Day 1 - Oct 05, 2016

08:30 - 09:30 Registration opens for WSDS at Registration Desk

Thematic Tracks
10:00 - 12:00 World Bank - Climate Resilient Agriculture at Jacaranda

10:00 - 12:00 EU - India Collaboration for Implementation of NDCs at Tamarind

10:00 - 12:00 IFC - Valuation of Energy Costs in the India Context at Juniper

10:00 - 12:00 UNDP - Mainstreaming SDG Goal No.7 - Affordable and Clean Energy at Gulmohar

10:00 - 12:00 CARIAA - Linking Climate Risks to Policy and Practice - Sharing Experiences and Approaches for Research Uptake at Magnolia

10:00 - 12:00 Ingersoll Rand - Corporate Dialogue on Transitioning to Low GWP Refrigerants and Higher Efficiencies at Amaltas

10:00 - 12:00 Using Multi-Stakeholder Simulations to Examine the Impacts of Food Policy Choices in India and Asia at Conference Room, TERI

10:00 - 12:00 IUCN - Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Responsible Business at Marigold

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch hosted by EESL at India Habitat Centre

Exhibition Inauguration
13:00 - 13:15 Greenovation 2016 Exhibition Inauguration at India Habitat Centre

Mr Jayant Sinha, Hon'ble Minister of State for Civil Aviation, India
Mr Tomasz Kozlowski, Ambassador of the European Union to India

Followed by a walk-through of the Exhibition
Business Day
13:30 - 14:30 Inaugural Session

Welcome Address
Mr. Ashok Chawla, Chairman, TERI

Theme Setting
Mr. R Mukundan, Managing director, Tata Chemicals - Chair of Ex-Com
Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI

Keynote Address
Mr. Erik Solheim. UNEP Executive Director and. Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

Special Remarks
Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI

Inaugural Address
Sh. Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Government of India

Vote of Thanks
14:30 - 16:00 Plenary Session 1: Encouraging businesses to take the lead in poverty reduction & achieving the SDGs
The session explores how India Inc. is responding to the threats facing the planet today that would create huge challenges in terms of the ability of human society to maintain growth at levels that have been possible in the past and which would need to be maintained for the welfare of society, particularly for those who live in poverty, in future.
16:00 - 16:15 Tea
16:15 - 16:45 Smart plug-ins: The Smart Plug-In features Greenovation 2016 exhibitors talking about their solutions and technologies; which will help usher in the 'second' green revolution
16:45 - 18:15 Plenary Session 2: Accelerating the transition to Low Carbon Industries
The session explores how the advent of decent and environmentally sustainable employment can contribute enormously towards poverty reduction, social equity and inclusion, human well-being, economic development and environmental protection. The deliberations will also attempt to chart out a path towards low carbon development, which is to be inclusive of all stakeholders and how the unavoidable employment and social costs of the transition are to be shared by all.
18:15 - 19:00 Valedictory Session
Chair: Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI

Address by Business Leader: Mr Rana Kapoor, Managing Director & CEO, YES Bank Ltd

Special Address: Ms. Rachel Kyte, CEO, Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) & Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All

Valedictory Address: Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State(IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy, Government of India

Vote of Thanks
Dr. (Ms.) Annapurna Vancheswaran, Senior Director, TERI
19:00 - 20:00 Networking Reception

Day 2 - Oct 06, 2016

Thematic Tracks @ Vigyan Bhawan
10:00 - 12:00 EU - Workshop on: Resource Efficiency and the Circular Economy at Vigyan Bhawan - HALL NO. 6

10:00 - 12:00 AFD - Lifestyles, Production and Consumption: Key Challenges for Sustainable Development at Vigyan Bhawan - HALL NO. 5

10:00 - 12:00 REEEP - Energising Agri-food Value Chain through Clean Energy - Investing in Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Solutions at Vigyan Bhawan - HALL NO. 4

10:00 - 12:00 Clean Energy Nexus- The way forward in India at Vigyan Bhawan - HALL NO. 1

10:00 - 12:00 Air Pollution in India: A Problem with Scalable Solutions - Roundtable at Vigyan Bhawan - HALL NO. 2 & 3

13:15 - 14:15 Inaugural by the Hon'ble President of India at Vigyan Bhawan

Presentation of the 2016 Sustainable Development Leadership Award
14:30 - 15:30 Lunch served at India Habitat Centre

Ministerial Session
15:45 - 17:00 People's Aspirations and Sustainability : New Governance Paradigm at India Habitat Centre

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

HE Mr Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission
Mr Anil Madhav Dave, Hon'ble Minister of State (I/C) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, India
HE Mr Lars Andreas Lunde, Deputy Minister of Climate and Environment, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Norway
HE Mr Slawomir Mazurek, Deputy Minister of Environment, Poland
HE Mr Ibrahim Baylan, Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy, Sweden
HE Mr Erik Solheim Under Secretary General of the United Nations & Executive Director of UN Environment
Plenary Session I
17:00 - 18:00 Air Pollution is a Solvable Problem
Chair: Prof. V Ramanathan, Distinguished Professor and UNEP1s Champions of Earth, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego

Mr Kamal Bali, Managing Director, Volvo India Private Limited
Dr Carlos Dora, Coordinator - Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health Department, WHO
Dr Dirk Fransaer, Managing Director, VITO
Dr Sunday Leonard, Science Programme Office, UNEP-CCAC
Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, TERI
18:00 - 18:15 Tea
Plenary Session II
18:15 - 19:30 Climate ~Water ~ Energy ~ Food Nexus
Chair: Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI

Ambassador Jonathan Addleton, Mission Director, USAID-India
Mr Anindya Chatterjee, Regional Director, Asia, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Mr Klas Eklund, Senior Economist Sustainability, SEB
Dr Keywan Riahi, Director- Energy Program, IIASA
Mr Ravi Singh, Secretary General & CEO, WWF-India
Special Addresses
19:30 - 19:50 Mr Suresh Prabhu, Hon'ble Union Minister of Railways, India
Mr Pawan Chamling, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Sikkim

Chair: Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, TERI
Cultural Programme
19:50 - 21:50 Cultural evening followed by Dinner

Day 3 - Oct 07, 2016

09:15 - 09:45 Tea at India Habitat Centre

Plenary Session I
09:45 - 11:00 Habitat III Agenda - Sustainable Development Goals and Implications for Cities at India Habitat Centre

Chair: Mr S Sundar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI

Co-chair: Prof. Om Prakash Mathur, Senior Fellow and Head, Urban Studies, Institute of Social Sciences

Keynote Address: Mr Durga Shanker Mishra, Additional Secretary (UD), Ministry of Urban Development, India

Mr Yuri Afanasiev, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative
Ms Anita Arjundas, President & CEO, Mahindra Lifespaces
Mr Cyrille Bellier, Deputy Executive Director, Strategy, Partnerships & Communication Directorate, AFD
Mr Andreas Klugescheid, Vice President Governmental Affairs, BMW AG
Dr Shipra Narang Suri, Vice-President, General Assembly of Partners towards Habitat III & Co-Chair, World Urban Campaign
Ms Xueman Wang, Senior Carbon Finance Specialist, The World Bank, Sustainable Development Network
11:00 - 11:05 Showcasing the TERI - Mahindra Centre of Excellence at India Habitat Centre

Plenary Session II
11:05 - 12:20 Sustainable Development Goals on Water: Challenges and Opportunities
Chair: Dr SK Sarkar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI

Dr Genevieve Connors, Program Leader, Water & Sustainability, India Country Office, The World Bank
HE Mr Slawomir Mazurek, Deputy Minister of Environment, Poland
Dr A Ravindra, Chairman, Centre for Sustainable Development & Chairman, Institute for Social & Economic Change & former Chief Secretary, Karnataka
Ms Astrid Schomaker, Director Global Sustainable Development, DG Environment, European Commission
Dr Alok Sikka, International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Country Representative, India
12:20 - 13:15 Lunch served at India Habitat Centre

Plenary Session III
13:15 - 14:30 NDCs: Plans, Policies & Priorities
Chair: Dr Prodipto Ghosh, Distinguished Fellow, TERI

Mr Erik Brandsma, Director-General, Swedish Energy Agency
Prof. Hironori Hamanaka, Chair of the Board of Directors, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, TERI, India
Mr RR Rashmi, Special Secretary, Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Chane, Government of India
Plenary Session IV
14:30 - 15:30 Beyond 2015: Sustainable Infrastructure for Africa's Transformation
Chair: Mr Nitin Desai, Distinguished Fellow, TERI & Former UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs

Dr Araya Asfaw, Director, Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre & Network, Addis Ababa
Ms Meaza Ashenafi, Adviser, Gender and Women's Rights, Capacity Development Division, UNECA
Mr Martin Hiller, Director-General, REEEP
Ambassador Ajai Malhotra, Distinguished Fellow, TERI
Ambassador Nalin Surie, Director-General, Indian Council of World Affairs
Special Addresses
15:30 - 16:00 MOU Signing between the Government of India and European Union

Special Address:
Sushri Uma Bharti
, Hon'ble Minister of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, India
HE Mr Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission

Chair: Mr S Vijay Kumar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI

Tea Break
16:00 - 16:15 Tea
Thematic Tracks
16:15 - 18:15 BMW-Realising the Electric Mobility Vision at Jacaranda

16:15 - 18:15 2nd EU- India Water Forum at Tamarind

16:15 - 18:15 EU- Achieving Sustainable Development Goals: Challenges and Opportunities for Urban India at Juniper

16:15 - 18:15 Role of Forests in India's INDC at Gulmohar

16:15 - 18:15 Pre-COP 22 Corporate Consultation: Role of Indian Industry in meeting India's INDC Goals at Magnolia

16:15 - 18:15 World Bank- Challenges & Strategies to Mobilise Climate Finance for Climate-resilient Development at Amaltas

16:15 - 18:15 Swedish Energy Agency - Role of Smart Grid Technologies in Power Sector Reforms for promoting 24x7 affordable & environment friendly 'Power for All' in India at Marigold

Special Address
18:15 - 18:45 Special Address
Mr Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India), Government of India
Chair: Mr Jayant Banthia, Former Chief Secretary of Maharastra

- Launch of the Publication, 'People, Planet & Progress Beyond 2015'
Cultural Programme
18:45 - 20:45 LIVE performance by the Band - Indian Ocean followed by dinner

Day 4 - Oct 08, 2016

09:30 - 10:00 Keynote Address
Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Director- The Earth Institute, Columbia University (via video)

Chair: Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, TERI
Thematic Tracks
10:00 - 12:00 Genpact - Youth Ecopreneurs at Jacaranda

10:00 - 12:00 International Solar Alliance at Tamarind

10:00 - 12:00 CDKN & LEAD - Collaborative Regional Learning and Brokering Knowledge to Enhance Resilience to Climate Change in South Asia at Juniper

10:00 - 12:00 EESL - Scaling Up Energy Efficiency at Gulmohar

10:00 - 12:00 TU - Ensuring Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns (SDG 12) through Higher Education Learning at Marigold

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch served at India Habitat Centre

Plenary Session
13:00 - 14:15 Energy Transitions: Perspectives & Priorities
Chair: Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, TERI

Lead Presentations:
Global Energy Transitions: Mr Paul Simons, Deputy Executive Director, International Energy Agency
India Energy Transitions: Dr Ritu Mathur, Director, Green Growth and Resource Efficiency, TERI

Dr Anshu Bharadwaj, Executive Director, CSTEP
Mr Jaco Cilliers, Country Director, UNDP India
Mr Ashok Lavasa, Secretary - Finance & Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, India
Mr Sumant Sinha, Chairman & CEO, ReNEW Power
Mr Upendra Tripathy, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, India

- Screening of the TRISHA (TERI's Research Initiative at Supi for Himalayan Advancement) film
14:15 - 15:15 Climate Finance and Implementation Towards Sustainability
Chair: Mr Nitin Desai, Distinguished Fellow, TERI & Former UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs

Mr Suman Bery, Former Member Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council
Mr Ashok Chawla, Chairman, TERI
Mr Sanjay Mitra, Secretary, Ministry of Road, Transport & Highways, India
Mr Dinesh Sharma, Special Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, India
Mr George N Sibley, Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs and Environment, Science and Technology, US Embassy - India
Valedictory Session
15:15 - 16:00 Valedictory Session
Opening Remarks: Mr Ashok Chawla, Chairman, TERI

Summary of the WSDS 2016 Proceedings: Mr Amit Kumar, Senior Director - Social Transformation, TERI

Special Address - Presentation of Awards:
- TERI University Award
- TERI Press Photo Contest Award

Valedictory Address: Mr Prakash Javadekar, Hon'ble Minister of Human Resource Development, India ( pre-recorded video message)

Concluding Remarks: Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, TERI
Green Day
18:00 - 21:00 An Evening dedicated to Environmental Innovation Dialogues, Open Mic and Literary Prize at Residence of France

IMPORTANT: Entry by registration only - register at by 7th October noon.