The Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) 2015, organised by The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) will be held at Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi from Februrary 5-7.
DSDS 2015 is the flagship event of TERI, which is the 15th edition, with a theme: ‘Sustainable Development Goals and Dealing with Climate Change, focusing on issue related to sustainable development, environment and energy access and security. The summit will assess worldwide progress on critical issues pertaining to the SDGs, besides tackling climate change and reducing carbon footprint.
The Summit will also 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 and Climate Change (IC), India; Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Railways, India; Arnold Schwarzenegger, Founding Chair, R20 – Regions of Climate Change and Former Governor, California; Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Laureate and Founder of Bachpan Bachao Andolan and Chairperson of Global March Against Child Labour, India, among others, according to a statement released by TERI.
A day prior to the inaugural of the Summit, the crème de la crème of the business fraternity will converge at the ‘High Level Corporate Dialogue’ on February 4, to discuss ’Delhi to Paris: Corporate Vision on Climate Change’. The deliberations at the Dialogue will translate into a document which will form the basis for evolving a roadmap — highlighting the distinct challenges and opportunities for each issue and/sector — and preparing a concrete corporate plan for the post-2015 Development Agenda.
The Summit will host plenary sessions on a range of issues: MDGs to SDGs and Addressing Climate Change; Sustainable Production and Consumption: Policy and Practice; SDGs in a World of Wealth and Income Disparities, Sustainability, Climate Change and Corporate Sector Initiatives, The Agreement that the World Needs at CoP-21, Sustainable Buildings, Smart Cities and among others. The thematic tracks, which will address specialized topics, will be led by area experts, scholars and influencers, and is aimed to provide feasible solutions to the challenges faced by the global community.
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. For more details please visit: dsds.teriin.org/2015/