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First meeting of G20 Development Working Group to be held 13-16 Dec in Mumbai

New Delhi: The first meeting of the Development Working Group (DWG) under India’s G20 Presidency is taking place in Mumbai from December 13-16, 2022. G20 members, guest countries and invited International Organizations would be attending the meeting in person. On 13 December, the Indian presidency will hold two side events – “Data for Development: Role […]

Edited By : Mayank Meliwar | Updated: Dec 12, 2022 17:57 IST
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New Delhi: The first meeting of the Development Working Group (DWG) under India’s G20 Presidency is taking place in Mumbai from December 13-16, 2022. G20 members, guest countries and invited International Organizations would be attending the meeting in person.

On 13 December, the Indian presidency will hold two side events – “Data for Development: Role of G20 in advancing the 2030 Agenda” and “Infusing new LiFE into Green Development” – before the official meeting of the working group, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a press release.

The Development working meeting will be held on December 14-15, with a focus on India’s key priorities relating to accelerating progress on the SDGs, lifestyle for environment and data for development.

India’s G20 Presidency lies at a crucial midpoint of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, adopted in 2015. Review of SDG progress and G20’s efforts to achieving the SDG targets would be discussed at the DWG meeting.

In the context of Green Development, focus areas would include climate finance and technology, as well as just energy transitions for developing countries.

“Understanding that the issue of climate change cuts across industry, society, and sectors, the concept of LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment), a behaviour-based movement that draws from our country’s rich, ancient and sustainable traditions, to nudge consumers, and in-turn markets, to adopt environmentally-conscious practices, would be deliberated upon,” the ministry said.

LiFE ties closely with India’s G20 motto ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ and theme “One Earth One Family One Future”.

With our human-centric approach to technology, tech-enabled development in sectors ranging from agriculture to education would also be discussed. Women empowerment and representation, including efforts to bring women to the fore, and in leading positions, in order to boost socio-economic development and achievement of SDGs, would be highlighted.

First published on: Dec 12, 2022 05:57 PM IST

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