New Delhi: The pre-summit of the 9th G20 Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit (P20) on Thursday (October 12) focussed on ‘Lifestyle for Environment’, bringing a parliamentary perspective to meet the challenges and solutions towards addressing the issue. The pre-summit Parliamentary Forum on LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment) is also held to deliberate upon initiatives towards “a greener and sustainable future in harmony with nature.” In his welcome remarks, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said that climate change and environment is the common issues across the world and that is why the issue is part of the discussion in the pre-summit day of the P20 Summit. A day ahead of the formal inaugration of the P20 Summit, the Lok Sabha Speaker said,
In present scenario, climate change and environment is such a subject that is connected to the common destiny of the entire world. That is why the subject is at the centre of the P-20 conference. We are also discussing this subject in the pre-summit today.
Addressing Parliamentary Forum on "Life: Lifestyle for Environment" @loksabhaspeaker Shri @ombirlakota highlighted that climate protection and sustainable living are integral to Bharatiya culture and tradition.#P20Summit #P20india #P20Bharat #G20India #YashoBhoomi @g20org… pic.twitter.com/7mSegNa7xv
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 9th G20 Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit (P20) on Friday.
The summit is being hosted by the Parliament of India under the broader framework of India’s G20 Presidency.
In line with the theme of India’s G20 Presidency, the theme of the 9th P20 Summit is “Parliaments for One Earth, One Family, One Future.” The event will be attended by Speakers of Parliaments of G20 members and invitee countries. The Pan-African Parliament will take part in the P20 Summit for the first time after the African Union became a member of G20 at the New Delhi G20 Leaders’ Summit on September 9-10 this year.
The thematic sessions during this P20 Summit will focus on the following four subjects – Transformation in People’s Lives through Public Digital Platforms; Women-led development; Accelerating Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); and Sustainable Energy Transition.
Amitabh Kant, Sherpa of India’s G20 Presidency, represented the introduction of the pre-summit Parliamentary Forum on LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment) while Leena Nandan, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, showcased the presentation on LiFE by followed by a short film.
Preceded by the Parliamentary Forum on LiFE (Lifestyle for Sustainable Development) on Thursday, the P20 Summit itself would have four high-level sessions.
#MissionLiFE A collective Parliamentary action to safeguard future of Humanity on Planet Earth. The initiative recognizes communities which practice environmentally conscious lifestyles as ‘Pro-Planet People’ & seeks to promote the principle of ‘Reduce, Reuse & Recycle’.… pic.twitter.com/7kpjqzleLA
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The four themes on which parliamentarians would deliberate are on Agenda 2030 for SDGs: Showcasing Achievements, Accelerating Progress; Sustainable Energy Transitions: Gateways to a Green Future; Mainstreaming Gender Equality: From Women’s Empowerment to Women-Led Development; and Transformation in Peoples’ Lives through Public Digital Platforms.
With the theme “Parliaments for One Earth, One Family, One Future,” the Summit will also provide opportunities for fostering international cooperation, cultural exchanges and strengthening diplomatic ties among nations.
The deliberations will culminate with the adoption of a Joint Statement, urging the G20 Governments to deliver solutions to major global challenges in ways that seek to ensure equity, inclusiveness, and peace.
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