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To save the planet, consumption patterns need to change: Bhupender Yadav

Unsustainable production and consumption need urgent attention, Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav said at a joint India-Denmark forum on Tuesday

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
Unsustainable production and consumption need urgent attention, Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav said at a joint India-Denmark forum on Tuesday, adding that the two countries can set an example for the world in achieving climate goals.
Speaking at the 'India Denmark: Partners for Green and Sustainable Progress Conference' here, the minister noted that the Indo-Danish Green Strategic Partnership is an appropriate forum to exchange ideas, best practices, knowledge, technology, and capacity building for promoting sustainable lifestyles, not only in Denmark and India, but in Europe and the whole world.
Danish Crown Prince Frederik Andr Henrik Christian and Princess Mary Elizabeth

were also present at the event.
"Unsustainable production and consumption need urgent attention if we are to confront the global environmental and climate change-related challenges facing us today. We need to act fast before it is too late," Yadav said.
He said India and Denmark have set very ambitious national targets on climate and energy that will contribute to an ambitious implementation of the Paris Agreement. He said together, the two countries can show the world that delivering on ambitious climate and sustainable energy goals is possible.
"It is also necessary, at the same time, to commit ourselves to the founding principles of the Rio Convention," he added.
The environment minister also said that at the recently-concluded COP 27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, the importance of sustainable lifestyles and sustainable patterns of consumption and production (SCP) in global efforts to combat climate change was underscored.
He also called the attention of the gathering to LiFE or Lifestyle for Environment, which was announced and launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at COP26 in Glasgow. He said in line with the global commitment to achieve SDGs (sustainable development goals) by 2030, Mission LiFE contributes directly or indirectly to almost all the SDGs.
Yadav emphasised that everyone needs to ensure that one's lifestyles are in sync at all levels with the resources available on the planet.
Let's resolve to work together tirelessly to build a sustainable and inclusive future where no one is left behind!, he said.
He further said that as the world's most populous democracy and a vibrant emerging economy, India seeks to lead by example, and invited the global community to be a part of Mission LiFE.
The Green Strategic Partnership was launched during a virtual summit in September, 2020 by Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen and Modi.
The bilateral cooperation is focussed on promoting green and sustainable development, including green hydrogen, renewable energy and waste water management.

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First Published: Feb 28 2023 | 3:35 PM IST

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