G20 India 2023

TF-3: LiFE, Resilience, and Values for Wellbeing

Introduced by Prime Minister Modi at COP26, “Lifestyle for Environment (LiFE)” would entail a change in individual and societal behaviour with respect to sustainable consumption and production. The taskforce will deliberate on the need to create a mass movement for sustainable consumption, in which every citizen and stakeholder contributes to the green transition effort. What are the technologies, re-skilling initiatives, financial support, and other efforts needed to reduce the burden on developing countries and communities? The taskforce will also explore ways to ensure that capital and capacity is available for disaster resilient infrastructure in island nations, developing countries, and for developing future cities and habitats. In terms of economic systems, questions concerning integrity in banking, finance, and insurance have come to the fore. To make economic systems more robust, just, and inclusive, a values- and ethics-based approach is likely to yield principled and lasting solutions. In addition, GDP-based measurements of growth have not been fully able to capture the salience of socio-economic progress. Economic and social development should lead to overall wellbeing. Thus, a new measurement matrix of wellbeing should be explored. Workstreams:
  • LiFE and Promoting Sustainable Consumption
  • Building Integrity and Ethics into the Architecture of Financial Institutions
  • Growth Measurement and Approaches on Wellbeing
  • Catalysing Investments for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure, Cities, and Societies
  • Sachin Chaturvedi, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi
  • Sujan R. Chinoy, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MPIDSA), New Delhi
  • Anita Prakash, The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, Indonesia
  • Ashok Khosla, Centre for Environment Education, Ahmedabad
  • Amrita Narlikar, German Institute for Global and Area Studies, Germany
  • Danang Parikesit, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
  • Debolina Kundu, National Institute of Urban Affairs, India
  • Francesco Profumo, Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo, Italy
  • Gladys Lechini, National University of Rosario, Argentina
  • Justin Vaïsse, Paris Peace Forum, France
  • K. Seeta Prabhu, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India
  • Li Xiaoyun, International Poverty Reduction Centre, China
  • Noura Mansouri, Research Fellow, KAPSARC, Saudi Arabia
  • Nicolas J.A. Buchoud, Grand Paris Alliance for Metropolitan Development, France
  • R. Balasubramaniam, Capacity Building Commission, Government of India.
  • Sabyasachi Saha, Research and Information System for Developing Countries, India
  • Sarah Mosoetsa, National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, South Africa
  • Shailly Kedia, The Energy and Resources Institute, India
  • Shashiprabha Kumar, The Vivekananda International Foundation, India
  • Sunita Narain, Centre for Science and Environment, India
  • T. C. James, NIPO, India
  • Thomas Pogge, Yale University, USA
  • Dilanthi Nadeeka Koralagama, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

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