LIFE-Lifestyle for Environment Movement

The ‘Lifestyle for the Environment (LiFE) Movement’ was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is a global initiative whose vision is to live a lifestyle that keeps in line with the planet and does not cause any harm to it. This launch has initiated ‘LiFE Global Call for Papers’ inviting various suggestions and ideas from universities, academics, research institutions, etc, to influence communities, individuals, and organizations from across the world to adopt a lifestyle that would be environment-conscious.

Where was the idea of LiFE first introduced by the Prime Minister?

This idea was first introduced by the PM during the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties COP-26 that was held in Glasgow in 2021. This idea looks to promote an environment-conscious lifestyle that focuses on mindful utilization instead of destructive consumption. Mission LiFE looks to borrow from the past while operating in the present and keeping an eye on the future.

What did the PM highlight about India’s focus on the environment?

The PM highlighted that the forest cover of India is increasing and so is the population of tigers, lions, elephants, leopards, and rhinos. The country’s commitment to reach 40 percent of installed electric capacity from sources that are non-fossil fuel-based has been achieved 9 years in advance. Also, the target of 10 percent ethanol blending has been achieved by the nation 5 months before the target of November 2022. The government is also focusing on renewable energy.

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