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Inauguration by
HE Dr Manmohan Singh, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Government of India
Current Heads of state and government
HE Mr Jigmi Yoser Thinley, Prime Minister of Bhutan
HE Mr Matti Vanhanen, Prime Minister of Finland
HE Mr George Papandreou, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, Greece
HE Mr Anote Tong, President of the Republic of Kiribati
HE Mr Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of Norway
The Hon Jean Charest, Premier of Quebec
HE Mr Danilo Türk, The President of the Republic of Slovenia
Former Heads of state and government
HE Mr Ricardo Lagos, Former President, Government of Chile
HE Mr Jose Maria Figueres Olsen, Former President of Costa Rica
Mr Esko Aho, Former Prime Minister of Finland and currently Executive Vice President Member of the Group Executive Board, Nokia Corporation, Finland
HE Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, Former Prime Minister of Norway & Special Envoy on Climate Change, United Nations, Norway
Nobel Laureate Al Gore, Former Vice President of the US - by video
HE Mr William Jefferson Clinton, Former President of USA - by video
Dr Farooq Abdullah, Hon'ble Minister of New and Renewable Energy, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India
HE Ambassador Stanislas Kamanzi, Minister of Ministry of the Natural Resources, Republic of Rwanda
HE Mr Paul Magnette, Minister of Climate & Energy, Belgium
HE Ms Stefania Prestigiacomo, Minister for Environment, Land and Sea, Italy
HE Mr Jan Dusik, Minister of the Environment of the Czech Republic
HE Ms Lykke Friis, Minister for Climate and Energy, Denmark
HE Dasho Paljor J Dorji, Advisor - National Environment Commission, Government of Bhutan
HE Ms Bärbel Höhn, Former Minister of the Environment of North-Rhine Westphalia, Vice-chair of the Green Party Parliamentary Group, Germany
Prof. Emil Salim, Former Minister for Pollution and Environment, Indonesia
Rt Hon. John Gummer, Member of Parliament for Suffolk Coastal, UK
HE Mr Hideki Minamikawa, Deputy Vice Minister, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Ms Linda S Adams, Secretary for Environmental Protection, California Environmental Protection Agency, USA
HE Mr Jean-Louis Borloo, Minister for Ecology and Sustainable Planning and Development, Government of France
The Hon Martin Ferguson AM, MP, Minister for Resources and Energy, Minister for Tourism, Government of Australia
Dr Wakako Hironaka, Member House of Councillors, Government of Japan
HE Mr Suwit Khunkitti, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand
HE Mr Brice Lalonde, French Ambassador In Charge of International Negotiations on Climate Change, France
Nobel Laureate Prof. Wangari Maathai, Member of Parliament for Tetu Constituency & Nobel Peace Laureate, 2004, Republic of Kenya
Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, India
HE Mr Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico
Shri Jairam Ramesh, Hon'ble Minister of State (I/C) for Environment and Forests, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India
HE Ms Teresa Ribera Rodriguez, Secretaria de Estado de Cambio Climatico, Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino, Madrid, Spain
HE Mr Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California - by video
Mr Gurjit Singh, Joint Secretary (East & Southern Africa), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
Ambassador Staffan Tillander, Climate Change Ambassador, Sweden
HE Mr Rachmat Witoelar, Former State Minister for the Environment & Chairman, National Council on Climate Change, Indonesia
HE Ms Marie Pierre Emilienne Lloyd, Minister of Health and Social Development, Seychelles
HE Ms Barbel Hohn, Former Minister of the Environment of North-Rhine Westphalia, Vice-chair of the Green Party Parliamentary Group, Germany
Mr John Kerry, United States Senator from Massachusetts - by video
Mr Cherif Rahmani, Minister of Land Development, Environment and Tourism of Algeria
Mr Mutsuyoshi Nishimura, Special Advisor to the Cabinet in charge of Climate Change, Japan
Mr Vijai Sharma, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India
Multi-bilateral Organizations & Institutions
Dr Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal (President) and Vice-Chancellor, Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Canada
Mr Abdoulie Janneh, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Ethiopia
Mr Pierre Jacquet, Executive Director (in charge of strategy) and Chief Economist, French Development Agency (AFD), France
Ms Cornelia Richter, Director General Planning and Development, Deutsche Gesellschaft für
Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH, Germany
Mr Haruhiko Kuroda, President, Asian Development Bank, Philippines
Mr Carl Pope, Executive Director, The Sierra Club
Prof. Kandeh Yumkella, Director-General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Austria
Mr Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC, Germany
Prof. Hironori Hamanaka, Chair of the Board of Directors, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan
Prof. Jehuda Reinharz, President, Brandeis University, USA
Prof. Lord Nicholas Stern, Lord Stern of Brentford, Kt, FBA IG Patel Professor of Economics & Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Prof. Jeffrey D Sachs, Director - Earth Institute & Special Advisor to the Secretary-General of the United Nations
Prof. Sir Peter Crane, Dean, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, USA
Mr Bjorn Stigson, President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Geneva
Mr Juan P Bonilla, Chief of Climate Change Unit, Inter-American Development Bank, USA
Mr Pierre Gadonneix, Former Chairman and CEO, Electricite de France (EDF), & Chairman, World Energy Council
Dr Tayeb Kamali, Vice Chancellor, The Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE
Ms Michele de Nevers, Senior Manager - Environment Department, The World Bank, USA
Mr Anthony Nyong, Head of OSUS Unit, African Development Bank, Tunisia
Mr Bittu Sahgal, Environmentalist and Editor, Sanctuary Asia and Sanctuary Cub Magazines, India
Dr Ursula Schaefer-Preuss, Vice-President , Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, ADB
Mr Andrew Steer, Director-General for Policy & Research, DFID, UK
Mr I H Rehman, Director, Social Transformation, TERI, India
Prof Walter Erdelen, Assistant Director General, Natural Sciences, UNESCO
Ms Aban Marker Kabraji, Regional Director - Asia, IUCN - The World Conservation Union, Thailand
HE Mr Erastus Mwencha, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Ethiopia
Dr R K Pachauri, Director General, TERI, India
Dr Leena Srivastava, Executive Director - Operations, TERI, India
Dr Arabinda Mishra, Director, Climate Change, Centre for Global Environment Research, TERI, India
Ambassador C Dasgupta, Distinguished Fellow, TERI, India
Dr Maria Ligia Noronha, Director, Resources and Global Security, Centre for Global Agreements, Leg. & Trade, TERI, India
Mr Suman K Bery, Director General, National Council of Applied Economic Research
Mr Nitin Desai, Former Under Secretary General of the United Nations & Distinguished Fellow at TERI
Dr Prodipto Ghosh, Distinguished Fellow, Climate Change, Centre for Global Environment, TERI
Dr A Ramachandran, Chairman, TERI's Governing Council
Swami Sukhabodhananda, International Management and Spiritual Guru
Mr Matthias Bichsel, Director of the Projects & Technology Business, Royal Dutch Shell Plc., The Netherlands
Dr Larry Brilliant, President, The Skoll Urgent Threats Fund, USA
Mr Henry Saint Bris, Senior Vice-President Strategy, SUEZ Environnement, France
Mr Rick Mayo-Smith, Co-Chairman, Indochina Capital, Vietnam
Dr Ulrich Schroder, Chairman of the Managing Board, KfW, Germany
Mr Kris Gopalakrishnan, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Infosys Technologies Limited, India
Mr Jean-Pascal Tricoire, President & Chief Executive Officer, Schneider Electric SA, France
Mr Caio Koch-Weser, Vice Chairman, Deutsche Bank, UK
Mr Jeff Seabright, Vice President - Environment and Water, The Coca-Cola Company, USA
Mr Ajit Gulabchand, Chairman & Managing Director, Hindustan Construction Co Limited, India
Ms Hilde M Tonne, Executive Vice President and Head of Communications & Corporate Responsibility, Telenor Group, Norway
Dr Alf Bjorseth, Chairman, Scatec AS, Norway
Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (ADFEC), UAE
Mr Vikram Chandra, CEO and Managing Director of NDTV Networks PLC, India
Mr Harry Verhaar, Sr Director Energy & Climate Change, Green Switch Champion - Philips Lighting, The Netherlands



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