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Thane Municipal Corporation to work on climate with ICLEI South Asia
August 06, 2008
A half day event was organised by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) for the signing of MoU between ICLEI South Asia and TMC for the Carbon Emissions Reduction project on Climate Change Project under the British Government 'Global Opportunity Fund' (GOF), in Thane (India).
More than 40 local leaders were present including the Honorable Mayor, Honorable Commissioner, Deputy Mayor, Leader of the Opposition Party. From ICLEI South Asia, Mr. Emani Kumar, executive director, Ms.Hansa Patel, Chairperson, Mr.Ravi Ranjan Guru, Project Officer was present. Mr. Anurag Mishra, Sr.Programme Manager, British High Commission and Mr. Ranjit Chauhan, Secretary General, All India Institute of Self-Government were also present.
Honorable Commissioner of Thane spoke on the global issue of climate change and its impacts. He spoke on the project and its main objective of addressing climate change. ' I thank ICLEI SA for choosing Thane Municipal Corporation for this project and assure the full support of TMC in this project' said the Mayor.
Information on Thane
Thane is a city in Maharashtra, India, part of the Mumbai Conurbation, northeastern suburb of Mumbai at the head of the Thane Creek. It is the administrative headquarters of Thane District. The city has an area of 147 sq.km. It had a population of 1.26 million according to the 2001 census. The size of the city has increased manifold in recent years, spurred by a residential boom due to people moving away from the Mumbai city to find affordable homes and good amenities in Thane.
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