Climate Change Impact on India and World – International Reports, Key Observations, etc.

PM launches Mission LiFE


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: Mission LiFE

Mains level: Read the attached story

Prime Minister, in the presence of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, launched ‘Mission LiFE’ (Lifestyle For Environment).

What is Mission LiFE?

  • NITI Aayog has conceptualized the idea of mission LiFE.
  • It states that the aim of the mission is to follow a three-pronged strategy for changing our collective approach toward sustainability.
  • PM elaborated that Mission LiFE emboldens the spirit of the P3 model i.e. Pro Planet People.
  • The approach of LiFe campaign includes:
  1. Focus on individual behaviours: To make life a mass movement (Jan Andolan).
  2. Co-create globally: Crowdsourcing empirical and scalable ideas
  3. Leverage Local Cultures: Leverage climate-friendly social norms and beliefs of different cultures worldwide to drive the campaign

Understanding Sustainable living

  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the global authority that sets environmental agenda and promotes the implementation of environmental dimension of sustainable development.
  • UNEP says that as the population of the world is increasing the demand for food, fashion, travel, housing, etc also increases.
  • Hence, a sustainable living approach is necessary to make a balance between the needs of the present generation with that of the future.
  • Sustainable living means acknowledging day-to-day life choices and reflecting if there can be alternatives that may impact the environment less.


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