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Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050: Mumbai became first South Asian City to set target

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Mumbai, Maharashtra announced its detailed framework to ‘zero out carbon emissions by 2050’ and became the first city in South Asia to set such a target. Mumbai’s target is 20 years ahead of India’s target to reach net zero emissions by 2070. Targets also include a 30% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 and 44% reduction by 2040.

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Mumbai set several short-term goals for decarbonisation measures such as electrifying public transport, it plans to adopt 2,100 electric buses by 2023 at a cost of 130 billion rupees (USD $1.7 billion). Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has devised the Mumbai Climate Action Plan (MCAP) as a part of its commitment towards building a climate-resilient city.

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