India hosted a pavilion with the theme of LiFE- Lifestyle for Environment at COP 27 at Sharm El Sheikh from 6th to 17th November 2022. The Pavilion had been designed to send out the message of LiFE through various audio-visuals, Logo, 3D models, set up, décor and side events.
Various side events were held during entire duration of COP 27 in the pavilion. The organizers of the side events included the Central Government Ministries, State Governments, PSUs, autonomous bodies /subordinate organizations, think tanks and UN Organizations. 49 side events that were organized at the pavilion out of which, 16 events were organized by the Central Government and 10 events were organized by the State Governments. The pavilion also witnessed 23 Private Sector events.
The pavilion was inaugurated on 6th November by Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. This was followed by an event organised by UNDP & UNICEF to distribute COP 27 Young Scholars Award. This award was presented to four Young Scholars who were chosen after a rigorous process. November 14th was dedicated to LiFE related events at the India Pavilion. Events were also organised that day to showcase and promote the involvement of Youth and Children in propagation of environment friendly and sustainable lifestyles.
Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Bhupender Yadav released India’s Long term Low emission development Strategy (LT-LEDS) at the pavilion on 14th November. The Minister also launched LeadIT Summit Statement from the India Pavilion and released a compendium of LiFE “Prayas se Prabhav tak”. Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ms Leena Nandan also participated at side events at India Pavilion including a DST event on Technology Needs Assessment and TERI’s on Long Term Strategy on Adaptation & Adaptation Readiness event. The side events saw a participation of approximately 2000 participants over a period of 12 days.
The pavilion had a footfall of around 25,000 COP participants. India Pavilion enthused the visitors with the display of India’s achievements in Climate Change using technology along with a display on Indian culture, textile, and food. The Block Printing activity planned at the pavilion saw huge participation specially from the young participants at COP. The pavilion spread the message of Life through the displays, activities and distribution of LiFE badges and booklets to the visitors.