Lifestyle for Environment (LiFE): a global initiative to fight against climate change through community engagement and lifestyle modification

Elsevier, The Lancet Regional Health - Southeast Asia, Volume 15, August 2023
Ravindra K., Goyal A., Mor S.

During the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), India proposed "Lifestyle for Environment (LiFE) Movement" to incorporate into Nationally Determined Contributions1 that emphasizes the urgency of resolving the crisis faced by our planet through human-centered, communal efforts and strenuous action that promotes sustainable development.

Instead of "mindless and wasteful consumption", the concept advocates for an environment-friendly conscious lifestyle that emphasizes "mindful and purposeful utilization". By 2028, at least 80% of India's villages and urban local bodies are expected to be environmentally friendly. Mission LiFE democratizes the battle against climate change by motivating everyone to do every possible thing in their daily lives to safeguard the environment by modifying their lifestyles and advancing global health.