World leaders endorse PM Modi-led 'Mission LiFE' for action against climate change

Modi said Mission LiFE will strengthen the concept of a pro-people planet, adding it aims at following a three-pronged strategy for changing people's collective approach towards sustainability.

Published: 20th October 2022 04:40 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st October 2022 07:37 AM   |  A+A-

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with United Nation Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with United Nation Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the global launch of Mission LiFE, in Kevadia, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022.(Photo | PTI)

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AHMEDABAD/NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday launched Mission LiFE, a global plan of action aimed at saving the planet from the disastrous consequences of climate change, at the Statue of Unity in Gujarat.

PM Modi said that whenever India and the United Nations have worked together, new ways of making the world a better place have been discovered. Elaborating on India and UN tie-ups, Modi said, “India had proposed the International Day of Yoga, which was supported by the United Nations. Today it is inspiring millions of people around the world to lead a healthy life.”

Giving the example of the International Year of Millets, which found profound support for the United Nations, the PM said that India wanted to connect the world with its traditional, eco-friendly and coarse cereals. He said that the International Year of Millets next year will be discussed worldwide.

Highlighting the importance of unity in the fight against climate change, PM Modi said that the launch of Mission LiFE is taking place before the Statue of Unity, a colossal statue of the pride of India, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel. “The world’s largest statue will be a source of inspiration in achieving the set targets,” he said.

Leaders from across the world, including President Macron of France, the president of Maldives and the UK’s outgoing prime minister Liz Truss, congratulated PM Modi for launching Mission LiFE (Lifestyle for the Environment).


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