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"It is not the planet that is fragile. It is us": PM Narendra Modi calls for global alliances to tackle climate change at the World Sustainable Development Summit

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Mr John Kerry and six world leaders call for “monumental transformation” in the way we deal with sustainability

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Summit Overview

Summit Proceedings of World Sustainable Development Summit 2022

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2001-2021

52

Heads of State and Government

78

Ministers

13

Nobel Laureates

2418

Speakers

1827

Business Leaders

26091

Delegates

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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Highlights

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

Short session summmaries of WSDS 2022


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WSDS 2022 Speakers

Hans Jacob Frydenlund

Ambassador
Royal Norwegian Embassy

Junaid Ahmad

Country Director, India
The World Bank

Irfaan Ali

President
Republic of Guyana   

Hussain Almahmoudi

Chief Executive Officer
Sharjah Research Technology & Innovation Park

Mariam Almheiri

UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment
UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

Ugo Astuto

Ambassador
Delegation of the European Union

Mr. Atul Bagai

Country Director – India, United Nations Environment Programme
Country Director – India, United Nations Environment Programme

Manish Bapna

President and CEO
Natural Resources Defense Council

Seydou Bari Sidbie

Advisor to the Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development
Republic of Guinea

Espen Barth Eide

Minister of Climate and Environment
The Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment

Ranjit Barthakur

Founder & President
Balipara Foundation

Xiye Bastida

Co Founder
Re-Earth Initiative

Suman Bery

Senior Visiting Fellow
Centre for Policy Research

Michael R. Bloomberg

UN Special Envoy for Climate Ambition & Solutions, Founder of Bloomberg LP
Bloomberg Philanthropies

Tony Capon

Director
Monash Sustainable Development Institute

Rohit Chandra

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
OMC Power Pvt Ltd

Vikram Chandra

Founder
Editorji Technologies Pvt Ltd

Rajiv Chhibber

Vice President
Sahajanand Medical Technologies Ltd

Nivedita Cholayil

Research Associate
The Energy and Resources Institute

Manish Chourasia

Managing Director
Tata Cleantech Capital Ltd

Helen Clarkson

Chief Executive Officer
Climate Group

Mr Chandrashekhar Dasgupta

Distinguished Fellow Emeritus
The Energy and Resources Institute

Vincenzo de Luca

Ambassador of Italy
Embassy of Italy

Laura de Vries

Ambassador European Climate Pact
European Commission

Suneel Deambi

Solar PV Expert
Working in an independent capacity

Nitin Desai

Chairman - Governing Council
The Energy and Resources Institute

Vibha Dhawan

Director General
The Energy and Resources Institute

Sunil Duggal

Group Chief Executive Officer
Vedanta Limited

Bahar Dutt

Associate Professor
Shiv Nadar University

Patricia Espinosa

Executive Secretary
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Yasmine Fouad

Minister of Environment
Ministry of Environment, Arab Republic of Egypt

Prodipto Ghosh

Distinguished Fellow
The Energy and Resources Institute

Mr Shantanu Gotmare

Commissioner & Secretary
Government of Assam

Raphaël Goulet

Head of Unit for Ocean Governance, Law of the Sea and Arctic Policy
European Commission

Steven Guilbeault

Minister
Environment and Climate Change, Canada

Pema Gyamtsho

Director General
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

Kate Hampton

Chief Executive Officer
The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)

Fiona Harvey

Environment Correspondent
The Guardian, London

Vidar Helgesen

Executive Director
The Nobel Foundation

Amina J. Mohammed

Deputy Secretary General
United Nations

Rakesh Kacker

President
TERI Alumni Association

Emma Kari

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change
Ministry of the Environment, Finland

Mercy Karunditu

Deputy Executive Director
The Green Belt Movement

Livleen Kaur

Associate Director
TERI

Shailly Kedia

Senior Fellow
The Energy and Resources Institute

John Kerry

United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate
US State Department

Deepali Khanna

Managing Director
The Rockefeller Foundation

Kamal Kishore

Member Secretary
National Disaster Management Authority

Arun Krishnamurthy

Founder
Environmentalist Foundation of India

Rachel Kyte

Dean
The Fletcher School at Tufts University

Steffi Lemke

Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection, Germany

Mr. Emmanuel Lenain

Ambassador of France
French Government

Ajay Mathur

Director General
International Solar Alliance

Anuradha Mathur

Associate Fellow
The Energy and Resources Institute

Katie McGinty

Chief Sustainability and External Relations Officer
Johnson Controls

Mac McQuown

Partner, Co-Founder, and Director
Diversified Credit Investments

María Mendiluce

Chief Executive Officer
We Mean Business Coalition

Himanshu Shekhar Mishra

Senior Editor (Political & Current Affairs)
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV India)

Narendra Modi

Prime Minister
INDIA

Vanessa Nakate

Climate Justice Activist and Author of A Bigger Picture
Rise up movement

Leena Nandan

Secretary to Government of India
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Jayashree Nandi

Assistant Editor
Hindustan Times

Khadeeja Naseem

Minister of State for Environment, Climate Change and Technology, Maldives
Ministry of State for Environment, Climate Change and Technology

Bruno Oberle

Director General
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Sanda Ojiambo

CEO and Executive Director
United Nations Global Compact

Shonali Pachauri

Research Group Leader
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Dr. Saroj Pachauri

Director
POP Movement

Dr. Ash Pachauri

Senior Mentor
POP Movement

Ridhima Pandey

Student
Student

Barbara Pompili

Minister for the Ecological Transition
French Government

Janez Potocnik

Partner, Co-Chair
Systemiq, UNEP IRP

Manjeev Singh Puri

Distinguished Fellow
The Energy and Resources Institute

Rajani Ranjan Rashmi

Distinguished Fellow & Programme Director
TERI

Teresa Ribera

Deputy Prime Minister for the Ecological Transition
Government of Spain

John Roome

Regional Director, South Asia Sustainable Development
World Bank

- Sadhguru

Founder, Isha Foundation
Isha Foundation

James K Sangma

Cabinet Minister for Forests & Environment, Health & Family Welfare, Information & Public Relations
Government of Meghalaya

Abdulla Shahid

President of the UN General Assembly
United Nations

Ajay Shankar

Distinguished Fellow
The Energy and Resources Institute

Priya Shankar

India Director, Climate and Environment Program
Bloomberg Philanthropies

Alok Sharma

President
COP 26

Aminath Shauna

Minister
Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology, Maldives

Sameh Shoukry

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt and COP27 President-Designate
Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Dipak Singh

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

Mahendra Singhi

Managing Director & CEO
Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd.

Sumant Sinha

Chairman and CEO
ReNew Power Pvt Ltd

Mr Alexander Slater

Deputy Managing Director, U.S.-India Business Council
Deputy Managing Director, U.S.-India Business Council

Youba Sokona

Vice-Chair
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Erik Solheim

Green Politician, Advisor and inspirational speaker on green business, peace and development
Morrow Batteries, Aker Horizons, Green Hydrogen Organisation - GH2, Chairman of Advisory Board

Will Steffen

Emeritus Professor
Australian National University

Bambang Susantono

Vice President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development
Asian Development Bank

Petteri Taalas

Secretary General
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Yasuo Takahashi

Executive Director
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

Aaditya Uddhav Thackeray

Hon’ble Cabinet Minister of Tourism, Environment and Protocol
Government of Maharashtra

Palanivel Thiaga Rajan

Honorable Minister of Finance & Human Resources Management
Government of Tamil Nadu

Frans Timmermans

Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal
European Commission

Stig Traavik

Director
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)

Laurence Tubiana

Chief Executive Officer
European Climate Foundation

Adair Turner

Chairman
Energy Transitions Commission

Arne Walther

Independent Adviser
Walther International Consulting

Mark Williams

Professor, School of Geography, Geology and the Environment
University of Leicester

Bhupender Yadav

Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India

Jan Zalasiewicz

Geologist
University of Leicester, UK

Jinfeng Zhou

Secretary General
China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation


Making Words Count: WSDS 2022

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2022-02-23 | Outlook India
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2022-02-19 | ANI
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2022-02-21 | The CSR Journal
Glasgow to Sharm el-Sheikh: Bridging the Gap between Mitigation and Adaptation Finance at COP 27
2022-02-18 | The Print
PM Narendra Modi calls for Global Alliances to tackle climate change at the World Sustainable Development Summit
2022-02-17 | ANI

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Summit Series : 2001-2021

52

Heads of State and Government

78

Ministers

13

Nobel Laureates

2418

Speakers

1827

Business Leaders

26091

Delegates

Summit Timeline : 2001-2021

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The Energy & Resources Institute
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New Delhi - 110 003 India

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