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On the occasion of World Environment Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the ‘Lifestyle for the Environment (LiFE) Movement’, a global initiative, via video conferencing.
- The movement was first proposed by the PM during COP26, the UN’s climate summit in Glasgow, last year.
- According to Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the campaign will be launched with a “call for papers”, inviting ideas and suggestions from academics, universities and research institutes for promoting an environmentally conscious lifestyle.
- Several top academics and philanthropists will contribute to the programme.
- The idea promotes an environment-conscious lifestyle that focuses on mindful and deliberate utilisation instead of mindless and destructive consumption.
World Environment Day
Led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 every year to raise awareness about degrading environmental conditions and to encourage people globally to take positive environmental actions, to help create a better future. The theme for this year’s celebration is ‘Only One Earth.’ This was also the slogan for the 1972 conference in Stockholm, where the annual global event was first instituted on June 5.