Hon'ble President of India inaugurates The World Sustainable Development Summit
Key Messages from WSDS 2016
The theme of this Summit 'Beyond 2015: People, Planet & Progress' will motivate us to transform the way we think about progress- Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Hon’ble President of India
Presentation of Sustainable Development Leadership Award to Shri Pawan Chamling, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Sikkim
The Sustainable Development Leadership Award is a validation of our efforts towards protection and conservation of nature- Shri Pawan Chamling, Chief Minister of Sikkim
The WSDS seeks to promote advocacy for implementation.- Shri Ashok Chawla, Chairman, TERI
We will deliver on the promise of action- Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI
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', is 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. It has gathered global leaders and thinkers on a single platform to stimulate action for sustainable development.read more
TERI is hosting a Media Colloquium on the sidelines of the World Sustainable Development Summit 2016, with participation of 22 journalists from middle- and lower-income countries, including Cameroon, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and India.
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.
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.
Wide-range of parallel tracks for in-depth and nuanced discussion with global domain experts and key practitioners on sustainability issues & solutions.
Localising the Post-2015 Development Agenda through a series of pre-events to be hosted in cities of Mumbai, Guwahati, Bengaluru and New Delhi.
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.
WSDS Installation at Terminal 3, Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi
WSDS Installation at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
International Steering Committee
Bringing together global leaders from the fields of polity, economy and academia to guide the preparations and content of WSDS 2016view all
WSDS carries the DSDS legacy forward
Heads of State & Government
International & Indian Business Leaders
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.
The Sustainable Development Outreach & Youth Education
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, academic and research institutions, media, youth and civil society. This division ensures that projects completed and solutions created by TERI are widely disseminated, leading to action. Through seminars, workshops, conferences and Summits at national and international levels, SDO&YE facilitates exchanges of information and ideas amongst various stakeholders.
The WSDS Secretariat is housed within the Sustainable Development Outreach &Youth Education division at TERI and ensures smooth functioning of the Summit.