LiFE Campaign launched by India at COP 27

LiFE Campaign launched by India at COP 27 Summit 2022:

LiFE- Lifestyle for Environment, theme of India Pavilion at the 27th Session of Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 27) Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

The mantra of LiFE, Life style for environment - places individual contribution at the centre stage to find solution to problems posed by climate change.


  • To connects the powers of the people for the protection of this earth and teaches them to utilize it in a better way.
  • LiFE makes the fight against climate change democratic in which everyone can contribute according to his or her capacity.
  • LiFE is a movement which focusses on mindful and deliberate utilisation of resources in place of mindless and wasteful consumption.


The Philosophy of LiFE: 

  • Prayas se Prabhaav tak” - which means efforts translating into impact, a philosophy that guides the policy making process.
  • During the event the MoEFCC – UNDP Compendium ‘Prayaas Se Prabhaav Tak – From Mindless Consumption to Mindful Utilization’ was launched.


Highlights key Behaviour Change Frameworks –

  • Responsible Consumption by taking only as much as is needed, using products to the end of their lives, and repurposing or recycling whatever is left over.
  • Circular Economy to improve resource efficiency, minimize waste and emissions to reduce the carbon footprint and improve ecological handprint.
  • Living in Harmony with Nature by practising the philosophy of 'Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam' (the World in One Family) and living a life with compassion for all living beings.
  • Sustainable Resource Management through mindful and deliberate utilisation of the available resources and to reduce overconsumption and promote equitable access to resources.
  • Coexistence and Cooperation among countries and communities through the promotion of science and innovation, knowledge exchange, dissemination of best practices, and conservation of traditional knowledge systems.


LiFE: Mindful Utilisation COP27

What Needed?

  • A critical juncture in our common fight against climate change,
  • A juncture which requires not just government effort but contribution from all stakeholders, each individual, towards ensuring a sustainable and equitable planet.
  • To protect and preserve the environment and more importantly it is a movement which has inclusivity in its spirit making every individual a trustee of our environment.
  • It proposes a LiFE framework to guide, governments, institutions, and societies to move towards mindful utilization of resources.


Way Forward:

  • In our daily life choices, let us pick the most sustainable options.
  • Our planet is one, but our efforts have to be many – One Earth, many efforts.
  • India stands ready to support any effort for a better environment and to further global wellness.
  • Developing an understanding of the LiFE among the younger generations is essential for fostering responsible consumption patterns and influencing the lifestyle choices of the generations to come to make them Pro-Planet-People.

Reference: PiB

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