Maharashtra to set up task force on climate change

  1. The Maharashtra government has decided to constitute a task force to study impact of climate change on Mumbai. The taskforce will comprise of local and global experts.
  2. The task force will be set up by the environment department of Maharashtra in coordination with Mumbai First, a non-profit think-thank
  3. The taskforce will study urban flooding in cities like Venice, Geneva and London and measures taken against flooding and unplanned reclamation in these cities.
  4. It also study patterns of climate change and flood management measures taken by leading countries such as the Netherlands.
  5. The taskforce will collaborate with European Climate Change Programme of the European Union to prepare a blueprint.