Sustainability denotes the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. It has three main dimensions: environment, social (equity) and economic. The recent imbalance in the economy has led to an increased economic burden on the poor and marginalised of the country. Socially, the Indian society is a highly unequal society divided in terms of different caste, religion, region, and gender which threaten to hurt India’s growth. So far as the environment dimension is concerned, the whole world today is facing a huge challenge and climate activists around the world have now started using a term “climate emergency” instead of “climate change” to add a sense of urgency to the way we have been responding to climate change.
Caritas India, through its annual Lenten Campaign 2020, focussing on the theme – Sustain Life: Sustainable Livelihood invites everyone to join hands and come together to be a catalyst – a change agent – to adopt “Each one Help one” approach in reaching out to attain a sustainable livelihood.