Mumbai becomes first South Asian city to detail net-zero road map

In the next three decades, the city plans to reduce total carbon emissions to zero. Emissions were previously recorded at 23.42 million tons in 2019, or 1.8 tons per inhabitant.

Mumbai becomes first South Asian city to detail net-zero road map
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Mumbai has become the first South Asian city to unveil detailed plans to eliminate carbon emissions entirely by 2050. It has suggested significant changes to how it manages energy, water, air, garbage, green areas, and transportation for its 19 million citizens.

Mumbai, India's richest city, is also a hotbed of poverty, with slums and fishing towns that date back to British control dotting the southern shore. Rising sea levels are predicted to overwhelm those areas of the city by 2050. Climate change might cost the city US$920 million if it continues unabated.