India to release list of ideas on lifestyle changes that can be taken up as climate-friendly action | India News

NEW DELHI: India in collaboration with UN bodies will prepare a list of ideas on lifestyle changes that can be taken up as climate-friendly behaviors to face the challenges of climate change. The Top 100 ideas will be collated into a ‘Behavior Change for Climate Action’ repository and disseminated globally. It’ll be presented at a global conference, to be convened by India.
In order to prepare such detailed list as a follow up of the launch of the Mission LiFE (lifestyle for the environment) by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on World Environment Day on Sunday, the environment ministry and NITI Aayog in partnership with global organizations have invited ideas from across the world for international, national or local best practices that can be feasibly scaled-up for driving behavior change.
The idea behind this move is to get a list of behavior-change solutions / ideas aimed to drive climate-friendly behaviors in various sectors including water, transport, food, electricity, recycle and reuse at individuals, communities and organizations levels. Individuals, universities, think tanks, non-profit organizations and others have been invited to submit measurable and scalable solutions.
“Authors of the accepted ideas will be invited to present their work during an international conference in India. Participants are strongly encouraged to submit empirically informed and measurable ideas that can offer implementable solutions while having the potential to be published in reputed academic journals, ”said the Niti Aayog in a statement.
The applications to submit the ideas will remain open at the Aayog’s website till December 31. Authors of the top five ideas will each be awarded with the UN Global LiFE Ambassador award at 27the session of the UN Climate Change conference (COP27) in Sharm el- Sheikh, Egypt later this year by the UNFCCC.
The LiFE movement was launched by the Prime Minister as a global initiative with an aim to promote an environment conscious lifestyle that focuses on ‘mindful and deliberate utilization’ instead of ‘mindless and destructive consumption’.
The idea of ​​LiFE was introduced by him during the 26th session of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow in November last year, underlining how the lifestyle based on mindful consumption of resources is key to face the challenges of climate change.


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