1st DWG Side event: Infusing new LiFE into Green Development

As part of the first Development Working Group meeting under India’s G20 Presidency, India’s G20 Secretariat and Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, in collaboration with the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the 10YFP/ One Planet Network hosted the side event ‘Infusing New LiFE into Green Development’. The Sherpa, in conversation with Dr. Arunabha Ghosh highlighted how Lifestyle for Environment (LiFE) is a comprehensive approach to navigate through a decarbonised era of growth by leveraging innovative models, circular economy and technology to fuel a systemic change for sustainable lifestyle.

The event brought out elements on establishing LiFE as an entry point for economic transformation by bringing together an array of eminent panellists and video messages including from the UN Deputy Secretary-General and Her Majesty the Queen of Bhutan, showcasing support for India’s LiFE initiative. Fireside chats on ‘Boosting SDGs with LiFE’ and ‘LiFE Enabling Sustainable Economic Transformation’ elaborated on how Mission LiFE can catalyse multilateral action for achieving the SDGs, including climate and development goals.