Maharashtra Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray on Tuesday announced state’s entry to the United Nations Race to Resilience campaign. Last year, the state government had incurred losses worth $2 billion paid as compensation for those impacted by extreme weather events.
“As India’s most industrialised state, Maharashtra is a crucial voice in building climate resilience in the Global South. By joining the Race to Resilience, Maharashtra aims to be a leading example for regional governments, inspire climate action and sustainable development,” Thackeray told the media at the ongoing 26th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) in this Scottish city.
What is Race to Resilience?
The Race to Resilience is the UN-backed global campaign focuses on helping the most vulnerable, frontline communities to build resilience and adapt to the physical impacts of climate change, such as extreme heat, drought, flooding and sea-level rise.
Maharashtra’s climate change mitigation and adaptation programmes aim to build resilience and a culture of climate action at every level of the government.