World Sustainable Development Summit


In a gesture which can be seen as emphasising India’s ratification of the Paris Agreement and adoption of Agenda 2030, Honourable President of India, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, will inaugurate the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) 2016, the flagship programme of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), on October 6, , at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. With the theme ‘Beyond 2015: People, Planet and Progress,’ the Summit will be organised from October 5 to 8, 2016, at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The programme comes on the heels of India formally joining the Paris climate agreement by handing over the official ratification documents to the United Nations on Sunday, October 2, 2016.
As a step in this direction, WSDS 2016 will witness an unprecedented number of distinguished leaders from government, industry, academia and civil society to find local solutions to global challenges related to sustainability.
The Summit will also be graced by the presence of the following dignitaries – Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy; Mr. Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Human Resources Development; Mr. Anil Madav Dave, Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change; Mr. Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation; Mr. Tomasz Kozlowski, Ambassador of the European Union to India; Mr. Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission; Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India), Government of India; and Mr. Dipak Dasgupta, Former Principal Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance, India & Former Board Member, Green Climate Fund.
As a precursor to the main event, TERI had last month held a series of Regional Dialogues in Guwahati, Bengaluru, Mumbai and New Delhi, to ensure that regional challenges solutions are heard as well as addressed at the international platform.
About TERI
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) is a leading think tank dedicated to conducting research for sustainable development of India and the Global South. TERI was established in 1974 as an information centre on energy issues. However, over the following decades, it made a mark as a research institute, whose policy and technology solutions transformed people’s lives and the environment. TERI’s key focus lies in promoting clean energy, water management, pollution management, sustainable agriculture and climate resilience. wishes the very best.

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