Prime Minister Modi to launch LiFE movement on World Environment Day


On the occasion of World Environment Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Lifestyle for the Environment (LiFE) movement, a global initiative, on Friday via video conference.

The move was first proposed by the Prime Minister at COP26, the UN climate summit in Glasgow, last year. According to a statement released by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the campaign will be launched with a “call for papers”, inviting ideas and suggestions from scholars, universities and research institutes to promote a sustainable lifestyle. the environment.

The PMO statement says several top academics and philanthropists will contribute to the program.

“The program will also see the participation of Mr. Bill Gates, co-chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Lord Nicholas Stern, climate economist; Teacher. Cass Sunstein, author of Nudge Theory; Mr. Aniruddha Dasgupta, CEO and President of the World Resources Institute; Ms. Inger Andersen, Global Head of UNEP; Mr. Achim Steiner, Global Head of UNDP and Mr. David Malpass, President of the World Bank, among others,” the PMO said.

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At the COP26 summit, Prime Minister Modi said that India would cut 1 billion tonnes of emissions from forecasts by 2030.

Making five major announcements at the climate change meeting in Glasgow – he called it ‘Panchamrit’ – Modi also agreed to global demands to accept a net zero emissions target, setting a 2070 date for achieving it . India was the biggest emitter, and the only G20 country, not to have announced a net zero target so far, and there was a growing clamor for it to accept one.

That aside, the Prime Minister has significantly increased India’s previous climate targets, mentioned in pledges made during the Paris agreement.

On the occasion of World Environment Day, Prime Minister Modi will also host a session on “Creating a Conscious Planet” with Sadhguru on Friday morning.


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