The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) will be organising its annual flagship event, ‘Delhi Sustainable Development Summit’ (DSDS), in New Delhi from February 5 to 7, 2015.
After 15 years of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are set to take over. At present, there is a global imperative as well as an opportunity for a more inclusive approach towards development design and practice. DSDS 2015, themed on ’Sustainable Development Goals and Dealing with Climate Change’, will focus on issues related to sustainable development, environment and energy access and security, and is expected to assess worldwide progress on critical issues pertaining to the SDGs, tackling climate change, reducing our carbon footprint among other issues.
Speaking on DSDS 2015, Dr RK Pachauri, Director General, TERI, said, “With global developments moving towards finalisation of the Sustainable Development Goals and an agreement on climate change expected at the Paris Conference of the Parties (CoP 21) at the end of 2015, there is need for a timely initiative in these areas. The Summit would not only provide momentum to global developments in both these areas, but also enrich the debate through the insights and knowledge of very distinguished participants to focus on these two interlinked issues. DSDS 2015 is drawing an unprecedented number of distinguished leaders from government, industry, academia and civil society to be able to deal with SDGs as well as climate change on a comprehensive and enlightened basis.”
The Summit will witness a range of luminaries from different fields, such as Abg Manuel Gerardo Pedro Pulgar-Vidal Otálora, Minister of Environment, Peru; Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, France; Prakash Javadekar, Minister of State for Environment, Forests & Climate Change (IC), India; Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Railways, India; Arnold Schwarzenegger, Founding Chair, R20 – Regions of Climate Change & Former Governor, California; Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Laureate and Founder of Bachpan Bachao Andolan and Chairperson of Global March Against Child Labour, India, among others.
Two reports, TERI BCSD – YES Bank Knowledge Paper titled “Enabling Finance for Scaling up Energy Efficiency in MSMEs” and TERI BCSD-YES Bank-ASSOCHAM Knowledge Paper titled “Respected Ganga: An Inclusive Multi-Stakeholder Approach”, will be released during the Summit.