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About WSDS 2022 Theme

The Twenty First Edition of the annual flagship event of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS), will be held from 16th to 18th February 2022 in a virtual format. The Summit deliberations will be focus on the umbrella theme: Towards a Resilient Planet: Ensuring a Sustainable and Equitable Future.

The onslaught of extreme weather events around the world has brought to the forefront on how human well-being and the health of our planet are inextricably linked. Just and equitable implementation of climate and environmental policies need to go hand in hand with broader sustainable development objectives. The present state of planetary health along with pandemic driven socioeconomic crises call for a revisit on questions related to global ambition and measures for sustainable development. Responses should be viewed from the perspective of planetary resilience, and responses to the pandemic must be right for humans as well as Planet Earth.

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Ministerial Session
Reconciling the Role of States and Markets for Sustainable Consumption and Production
Ministerial Session
Reconciling Opportunities and Challenges of Climate Resilient Development
Special Session
COP Charter of Actions: From Glasgow to Sharm el-Sheikh
Ministerial Session
Sub-national Leadership for Inclusive Green Growth

Daily Bulletins

Short session summmaries of WSDS 2022


WSDS 2022 Speakers

Mr. Hans Jacob Frydenlund


Dr. Rachna Arora

Team Leader & Coordinator

Mr. Siddharth Goel

Senior Policy Advisor

Mr. Amitabh Kant

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Kunal Kumar

IAS, Joint Secretary

Mr. Mayank Aggarwal

Contributing Editor

Dr. Rashmi Aggarwal

Head Plant Pathology and Joint Director (Edn.) Additional Charge

Dr. Anupam Agnihotri


Mr. Rainer Agster

Executive Board Member

Mr. Hussain Almahmoudi

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Satender Arya

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Ugo Astuto


Dr. Suresh Kumar Attri

Principal Scientific Officer

Mr. Kirtiman Awasthi

Adaptation Thematic Lead, CAFRI project

Ms. Madhuri Bahadur

Community Resource Person

Mr. Abhay Bakre

Director General

Dr. Malini Balakrishnan

Senior Fellow

Mr. Seydou Bari Sidbie

Advisor to the Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development

Mr. Ranjit Barthakur

Founder & President

Mr. Dipal Chandra Barua

Founder & Chairman

Ms. Xiye Bastida

Co Founder

Dr. Girija K Bharat


Mr. Saurabh Bhardwaj

Senior Fellow

Col. Vijay Bhaskar

Managing Director

Mr. Souvik Bhattacharjya

Senior Fellow and Associate Director

Dr. Arvind Bodhankar

Executive Director - ESG and Chief Risk Officer

Ms. Prarthana Borah

Director of India, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

Ms. Jesse Burton

Senior Researcher

Dr. Antje C Berger

Counselor, Climate & Environment

Dr. Lovneesh Chanana

Vice President Government Affairs Asia Pacific and Japan

Mr. Rohit Chandra

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Sandip Chatterjee


Ms. Nivedita Cholayil

Research Associate

Mr. Sandeep Roy Choudhury


Mr. Stephan Contius

Commissioner for the 2030 Agenda and Head of Division

Ms. Laura de Vries

Ambassador European Climate Pact

Dr. Suneel Deambi

Solar PV Expert

Mr. Jonathan Demenge

Head of Cooperation (New Delhi)

Mr. Nitin Desai

Chairman - Governing Council

Dr. Vibha Dhawan

Director General

Mr. Pyush Dogra

Sr. Environmental Specialist

Mr. Erlend Draget

Senior Advisor

Mr. Sanjay Dubey

Principal Secretary (Energy)

Ms. Patricia Espinosa

Executive Secretary

Mr. Asheesh Fotedar

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Jai Kumar Gaurav

Senior Advisor-Climate Change

Dr. Anju Goel

Fellow, Centre for Environmental Studies

Mr. C P Goyal

Director General of Forest & Special Secretary

Mr. P K Gupta


Ms. Fiona Harvey

Environment Correspondent

Mr. Vidar Helgesen

Executive Director

Ms. Anna Hentinnen

Senior Environmental Specialist

Mr. Helmut Hojesky

Head of Department / General Climate Policy

Mr. Dinesh Dayanand Jagdale

Joint Secretary

Mr. Jeevan Kumar Jethani


Mr. Abhas Jha

Practice Manager

Dr. Subodh Jindal


Mr. Girishkumar Kadam

Senior Vice President & Co-Group Head

Mr. Ayaskant Kanungo

General Manager (Commercial & Corporate Affairs)

Dr. Shilpi Kapur

Vice President

Ms. Emma Kari

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change

Dr. Ing. Anke Karmann-Woessner


Dr. Livleen Kaur

Associate Director

Dr. Shailly Kedia

Senior Fellow

Ms. Ghislaine Kieffer

Policy Analyst

Mr. Edwin Koekkoek

First Counsellor, Energy and Climate Action

Mr. Arun Krishnamurthy


Mr. S Vijay Kumar

Distinguished Fellow & FOLU India Lead

Dr. Archana Kumar

Behavioural Change Expert and Associate Professor

Mr. Rajiv Kumar

General Manager

Mr. Rajeev Kumar

VP Regions Cities and Solutions

Mr. Sudhir Kumar


Mr. Ole Larsen


Mr. Sharath Loganathan


Ms. Anuradha Mathur

Associate Fellow

Mr. Clarence Woo Chee Meng

Executive Director

Mr. Vinamra Mishra

Director (Tech&Projects)

Mr. Sanjay Mitra

Distinguished Fellow

Mr. Vineet Mittal


Mr. Richie Mittal

Immediate Past President

Mr. Narendra Modi

Prime Minister

Ms. Amina J. Mohammed

Deputy Secretary General

Dr. Anant Mohan


Mr. R Mukundan

Managing Director & CEO

Ms. Vanessa Nakate

Climate Justice Activist and Author of A Bigger Picture

Dr. Sachchida Nand

Deputy Director General

Ms. Jayashree Nandi

Assistant Editor

Mr. Rakesh Nath

Former Member, APTEL & Former Chairperson

Mr. S S Negi

Vice Chairman

Dr. Luca Nizzetto

Senior Research Scientist

Dr. Shonali Pachauri

Research Group Leader

Mr. Suresh Padmanabhan


Mr. Suneel Pamidi

Director, DoECC, Government of Kerala

Mr. Surendra Kumar Pandey

All India Secretary of BMS and Deputy Incharge for Coal Sector

Dr. Rajesh Pandya


Mr. Ulhas Parlikar

Global Consultant

Ms. Johanna Lissinger Peitz

Ambassador for Stockholm+50

Mr. Pablo Benitez Ponce

Senior Environmental Economist

Mr. Gulab Chandra Prajapati


Ms. Khushbu Prajapati


Mr. Shri Prakash

Distinguished Fellow

Mr. Sharif Qamar

Fellow & AC

Ms. Kamilla Kristensen Rai


Prof. K Ramanathan

Distinguished Fellow, Electricity & Fuels Division (EFD)

Mr. I V Rao

Visiting Senior Fellow

Mr. Rajani Ranjan Rashmi

Distinguished Fellow & Programme Director

Ms. Teresa Ribera

Deputy Prime Minister for the Ecological Transition

Mr. Sourav Roy


Dr. Syamal Kumar Sarkar

Distinguished Fellow and Senior Director, Natural Resources and Climate Programme

Mr. Shrinath Savoor

Chief Sustainability Officer

Mr. A K Saxena

Senior Director, Electricity & Fuels Division

Dr. Heinz Schandl

Senior Science Leader

Ms. Astrid Schomaker

Director and DG-Environment

Prof. P. K. Sen

Former Professor & Consultant

Mr. Girish Sethi

Senior Director, Energy

Ms. Priya Shankar

India Director

Mr. Ajay Shankar

Distinguished Fellow

Dr. Brij Mohan Sharma


Dr. J V Sharma

Director, Land Resources

Mr. Alok Sharma


Mr. Sameh Shoukry

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt and COP27 President-Designate

Dr. Ashok kumar Singh

Deputy Director General

Ms. Anshu Singh

Deputy Director General

Ms. Roli Singh

Additional Secretary

Dr. Pratima Singh

Research Scientist

Mr. Dipak Singh

Principal Secretary, Environment, Forest, and Climate Change Department, Government of Bihar

Mr. Mahendra Singhi

Managing Director & CEO

Ms. Jaya Varma Sinha

Additional Member (Traffic)

Mr. Satish Sinha

Associate Director

Ms. R Smitha

IAS, Secretary

Prof. Youba Sokona


Ms. Rhea Srivastava

Research Associate

Mr. Vinit Srivastava


Prof. Will Steffen

Emeritus Professor

Mr. Freddy Svane


Mr. Yasuo Takahashi

Executive Director

Mr. Ajay Talegaonkar

Chief Engineer, Financial & Commercial Appraisal

Ms. Cecilia Tam

Team Leader

Mr. Jigmet Tapka

IAS, Joint Secretary

Mr. Andrea Terron


Mr. D.M. Thakar

Deputy Environment Engineer

Mr. Frans Timmermans

Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal

Mr. Ashish Tiwari


Mr. Stig Traavik


Mr. Hitesh Vaidya


Mr. R K Vij


Prof. Jan Zalasiewicz


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