Waste management in the city of Mumbai is intricately linked to issues around sanitation, public health, and livelihoods of workers handling waste. The Mumbai Climate Action Plan includes strategies to decentralize waste management through a ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ approach and promote scientific waste disposal and management.
The overall green cover in the city of Mumbai has reduced significantly over the last two decades and the city has some of the lowest per capita green space ratios in India. The Mumbai Climate Action Plan focuses on a scientific approach to increasing the city’s green cover and ensuring inclusive access to green open spaces.
The Mumbai Climate Action Plan’s recommendations on urban floods and water resource management focus on strategies to address water inequity, the need for systematic rainwater harvesting, and adoption of nature-based solutions to tackle increasing flood risks, especially in flood-vulnerable areas of the city.
Mumbai's Climate Action Plan tackles challenges and interventions required for transitioning towards low carbon, energy-efficient infrastructure, and renewable energy systems. Strategies include decentralizing clean energy systems and retrofitting existing infrastructure and encouraging changes in building design to reduce energy consumption.
Mumbai has been ranked among the most polluted cities in India, in terms of air pollution. Based on the assessments of air pollution trends in the city, the Mumbai Climate Action Plan aims to develop mitigation strategies for reducing air pollution, especially in high-risk neighborhoods.
Across Greater Mumbai, walking is the preferred mode for last-mile connectivity for most public transport modes. The Mumbai Climate Action Plan focuses on strategies to improve public transport availability and accessibility along with inclusive planning for non-motorized transport as well as enabling a shift from private to public modes of transport.