Bengaluru, India (AP) — The Indian government’s flagship program to encourage individual and collective action against climate change was launched Thursday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the UN Secretary-General.
‘Life’ is an acronym for ‘Lifestyle for the Environment’, Mission Life refers to activities such as turning off vehicles at traffic lights, turning off faucets when not in use, and switching to disposable, longer-lasting alternatives. Designed to inspire individual action. Plastic bag. The government estimates that if these measures were implemented nationwide, emissions, water use and waste could be significantly limited.
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The program hopes to “mobilize not only 1 billion Indians, but people from other countries to become individuals practicing sustainable lifestyles,” and the Ministry of Climate Change.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres visited India for a three-day trip to attend the launch of the program in West Gujarat, hoping to “spread the world’s interest” in more sustainable living.
They see the potential benefits of programs like this in reducing emissions, but climate experts are still unclear on how the project will play out.
“On a personal level, Mission Life is a welcome move both ethically and environmentally,” said Nagraj Adve of Teachers Against the Climate Crisis, a climate advocacy group.
However, it complements the program by enabling policies such as raising income and wealth taxes, increasing air ticket prices, promoting renewable energy and increasing public transport to encourage lifestyle change. I have to,” he added.
“It remains to be seen whether the government will work towards all this.”