The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) at its Sixth Session adopted the resolution on sustainable lifestyles submitted by India. 

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  • The Sixth Session was held in Nairobi, Kenya from 26 February to 1 March 2024
  • All participating member states of sixth session adopted the resolution which was co-sponsored by Sri Lanka and Bolivia.
  • The resolution recognises the potential of behavioural changes toward sustainable lifestyles in contributing to the achievement of sustainable development.
  • It encourages Member States and invites other stakeholders to create the necessary evidence-based enabling conditions to empower citizens to make informed choices about sustainable lifestyles as referenced in SDG 4.7 (Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship). 

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

  • It is founded on 5 June 1972 after the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment.
  • Its headquarters is located at Nairobi, Kenya.
  • 5th June is celebrated as World Environment Day. 

United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA)

  • It is the decision-making body of the UNEP
  • It was created in June 2012 at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)
  • It enjoys the universal membership of all 193 UN Member States and convenes every two years. 

About Mission Life’s

  • The concept of LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment) was envisioned by the Prime Minister of India at the World Leaders’ Summit in Glasgow at COP26 of UNFCCC. It was launched in October 2022 at the Statue of Unity, Ekta Nagar, Gujarat. 
  • Mission LiFE is an India-led global mass movement to nudge individual and community action to protect and preserve the environment by practising a lifestyle that is synchronous with nature and does not harm it. 
  • It is designed with the objective to mobilise at least one billion Indians and other global citizens to take individual and collective action for protecting and preserving the environment in the period 2022 to 2027. 
  • Mission LiFE aims to follow a three-pronged strategy for changing our collective approach towards sustainability –
    Change in Demand: Encouraging individuals to practice simple yet effective environment-friendly actions in their daily lives. 
    Change in Supply: Enabling industries and markets to respond swiftly to the changing demand .
    Change in Policy: To influence government and industrial policy to support both sustainable consumption and production . 
  • India is the first country to include LiFE in its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) 

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