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UNEA-6 Adopts Resolution on Promoting Sustainable Lifestyle

Why is it in the news?

  • Adopted during United Nations Environment Assembly-sixth session (UNEA-6), the resolution on Promoting Sustainable Lifestyles is spearheaded by India’s Mission LiFE initiative, with co-sponsorship from Sri Lanka and Bolivia.

More about the news

  • The resolution emphasizes the pivotal role of behavioural changes in achieving sustainable development goals, recognizing the importance of altering consumption and production patterns.
  • It acknowledges the groundwork laid by the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) Patterns, which was adopted at Rio+20 in 2012, as a guiding framework for sustainable practices.

The resolution encompasses six key programs focused on sustainability across various sectors:

1) Public Procurement

2) Consumer Information for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP)

3) Tourism

4) Lifestyles and Education

5) Buildings and Construction

6) Food Systems

  • These programs are designed to address different aspects of sustainability and are implemented by the One Planet Network, indicating a comprehensive approach to fostering sustainable practices.
Mission LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment)

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Introduced by India at UNFCCC COP26 in Glasgow, Mission LiFE aims to instigate individual and community-level actions to protect and preserve the environment.

It operates through three distinct phases:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Change in Demand: Focused on encouraging individuals to adopt simple yet impactful environmentally friendly actions in their daily lives.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Change in Supply: Targeting industries and markets to adapt swiftly to the increasing demand for sustainable products and services.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Change in Policy: Advocating for government and industrial policies that support Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) practices.

UNEA (United Nations Environment Assembly)

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Established in 2012 following Rio+20, UNEA serves as the highest-level decision-making body on environmental matters, governing the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Conducting biennial meetings in Nairobi, Kenya, UNEA provides a platform for global collaboration and action on pressing environmental issues.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 At UNEA-6, a Ministerial Declaration was adopted to address the triple planetary crisis encompassing climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, pollution, and waste.


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