• World Sustainable
    Development Summit 2016 5-8 October 2016 | India Habitat Centre, NEW DELHI

    WSDS 2016 to be inaugurated by
    Hon’ble President of India

    Shri Pranab Mukherjee
    6 October, 2016 | Vigyan Bhawan
  • Synergizing Energies

    Synergizing energies for a sustainable future

  • Sharing             local  solutions for global challenges

    Sharing local solutions for global challenges

  • Building a future we desire

    Building a future we desire

  • Transcending boundaries & barriers: interacting with Faith Leaders for a Sustainable Future

    Transcending boundaries and barriers

World Sustainable Development Summit 2016
5-8 October 2016 | India Habitat Centre, NEW DELHI

The World Sustainable Development Summit 2016, themed, 'Beyond 2015: People, Planet & Progress', will be among the first international platforms to discuss the new agenda post the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and the signing of the Paris Agreement. The attempt will be to initiate discussions on methodologies to be adopted to chalk a path to realise the Goals beyond 2015.

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International Steering Committee

Bringing together global leaders from the fields of polity, economy and academia to guide the preparations and content of WSDS 2016

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WSDS carries the DSDS legacy forward




Heads of State & Government




Nobel Laureates


International & Indian Business Leaders





15 years of Delhi Sustainable Development Summit

The Delhi Sustainable Development Summit was initiated in 2001, with the sole aim of making 'sustainable development' a globally shared goal. The Summit brought together the finest minds and leading thinkers of the world to focus attention on the challenge of sustainable development as it relates to prevalent trends at the global, regional, and local levels.

What's On

Business Day - Mobilising Business Strategies & Solutions

A platform for industry captains to dialogue on ideas for conducting business while accelerating action on achieving India’s sustainable development goals.

Exhibition: Greenovation

An excellent platform for global players to showcase innovative technologies, business models and designs to policy makers and corporate leaders.

Themes and sub-themes

A series of plenaries at the Summit, designed to discuss niche sustainable development topics with global leaders, decision makers and domain experts.

Thematic tracks

Wide-range of parallel tracks for in-depth and nuanced discussion with global domain experts and key practitioners on sustainability issues & solutions.

Regional Dialogues

Localising the Post-2015 Development Agenda through a series of pre-events to be hosted in cities of Mumbai, Guwahati, Bengaluru and New Delhi.

Media Colloquium

A unique initiative to sensitise and educate young journalists on issues of sustainability and climate change reporting.

Sustainable Development Leadership Award

Sustainable Development Leadership Award is awarded every year, since 2005, to an eminent global leader, felicitating their contributions in the field of sustainable development.

Who We are

Realizing that the global exchange of knowledge, ideas and technology is central to all aspects of sustainable development, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), organizes the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS). The Summit Secretariat is housed in the Sustainable Development Outreach and Youth Education division of TERI.


Buoyed by more than 40 years of excellence in research and innovation, TERI is poised for future growth with a philosophy that assigns primacy to sustainable development and environmental governance.

SDO & YE Division

The Sustainable Development Outreach & Youth Education (SDO&YE) division of TERI ensures that TERI's research and knowledge is shared with varied audiences including Governments, policy makers, corporates etc.

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