Discussions at this international dialogue will be further deliberated at the 2019 edition of the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS), TERl's flagship event, slated in New Delhi from February 11-13, 2019

The Energy Transitions Commission India (ETC India) housed in The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi has been convened as a platform to help identify pathways for change in India's energy system to ensure India's inclusive sustainable development, economic growth and appropriate contribution to the global fight against climate change.


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Opening Session 2.30 – 2.50 p.m. Setting the Context by the Session Chair
  • Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI & Co-Chair, Energy Transitions Commission (ETC)
Statements by the Panellists 2.50 – 3.45 p.m. Panellists:
  • Mr Mohit Bhargava, Head, Corporate Planning, NTPC Limited & Director, EESL and Meja Urja Nigam Limited
  • Mr Remy Rioux, CEO, Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and Chairperson for International Development Finance Club (IDFC)
  • Mr Sumant Sinha, Chairman & Managing Director, ReNew Power
  • Prof Woochong Um, Director General, Sustainable Development & Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank
Keynote Address 3:45 – 3.55 p.m. Ms Rachel Kyte, CEO of Sustainable Energy for All and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All
Q&A with the audience 3.55 – 4.20 p.m.
Closing Session 4.20 – 4.30 p.m. Summary & Concluding Remarks by the Chair

Past International Dialogue

WSDS 2017 witnessed an International Dialogue held in Suva, Fiji where TERI as ‘Knowledge Partner’ co-hosted with the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of Republic of India the India – Pacific Islands Sustainable Development Conference on the theme of, ‘Furthering the FIPIC Agenda through Sustainability Initiatives’.

WSDS 2018 proceedings featured a special session on ‘Effective South-South Cooperation under FIPIC’ which further addressed the issues deliberated upon at the Suva Conference. We also had the honour of HE Mr Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Public Enterprises, Civil Service and Communications, Government of Republic of Fiji gracing the Summit in New Delhi in February, 2018 with his presence.


Ms Aarti Narain / Mr Hanish Bhatia
WSDS Secretariat, The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI)
Tel. +91 11 24682100 (ext: 2463)
Email: aarti.narain@teri.res.in or Hanish.bhatia@teri.res.in | Website: http://wsds.teriin.org/