LiFE Lessons from India
The Benefits of Advancing the Lifestyle for Environment (LiFE) Initiative through
India, the Lifestyle for Environment (LiFE) initiative aims to encourage the adoption
of sustainable lifestyles in India and internationally to tackle the challenges of
environmental degradation and climate change.
This report examines how India has integrated several policies in its energy transition
strategy that are aligned with the LiFE initiative, highlighting the potential for
behavioural change and consumption choices to help advance energy transitions globally.
It then analyses the impact on energy consumption, costs and emissions of measures
like those proposed by the LiFE initiative, such as buying an EV or taking public
transport, if they were adopted globally.
Finally, it considers how India’s first G20 Presidency could strengthen the LiFE initiative
by anchoring it in the G20’s current framing of energy transitions and initiating
processes to gather experience and best practices of policies and programmes that
G20 members are already conducting.
Published on February 02, 2023