Model Question and Answers for APSC | A world that cares about the environment can't have sustainable patterns of consumption and production without making big changes to the way people live. Talk about this claim in the context of the Lifestyle for the Enviro...............
A world that cares about the environment can't have sustainable patterns of consumption and production without making big changes to the way people live. Talk about this claim in the context of the Lifestyle for the Environment (LiFE) Movement.During the 26th COP26 in Glasgow, Prime Minister Shree Narendra Modi brought up the idea of "LiFE," which stands for "Lifestyle for the Environment." The goal of the initiative is to encourage people to live in a way that is good for the environment and focuses on "mindful and deliberate use" instead of "mindless and wasteful consumption." LiFE wants to make the world a better place by getting people all over the world to do small things every day that are good for the environment.
- For sustainable patterns of consumption and production, people need to make big changes in how they live.
- Using everyday items in a careless way hurts the environment. For example, making plastic trash that ends up in the stomachs of marine animals.
- Products like electronics and smartphones don't last long, so they need to use up important resources often to make more. For example, water use in industry, mining, etc.
- Problems like pollution from cars, lack of sidewalks, etc. are made worse by urbanisation that favours private car ownership.
- People's dependence on technology has made them less aware of the bad things it can For example, the Internet's carbon footprint.
- When the economy grows because of fossil fuels, carbon is put into the air. For example, thermal power plants that use coal.
- Deforestation happens because people need to cut down trees to make wood, paper, or roads.
For a world that cares about the environment and wants to change how people live, the following steps can be taken:
- A circular economy would replace the current "use-and-throw- away" economy, which is based on mindless and harmful consumption.
- Getting people to help with climate change by changing the way they Keeping the air conditioner at 250 C.
- Using the power of social networks to change how people think about climate-related social norms. For example, the "Pro-Planet People" (P3) community is a global network of people who all agree to adopt and promote environmentally friendly ways of living.
- Making living in a way that is good for the environment a mass movement with the goal of changing people's minds.
- Follow the "reuse, reduce, and recycle" principle by choosing the most eco-friendly options for a zero-carbon lifestyle.
- Use traditional knowledge to deal with climate change, the loss of bio diversity, and pollution, which are all major problems for the planet. For example, banana leaves or "pattal" can be used instead of paper plates and spoons.
Individual choices about how to live can lead to big changes. But with help from government policies and business practices, people can change the world for the better through the way they live. This would also be in line with the idea behind the LIFE movement, which says that what each person does and how they act are important parts of their collective responsibility to the environment.