Tamil Nadu government signed a MoU with the UNEP

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  • The Tamil Nadu government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) to develop an ‘urban cooling program’ in the state.
  • The collaboration between the State government and UNEP will aim address the rapidly increasing demand for cooling in cities while supporting implementation of initiatives to adapt and counteract rising heat.
  • UNEP will work with the Environment Climate Change and Forest Department, Municipal Administration and Water Supply Department and Housing and Urban Development Department to prepare comprehensive action plans including improved urban design, enhancing green cover in cities, building efficiency measures, extreme heat planning and District cooling.
  • The MoU will help develop and implement comprehensive cityand state-level air quality management decision support systems and plans through scientific evaluation, costeffectiveness analysis, implementation framework, capacity-building and awareness generation.

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