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Mission LiFE launched at Statue of Unity

Mission LiFE- Importance for UPSC Exam

Mission LiFE: ‘Lifestyle For Environment’ (LiFE) Mission is an important initiative of government to promote sustainable lifestyle among the people of the world. Mission LiFE is important for both UPSC Prelims Exam and UPSC Mains Exam (GS PAPER 2- International Relations and GS PAPER 3- Environment, Climate Change and conservation).

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Mission LiFE: Why was LiFE Mission was in News?

  • Recently, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi attended a bilateral meeting with UN Secretary-General, H.E. Mr Antonio Guterres and subsequently launched Mission LiFE at the Statue of Unity, Ekta Nagar, Kevadia, Gujarat.
  • Congratulatory video messages on the launch of Mission LiFE by the heads of 11 nations representing all regions of the United Nations were also relayed.

 

How was the concept of LiFE Evolved?

  • The concept of LiFE was introduced by the Prime Minister at COP26 at Glasgow on 1 November 2021.
  • On 5 June 2022, on World Environment Day, India furthered the vision of LiFE by launching the LiFE Global Movement, inviting academicians, researchers and start-ups across the world to think about specific and scientific ways in which the full potential of collective action can be harnessed to address the environment crisis.
    • The LiFE movement received record support from global leaders.

 

What is the LiFE movement?

  • About: The idea of LiFE promotes an environment-conscious lifestyle that focuses on ‘mindful and deliberate utilisation’ instead of ‘mindless and destructive consumption.
    • The LiFE Movement is a global initiative for ensuring sustainable lifestyle of human beings and protecting the planet.
    • LiFE Movement global initiative was proposed by the Prime Minister of India at COP26, he UN’s climate summit in Glasgow.
  • Vision: The vision of LiFE is to live a lifestyle that is in tune with our planet and does not harm it.
    • Those who live such a lifestyle are called “Pro-Planet People”.
  • Mission: Mission LiFE borrows from the past, operates in the present and focuses on the future.
    • LiFE initiative uses the concept of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle that are woven into our life.
    • The Circular Economy has been an integral part of India’s culture and lifestyle and LiFE initiative’s mission is to harness this.

 

What is Mission LiFE?

  • Mission LiFE will action the ideas and ideals of LiFE through a mission-mode, scientific and measurable programme and demonstrate India’s commitment to walk the talk on climate change.
  • Mission LiFE is designed with the objective to mobilise at least one billion Indians and other global citizens to take individual and collective action for protecting and preserving the environment in the period 2022 to 2027.
  • Within India, at least 80% of all villages and urban local bodies are aimed to become environment-friendly by 2028.

 

Three-Pronged Strategy of Mission LiFE

Mission LiFE aims at following a three-pronged strategy for changing our collective approach towards sustainability.

  • First is by nudging individuals to practise simple yet effective environment-friendly actions in their daily lives (demand);
  • Second is by enabling industries and markets to respond swiftly to the changing demand (supply) and;
  • Third is to influence government and industrial policy to support both sustainable consumption and production (policy).

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