DSDS - 2011
Tapping Local Initiatives and
Tackling Global Inertia
3-5 February 2011,Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi
Speakers - DSDS 2011


Inauguration by

Dr Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India

Current Heads of state / Government

HE Mr Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan
HE Dr Leonel Fernandez
, President of Dominican Republic
HE Mr James Alix Michel
, President of Seychelles

Former Heads of state / Government

Mr Esko Aho, Former Prime Minister of Finland and Executive Vice President Member of the Group Executive Board, Nokia Corporation, Finland
HE Dr (Mrs) Gro Harlem Brundtland
, Former Prime Minister of Norway & Special Envoy on Climate Change, United Nations, Norway
HE Mr Ricardo Lagos, Former President, Government of Chile

Nobel Laureates

Dr Yuan-Tseh Lee, President, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Prof Sir James A Mirrlees
, Professor of Political Economy, University of Cambridge & Master, Morningside College Chinese University of Hong Kong
Prof Joseph Stiglitz
, Professor, Columbia University, USA


HRH Prince Mostapha Zaher, Director General of the National Environmental Protection Agency. Islamic Repubic of Afghanistan
Lyonpo Dr Pema Gyamtsho, Minister for Agriculture, The Royal Government of Bhutan
HE Mr Laurent Sedogo, Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries, Burkina Faso
HE Mr Salifou Sawadogo, Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development, Government of Burkina Faso
Hon Stéphane Dion, M.P, House of Commons, Canada
HE Ms Paula Lehtomaki, Minister of Environment, Finland
HE Mr Brice Lalonde, Former Minister of Environment, France
HE Dr Luis Alberto Ferraté, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Guatemala
HE Dr Farooq Abdullah, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Government of India
Mr Jairam Ramesh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment and Forests, Government of India
Mr Digvijay Singh, Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh & General Secretary Indian National Congress
Mr Rachmat Witoelar, Former State Minister for the Environment, & Chairman, National Council on Climate Change and President's Special Envoy for Climate    Change, Indonesia
Mr Hideki Minamikawa, Vice-Minister, Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan
Hon Mr Tiemoko Sangare, Minister of Environment & Sanitation, The Republic of Mali
Mr Juan Elvira, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico
HE Ms Tora Aasland, Minister for Research and Higher Education, Norway
HE Mr Hameed Ullah Jan Afridi, Minister for Environment, Pakistan
HE Mr Malik Amin Aslam Khan, Former Minister of State (Environment) - Pakistan & Executive Director – ENVORK, Pakistan
HE Prof Humberto Delgado Ubach Chaves Rosa, Minister of State of Environment, Portugal
HE Mr Clement Gignac, Minister for Economic Development, Innovation and Export, Quebec
Dr Khalid bin Muhammad Al-Qusaibi
, Hon’ble Minister of Economy and Planning, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Lord John Prescott
, Former Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Former Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions,
   Member of Parliament for Hull East, UK


Dr Wakako Hironaka, Former Member, House of Councillors, Japan
Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, India
Mr Deepak Gupta
, IAS Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
Mr A G Kawamura, Secretary, Department of Food and Agriculture, California
Mr Shyam Nokta, Adviser to the President and Head, Office of Climate Change, Office of the President, Guyana
Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Hon'ble Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission
Mr Marek Skolil, Director General of the Division for Economic Cooperation and Country Promotion, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
   (MFA), Prague
Mr Mutsuyoshi Nishimura, Special Advisor to the Cabinet in charge of Climate Change, Japan
HE Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, Bir Bikram, Hon’ble Adviser to the Hon’ble Prime Minister , Bangladesh
Mr Gurjit Singh, Former Ambassador of India to Ethiopia, Joint Secretary (East and Southern Africa), Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India
Dr Abdulbasit Salem Sairafi, Deputy Assistant for Sustainable Development , Saudi Arabia
Dr Staffan Tillander, Ambassador for Climate Change, Ministry of the Environment, Government of Sweden

Multi / Bilateral Organizations/Institutions/Foundations

Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI
Dr Araya Asfaw, Executive Director, Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre, Ethiopia
Mr Bart W Édes, Director, Poverty Reduction, Gender and Social Development, Asian Development Bank, Philippines
Mr C Dasgupta , Distinguished Fellow, TERI, India
Mr Ashok Jaitly, Distinguished Fellow and Director-Water Resources, TERI, India
Dr Arabinda Mishra, Director, Earth Science and Climate Change, Centre for Global Environment Research, TERI, India
Dr Torbjørn Digernes, Professor, Vice Chancellor/Rector, Norwegian University of Science in Technology, Norway
Mr Haruhiko Kuroda, President, Asian Development Bank
Mr Nitin Desai, Former Under Secretary General of the United Nations & Distinguished Fellow at TERI
Dr Anthony Okon Nyong
, FAAS, FRGS, CCeog Manager Compliance and Safeguards Division, African Development Bank
Mr Bjorn Stigson
, President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Dr Prodipto Ghosh
, Distinguished Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change, TERI, India
Dr Leena Srivastava
, Executive Director, TERI, India
Mr Richard Dent, CEO, Climatecom Strategies, UK
Ms Ursula Schaefer-Preuss
, Vice-President, Knowledge and Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank
Mr Amit Kumar
, Director, Energy Environment Technology Development, TERI, India
Ms Lakshmi Venkatachalam
, Vice President (Private Sector and Cofinancing Operations), Asian Development Bank
Mr S Sundar
, Distinguished Fellow, TERI, India
Prof Dennis Loveday
, Director, Sustainability Research School, Loughborough University, U.K.
Prof Jeffrey D Sachs, Earth Institute & Special Advisor to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, USA
Dr Youba Sokona
, Coordinator, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Ethiopia
Ms Aban Marker Kabraji
, Regional Director, Asia, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN)
Mr Carl Pope
, Executive Director, The Sierra Club, USA
Mr Peter Lehner
, Executive Director, Natural Resources Defense Council, USA
Ms Christiana Figueres
, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Mr Abdoulie Janneh
, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Mr Terry Tamminen
, CEO & Founder of Seventh Generation Advisors, USA
Prof Bhavik R Bakshi
, Vice Chancellor ,TERI University, India
Lord Meghnad Desai
, Professor Emeritus, Centre for the Study of Global Governance, London School of Economics
Dr Mashkuri Bin Yaacob
, Vice Chancellor, UNITEN University, Malaysia
Ms Aimee Christensen
, Founder & CEO, Christensen Global Strategies & Partner, World Climate Summit
Dr Laurence Tubiana
, Director, Institut du Developpement Durable et des Relations Internationales, France
Dr Rathana peou van den Heuvel
, Associate Professor, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
Mr Henry Saint Bris
, Senior Vice President Strategy, SUEZ Environnement, France
Prof Hironori Hamanaka
, Chair of the Board of Directors, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Mr Gregory Dalton, Vice President of Special Projects & Director of Climate One Project, The Commonwealth Club of California
Prof Luigi Paganetto, IEA Secretary General and Tor Vergata Economics Foundation President
Ms Gretchen Kalonji, Assistant Director-General for the Natural Sciences, UNESCO
Mr Pierre Jacquet, Chief Economist at the French Development
Negusu Aklilu, Director,Forum for the Environment, Ethiopia
Mr Suman K Bery, Director General, National Council of Applied Economic Research
Prof Jane den Hollander, Vice-Chancellor, Deakin University, Australia
Ms Akanksha Chaurey, Director, Decentralised Electricity Solutions, TERI, India
Dr Ligia Noronha, Director, Resources, Regulation & Global Security, TERI, India
Mr Ibrahim H Rehman , Director-Social Transformation, TERI, India
Prof Sabine Troeger, Head, Climate Change Partnership Programme, Horn of Africa Regional Environmental Centre, Ethiopia
Dr Habtemariam Abate, Executive Director, Sustainable Land Use Forum, Ethiopia
Ms Julie T Katzman, Executive Vice president of the IDB
Mr Brahim Fassi Fihri, Chairman, Amadeus Institute Institution, Morocco
Dr Andreas Schild, Director General, ICIMOD, Nepal
Mr Sunit Tandon, Director, Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), India


Ms. Naina Lal Kidwai, Group General Manager and Country Head, HSBC India, New Delhi
Mr. Glenn Schmidt, Head of Steering Governmental Affairs, BMW Group, Germany
Mr Peter William Greenwood, Group Executive Director – Strategy, CLP Holdings Limited
Mr Suresh Goyal, Head of Green Research, Bell Labs
Mr Harry Verhaar, Sr. Director - Energy & Climate Change, Philips Lighting, The Netherlands
Mr Harri Kerminen
, President & CEO, Kemira Oyj, Finland
Mr Jorgen M Clausen
, Chairman, Danfoss, Denmark
Ms Therese M. Gearhart, Group Director Marketing, Commercial, and Customer Leadership – Eurasia Africa Group, THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
Mr Rajiv Bawa, Executive Vice President, Uninor, India


Mr Darryl D'Monte, Chairperson, Forum of Environmental Journalists of India
Mr Bittu Sahgal
, Editor, Sanctuary Asia and Sanctuary Cub Magazines, India
Mr Nelson Sam, Global Managing Director, Advisory Services, Point Carbon, Sales & Trading,Thomson Reuters, UK
Mr Vikram Chandra, CEO and Managing Director of NDTV Networks PLC, India
Ms Gargi Rawat, Presenter, NDTV, India

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