DAY 1 - FEB 11, 2019

Inaugural Session
11:00 am - 11:40 am

Opening Remarks

  • Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI
  • HE Mr Patrick Medecin, Ambassador of Monaco to India and Japan

Inaugural Address

  • HE Mr Vinay Mohan Kwatra, Ambassador of India to France (invited)

Vote of thanks

WSDS 2020 Exhibition Announcement (10 minutes)

MoU Signing Ceremony ~ TERI & IFAT India (in the presence of Inaugural dignitaries)

Plenary 1 : Renewable Energy - a Viable Tool for Clean Energy Transition
11:40 am - 12:55 pm

Setting the context:  TERI (5 minutes)


Panel Discussion (40 minutes)

Chair: Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI

  • Mr Jan Grimbrandt, CEO & Chairman of the Board, Boson Energy
  • Dr. Mohan Lal Kolhe, Professor, Faculty of Engineering & Science, University of Agder
  • Mr Sumant Sinha, Chairman and Managing Director, ReNew Power
  • Mr Neil Spann, Managing Director, Poweroll
  • Mr David Turk, Head of Strategic Initiatives Office, IEA
  • Monaco Economic Board


  • Vikram Solar

Soft Bank

Lunch hosted by HE Mr Patrick Medecin, Ambassador of Monaco to India and Japan
12:55 pm - 2:45 pm

Lunch hosted by HE Mr Patrick Medecin, Ambassador of Monaco to India and Japan

Plenary 2 : Advancing Electric Mobility in Cities: Addressing Critical Challenges (Policies, Regulations & Technology)
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Setting the context: TERI (5 minutes)


Panel Discussion (40 minutes)

Chair: Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI

  • Mr Kary Bheemaiah, Engagement Manager, Commercial Strategy, Fahrenheit212
  • Dr. Anat Bonstein, Head of the Alternative Fuels and Smart Transportation Administration in the Prime Minister's Office, Israel
  • Dr. Sandra Wappelhorst, Researcher,  The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)
  • Monaco Economic Board


Mr Bazmi Husain, Chief Technology Officer, ABB

Closing Remarks
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Teri and Foundation

Networking Reception
4:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Networking Reception

DAY 2 - FEB 12, 2019

9:00 am - 10:15 am Inaugural by the Hon’ble Vice President of India at Vigyan Bhavan

Thematic Track(Group A)
11:15 am - 1:05 pm Promoting Cleaner Technologies in SMEs at Board Room, TERI

11:15 am - 1:05 pm Making Change Happen at Gulmohar

11:15 am - 1:05 pm India's Transition to a High Share of Renewables: Next Steps for Policy and Research at Tamarind

11:15 am - 1:05 pm Solar PV Module Recycling: Now and Future at Casurina

11:15 am - 1:05 pm Sustainable Buildings in India: Energy Efficiency, Resource Efficiency, Green Cooling and Green Design at Jacaranda

11:15 am - 1:05 pm Land as Integrator and Accelerator of SDGs at Marigold

11:15 am - 1:05 pm The Future of Petrochemicals at Juniper

11:15 am - 1:05 pm Moving Beyond Pledges: Effective Implementation of NDCs at Silver Oak

11:15 am - 11:45 am The World Bank Inaugural Session at Silver Oak

1:05 pm - 1:50 pm Lunch at The Hub

Thematic Track(Group B)
1:50 pm - 3:40 pm Fostering Strategic Partnerships for Cities: Integrating SDG 11 & 17 at Marigold

1:50 pm - 3:40 pm Mobilising Finance for Adaptation in South Asia at Jacaranda

1:50 pm - 3:40 pm De-risking International Investments in the Indian Solar Energy Sector: Role of, and Barriers faced by, Financial Institutions in Solar Financing at Board Room, TERI

1:50 pm - 3:40 pm Existing Building Energy Performance: Challenges and Way forward: UTC-TERI CoE for Energy Efficient Buildings in India at Tamarind

1:50 pm - 3:40 pm Disruptions & Transformation: 'Innovations in the cooling sector' at Magnolia

1:50 pm - 3:40 pm Data to Policy: Data-driven and Smart Transport Safety Policies at Juniper

1:50 pm - 3:40 pm Financing NDCs for a Climate Smart Future at Silver Oak

1:50 pm - 3:40 pm Empowering with Energy Efficiency and Renewables at Gulmohar

3:40 pm - 4:00 pm Tea at The Hub

Thematic Track(Group C)
4:00 pm - 5:50 pm Moving Towards Cleaner Oceans at Gulmohar

4:00 pm - 5:50 pm Leveraging the 'Co-Benefits' of Renewable Energy in India: Report Launch at Board Room, TERI

4:00 pm - 5:50 pm The GRIHA Trophy at NASA at Casurina

4:00 pm - 5:50 pm Complementing Grid with Decentralized Solar Energy: How to Support Solar Entrepreneurship at Jacaranda

4:00 pm - 5:50 pm Climate Services in India - Moving the Needle at Marigold

4:00 pm - 5:50 pm Cleaning the Air: Multi-Level Action for Change at Juniper

4:00 pm - 5:50 pm Financing Resilient Infrastructure in an Urbanizing World at Silver Oak

4:00 pm - 5:50 pm Moving Towards Shared Mobility: Prospects and Barriers at Tamarind

4:00 pm - 5:50 pm Role of Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in Electricity Distribution at Magnolia

Reception & Tour
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Reception & Tour of the Greenovation Exhibition at Charminar Area

Keynote Address
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Keynote Address at The Hub

Chair: Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General,  TERI

Mr Jairam Ramesh, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, India

7:00 pm - 10:30 pm Dinner at The Hub

DAY 3 - FEB 13, 2019

Special Session
10:00 am - 10:30 am ‘In-Conversation’ at Stein Auditorium

Speaker:  Ms Rhea Suh, President, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Chair: Mr Suman Bery, Senior Fellow, Mastercard Centre for Inclusive Growth & Former Chief Economist, Shell International Limited

10:30 am - 11:15 am Leadership Panel : A Vision for a Secure and Sustainable World for All at Stein Auditorium

Chair: Dr Prodipto Ghosh, Distinguished Fellow, TERI

Keynote Addresses:

  • HE Chandrika Kumaratunga, President of Sri Lanka (1994-2005) & Member, World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid
  • HE Cassam Uteem, President of Mauritius (1992-2002) & Member, World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid
11:15 am - 12:00 pm Special Session : Cleaning the Air in India and its Cities at Stein Auditorium

  • Video Message: Mr Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder, Bloomberg LP & Bloomberg Philanthropies; 108th Mayor of New York City
  • Keynote address: Mr C K Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change
  • Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI & Member of the Prime Minister's Council on Climate Change, India
  • Ms Ailun Yang, Directorof Global Air Pollution, Environment Program, Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Mr Ritesh Kumar Singh, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change, India

MoU Signing – Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change, India and Bloomberg Philanthropies

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch hosted by the Royal Norwegian Embassy at The Hub

India and Norway: Working Together for Clean and Healthy Oceans

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Moving Towards Cleaner Oceans at Stein Auditorium

Chair:  Dr M Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, India

  • Mr Vidar Helgesen, Norway’s Special Envoy for the Ocean, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
  • Ms Annie Notthoff, Senior Western Advocacy Director, NRDC - San Francisco & Sacramento
  • Dr Suneel Pandey, Director, Environment & Waste Management, TERI
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Commemorating The UN Decade of Family Farming (2019-2028): Striving for Local Sustainability at the Global Level at Stein Auditorium

Chair: Dr P K Basu, Former Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, India

  • Dr Alok Adholeya, Senior Fellow & Senior Director, Sustainable Agriculture Division, TERI
  • Dr Hemant Kumar Badola, Advisor (Biodiversity, Climate Change, GTT facilitator), Chief Minister's Office, Government of Sikkim, India
  • Mr Edward Millard, Director – Landscapes & Communities, Rainforest Alliance
  • Mr Ashwani K Muthoo, Director, Global Engagement and Multilateral Relations Division, International Fund for Agriculture Development
  • Mr Kazuhiko Takeuchi, President, Institute for Global Environmental Studies (IGES), Japan
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Tea at The Hub

3:30 pm - 3:40 pm Special Session: Sustainable Mobility for Future at Stein Auditorium

Welcome Note & Setting the Context: Mr Shriprakash, Distinguished Fellow, TERI

3:40 pm - 4:30 pm Panel Discussion 1: Global Mobility Paradigm at Stein Auditorium

Chair: Prof Geetam Tiwari, MoUD Chair Professor, Transport Planning, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi

  • Mr Anthony Eggert, Director, ClimateWorks Foundation
  • Mr Roland Hwang, Managing Director, Climate & Clean Energy Program, NRDC
  • HE André Aranha Corrêa do Lago, Ambassador of Brazil to India
  • Mr Tim Ash Vie, Director, Under2 Coalition Secretariat, The Climate Group
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Panel Discussion 2: Mobility in Developing Countries at Stein Auditorium

Chair: Dr V Sumantran, Chairman, Celeris Technologies

  • Mr Rohit Gothi, CEO, Hero Cycles
  • Ms Nandini Maheshwari, Head, Business Development, Uber India
  • Mr Sudipta Mukherjee, Vice President and Plant Head, Haldia Energy Limited
  • Mr Sunil Mathur, Additional Member (Tourism & Catering) Ministry of Railways, Railway Board, India
  • Mr Manu Saxena, Vice-President Business Planning, TVS Motor Company
5:30 pm - 6:50 pm Ministerial Session: Energy for Tomorrow at Stein Auditorium

Chair: Ambassador Ajai Malhotra, Senior Advisor – Climate Change & Distinguished Fellow, TERI

  • Mr Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, India
  • Mr Rajiv Kumar, Vice-Chairman, NITI Aayog, India
  • Dr Barshaman Pun, Hon’ble Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Nepal
  • Ms Marianne Hagen, State Secretary (Deputy Minister), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
  • Mr Tomasz Chruszczow, High Level Climate Champion for Climate Action, Poland
Keynote Address
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Rapid Urbanization: Planning & Preparing for the Future  at The Hub

Mr HS Puri, Hon’ble Minister of State (IC), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, India

Chair: Ambassador Manjeev Puri, Member of Advisory Board – TERI & Ambassador of India to Nepal

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm Dinner at The Hub

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