PM Modi launched Mission LiFE, Lifestyle For Environment which aims to be India’s signature global initiative at the United Nations to nudge individual and collective action to protect and preserve the environment.
Mission LiFE a global initiative
PM Modi on day 2 of his visit to Gujrat, launched Mission LiFE (Lifestyle For Environment) at the Statue of Unity at Ekta Nagar in Kevadia today (October 20) in presence of United Nations Secretory-General Antonio Guterres. This mission aims to be a global mass movement toward protecting and preserving the environment. Mission LiFE aims at following a three-pronged strategy for changing people’s collective approach towards sustainability. This includes nudging individuals to practice simple yet effective environment-friendly actions in their daily lives (demand), enabling industries and markets to respond swiftly to the changing demand (supply), and to influence government and industrial policy to support both sustainable consumption and production (policy), according to an official release.
PM Modi highlighted the Importance of LiFE
“Some people prefer dropping AC temperatures to 17 degrees, this creates a negative impact on the environment… Our glaciers are melting, rivers are drying up… Mission LIFE will help in fighting climate crisis,” Modi said, addressing the delegates at the event. “Using cycles while going to gyms, doing our bit to change our lifestyles can be of help to the environment,” PM said. “Reuse, reduce and recycling are part of India’s traditions and culture. We need to bring back these practices and work towards making sustainable choices.”
10th Heads of Missions Conference
Later, PM will also address the 10th Heads of Missions Conference, being organized from which is being organized from October 20 to 22 by the Ministry of External Affairs at Kevadia. The conference will bring together 118 heads of Indian Missions (ambassadors and high commissioners) from all over the world. Through its 23 sessions spread over three days, the conference will provide an opportunity to have detailed internal discussions on issues such as contemporary geo-political and geo-economic environment, connectivity, and India’s foreign policy priorities, the release said. The Heads of Missions are currently visiting their respective states to familiarize themselves with India’s Flagship Missions such as those about Aspirational Districts, One District One Product, and Amrit Sarovar Mission, among others.
Bilateral Meet & Development
Projects Later, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have a bilateral meeting with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres at Kevadia in Gujarat. And then in Vyara, PM Modi is scheduled to lay the foundation stone of multiple development initiatives worth over Rs. 1970 crore in Vyara, Tapi. He will lay the foundation stone for the improvement of the road from Saputara to Statue of Unity along with construction of missing links. Other projects to aid global initiative whose foundation stone will be laid include water supply projects worth over Rs 300 crore in Tapi and Narmada districts.
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