.
The State Council for Climate Change would monitor & present progress to Cabinet each month
We look forward to interacting with climate scientists, experts, enthusiasts globally while we make progress in the climate action plan.
The time to act is now, and we hope many other states join in.