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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. Prabodha Acharya

Chief Sustainability Officer

Mr. Abhejit Agarwal

Deputy Vice President and Head - Sustainability & CSR

Ms. Smita Agarwal

Head Education

Dr. Rashmi Aggarwal

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

Mr. Mayank Aggarwal

Contributing Editor

Dr. Anupam Agnihotri


Mr. Rainer Agster

Executive Board Member

Mr. Montek Ahluwalia

Distinguished Fellow

Dr. Junaid Ahmad

Country Director, India

Dr. Irfaan Ali


Mr. Hussain Almahmoudi

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Mariam Almheiri

UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment

Dr. Manish Anand

Senior Fellow

Dr. Sriram Appulingam

Faculty Member

Dr. Satender Arya

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Ugo Astuto


Dr. Suresh Kumar Attri

Principal Scientific Officer

Mr. Kirtiman Awasthi

Adaptation Thematic Lead, CAFRI project

Mr. Atul Bagai

Country Director - India, United Nations Environment Programme

Ms. Madhuri Bahadur

Community Resource Person

Mr. Abhay Bakre

Director General

Dr. Malini Balakrishnan

Senior Fellow

Mr. Siddarthan Balasubramania

Senior Adviser- Strategy

Dr. Anup Bandivadekar

Environment Program Officer

Mr. Swaroop Banerjee

Vice President - Corporate Sustainability

Prof. Rangan Banerjee

Forbes Marshall Chair Professor, Department of Energy Science and Engineering

Mr. Manish Bapna

President and CEO

Mr. Seydou Bari Sidbie

Advisor to the Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development

Mr. Espen Barth Eide

Minister of Climate and Environment

Mr. Ranjit Barthakur

Founder & President

Mr. Dipal Chandra Barua

Founder & Chairman

Ms. Xiye Bastida

Co Founder

Mr. Kalicharan Basumatary


Mr. Suman Bery

Senior Visiting Fellow

Dr. Anshu Bharadwaj


Dr. Girija K Bharat


Mr. Saurabh Bhardwaj

Senior Fellow

Col. Vijay Bhaskar

Managing Director

Mr. Subhomoy Bhattacharjee

Consulting Editor

Mr. Souvik Bhattacharjya

Senior Fellow and Associate Director

Mr. Michael R. Bloomberg

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

Dr. Arvind Bodhankar

Executive Director - ESG and Chief Risk Officer

Ms. Prarthana Borah

Director of India, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

Mr. Sujoy Bose

Managing Director

Ms. Jesse Burton

Senior Researcher

Dr. Antje C Berger

Counselor, Climate & Environment

Prof. Tony Capon


Mr. Magnus Cederlöf

Senior Advisor

Dr. Paromita Chakraborty

Associate Professor

Dr. Lovneesh Chanana

Vice President Government Affairs Asia Pacific and Japan

Prof. Ramesh Chand


Mr. Rohit Chandra

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Vikram Chandra


Dr. Sandip Chatterjee


Mr. Vaibhav Chatuvedi


Mr. Chanakya Chaudhary

Vice President- Corporate Services

Mr. Sumanta Chaudhuri

Former Secretary (Coal), GOvt. of India

Mr. Ankur Chawla

Director - Fabonest Food & Beverages Pvt Ltd.

Dr. Rajiv Chhibber

Vice President

Ms. Nivedita Cholayil

Research Associate

Dr. Sangeeta Chopra

Principal Scientist

Mr. Sandeep Roy Choudhury


Mr. Manish Chourasia

Managing Director

Ms. Helen Clarkson

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Stephan Contius

Commissioner for the 2030 Agenda and Head of Division

Dr. Winfried Damm

Head of Indo-German Energy programme

Mr. Chandrashekhar Dasgupta

Distinguished Fellow Emeritus

Mr. Vincenzo de Luca

Ambassador of Italy

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. Lingaraj Dinni

Group Manager, Sustainability

Mr. Pyush Dogra

Sr. Environmental Specialist

Mr. Daniel Dorner

Head of Secretariat

Mr. Erlend Draget

Senior Advisor

Mr. Sanjay Dubey

Principal Secretary (Energy)

Mr. Sunil Duggal

Group Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Bahar Dutt

Associate Professor

Mr. Hans-Peter Egler

Director Sustainable Infrastructure / Public Sector

Ms. Patricia Espinosa

Executive Secretary

Dr. Cristiano Facanha

Global Director

Mr. Valentin Foltescu

Senior Programme and Science Officer Climate & Clean Air Coalition

Mr. Asheesh Fotedar

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Yasmine Fouad

Minister of Environment

Ms. Sindhu Gangadharan

Managing Director

Dr. Prashant Gargava

Member Secretary

Mr. Jai Kumar Gaurav

Senior Advisor-Climate Change

Mr. Nilanjan Ghose

Senior Advisor

Mr. Anirban Ghosh

Chief Sustainability Officer

Prof. Ashok Ghosh


Dr. Prodipto Ghosh

Distinguished Fellow

Dr. Anju Goel

Fellow, Centre for Environmental Studies

Prof. A K Gosain


Mr. Shantanu Gotmare

Commissioner & Secretary

Mr. Raphael Goulet

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

Mr. C P Goyal

Director General of Forest & Special Secretary

Mr. Steven Guilbeault


Ms. Neha Gupta

Senior Fellow

Mr. Naman Gupta


Mr. Vikrant Gupta

Senior Executive Editor (Sports) with TV Today Network

Mr. P K Gupta


Dr. Pema Gyamtsho

Director General

Ms. Kate Hampton

Chief Executive Officer

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

Dr. Rachel Hurley

Research scientist

Ms. Taruna Idnani

Project Manager - Corporate Actions, TERI Council for Business Sustainability

Prof. Priya Jadhav

Assistant Professor

Mr. Dinesh Dayanand Jagdale

Joint Secretary

Dr. Anil Kumar Jain

Secretary (Coal)

Dr. K.S Jayachandran

Special Secretary (Environment)/Member Secretary (DPCC)

Mr. Jeevan Kumar Jethani


Mr. Abhas Jha

Practice Manager

Dr. Subodh Jindal


Dr. Anupam Joshi

Senior Environmental Specialist

Dr. Ashwini K Swain


Dr. Jayahari K.M

India Country Coordinator

Mr. Rakesh Kacker


Mr. Girishkumar Kadam

Senior Vice President & Co-Group Head

Mr. Amitabh Kant

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Ayaskant Kanungo

General Manager (Commercial & Corporate Affairs)

Mr. Rahul Kapoor


Dr. Shilpi Kapur

Vice President

Ms. Emma Kari

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change

Dr. Ing. Anke Karmann-Woessner


Ms. Mercy Karunditu

Deputy Executive Director

Dr. Livleen Kaur

Associate Director

Mr. Abhishek Kaushik

Fellow & AC

Dr. Shailly Kedia

Senior Fellow

Ms. Ulka Kelkar

Director – Climate

Mr. Thomas Kerr

Lead Climate Specialist, South Asia,

Mr. John Kerry

United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

Ms. Deepali Khanna

Managing Director

Dr. Kunal Prakash Khemnar

Addl. Commissioner

Ms. Ghislaine Kieffer

Policy Analyst

Mr. Kamal Kishore

Member Secretary

Mr. Edwin Koekkoek

First Counsellor, Energy and Climate Action

Mr. Arun Krishnamurthy


Mr. Pushkar Kulkarni

Managing Director, Infrastructure

Mr. Rajiv Kumar

General Manager

Dr. Archana Kumar

Behavioural Change Expert and Associate Professor

Ms. Ritu Kumar

Senior Director

Mr. S Vijay Kumar

Distinguished Fellow & FOLU India Lead

Mr. Rajeev Kumar

VP Regions Cities and Solutions

Mr. Sudhir Kumar


Mr. Ashok Kumar

Deputy Director General

Mr. Alok Kumar


Mr. Kunal Kumar

IAS, Joint Secretary

Mr. S Sunil Kumar


Ms. Sejal Kumari


Ms. Rachel Kyte


Mr. Amit Lahoti

VP & GM, India & SE Asia

Mr. Ole Larsen


Ms. Steffi Lemke

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

Mr. Emmanuel Lenain

Ambassador of France

Mr. Sharath Loganathan


Mr. Paul Marriott


Ms. Raelene Martin

Head of Sustainability

Dr. Vikrom Mathur


Mr. Anshul Mathur

Senior Vice President

Ms. Anuradha Mathur

Associate Fellow

Dr. Ajay Mathur

Director General

Dr. Vinod Mathur


Ms. Katie McGinty

Chief Sustainability and External Relations Officer

Dr. Mac McQuown

Partner, Co-Founder, and Director

Dr. Mar¡a Mendiluce

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Clarence Woo Chee Meng

Executive Director

Dr. Gokce Mete

Head of Secretariat, Leadership Group for Industry Transition

Mr. Rajiv Ranjan Mishra

Managing Director

Mr. Himanshu Shekhar Mishra

Senior Editor (Political & Current Affairs)

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


Ms. Saina Mohanty


Mr. Brian Motherway

Head of Energy Efficiency

Mr. Polash Mukerjee

Lead, Air Quality & Climate Resilience, India Programme

Mr. R Mukundan

Managing Director & CEO

Mr. Arupendra Nath Mullick

Vice President

Dr. Muthukrishnan Murugesan

Head - EHS & Sustainability, Airport Sector

Dr. Ajay Nagpure

Program Head - Air Quality

Ms. Vanessa Nakate

Climate Justice Activist and Author of A Bigger Picture

Dr. Sachchida Nand

Deputy Director General

Ms. Leena Nandan

Secretary to Government of India

Ms. Jayashree Nandi

Assistant Editor

Ms. Ekta Narain


Mr. S.R. Narasimhan

Chairman and Managing Director

Ms. Khadeeja Naseem

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

Mr. Rakesh Nath

Former Member, APTEL & Former Chairperson

Prof. Nandan Nawn


Mr. S S Negi

Vice Chairman

Ms. Anupam Nidhi

Head-Corporate Social Responsibility

Mr. Saksham Nijhawan

Senior Strategist

Dr. Luca Nizzetto

Senior Research Scientist

Dr. Bruno Oberle

Director General

Ms. Sanda Ojiambo

CEO and Executive Director

Dr. Marianne Olsen

Research Director

Dr. Saroj Pachauri


Dr. Ash Pachauri

Senior Mentor

Dr. Shonali Pachauri

Research Group Leader

Mr. Suresh Padmanabhan


Mr. Rajesh Pahwa


Dr. Debajit Palit

Senior Fellow & DIRECTOR, Rural Energy and Livelihoods

Mr. Suneel Pamidi

Director, DoECC, Government of Kerala

Ms. Ridhima Pandey


Mr. Surendra Kumar Pandey

All India Secretary of BMS and Deputy Incharge for Coal Sector

Dr. Suneel Pandey

Director & Senior Fellow

Mr. Mitesh Pandya

AVP - Sustainability and CSR

Dr. Rajesh Pandya


Mr. Ulhas Parlikar

Global Consultant

Ms. Kreena Patel

Associate Director - Procurement

Ms. Johanna Lissinger Peitz

Ambassador for Stockholm+50

Ms. Lucie Pluschke

WE4F Innovation Hub Manager in East Africa

Ms. Barbara Pompili

Minister for the Ecological Transition

Mr. Pablo Benitez Ponce

Senior Environmental Economist

Mr. Janez Potocnik

Partner, Co-Chair

Ms. Khushbu Prajapati


Mr. Gulab Chandra Prajapati


Mr. Shri Prakash

Distinguished Fellow

Mr. Nitin Prasad


Mr. Manjeev Singh Puri

Distinguished Fellow

Mr. Sharif Qamar

Fellow & AC

Dr. Lakshmi Raghupathy


Ms. Kamilla Kristensen Rai


Dr. Palanivel Thiaga Rajan

Honorable Minister of Finance & Human Resources Management

Mr. Rajnath Ram

Advisor (Energy)

Prof. K Ramanathan

Distinguished Fellow, Electricity & Fuels Division (EFD)

Mr. I V Rao

Visiting Senior Fellow

Dr. K. Rajeswara Rao

Special Secretary

Mr. Rajani Ranjan Rashmi

Distinguished Fellow & Programme Director

Ms. Rajsree Ray

Economic Adviser

Ms. Lily Riahi

Coordinator – Cool Coalition

Ms. Teresa Ribera

Deputy Prime Minister for the Ecological Transition

Mr. John Roome

Regional Director, South Asia Sustainable Development

Mr. Sourav Roy


Prof. - Sadhguru

Founder, Isha Foundation

Mr. James K Sangma

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

Mr. Rajiv Sangoi


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. Sanjay Seth

Senior Director

Mr. Girish Sethi

Senior Director, Energy

Dr. Shwetal Shah

Advisor, Department of Climate Change

Mr. Abdulla Shahid

President of the UN General Assembly

Ms. Priya Shankar

India Director, Climate and Environment Program

Mr. Ajay Shankar

Distinguished Fellow

Ms. Priya Shankar

India Director

Dr. J V Sharma

Director, Land Resources

Mr. Alok Sharma


Dr. Divya Sharma

Executive Director

Mr. Kartikey Sharma

Research Associate

Dr. Brij Mohan Sharma


Ms. Aminath Shauna


Mr. Sameh Shoukry

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt and COP27 President-Designate

Mr. Ruchir Shukla

Director, Electric Mobility Initiatives

Mr. Pankaj Sindwani

Chief Business Officer

Ms. Dimple Singh


Dr. Ashok kumar Singh

Deputy Director General

Mr. Lokendra Singh

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Ranjit Singh

Founder - Aspirelabs, Member Board–Polyplex India,VATech Wabag, ShailyEngg.Plastics, IIM Jammu

Mr. Dipak Singh

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

Mr. Jarnail Singh

Deputy Director

Dr. Pratima Singh

Research Scientist

Ms. Anshu Singh

Deputy Director General

Ms. Roli Singh

Additional Secretary

Prof. Shaleen Singhal

Dean (Research and Partnerships)

Mr. Mahendra Singhi

Managing Director & CEO

Mr. Sumant Sinha

Chairman and CEO

Ms. Jaya Varma Sinha

Additional Member (Traffic)

Mr. Satish Sinha

Associate Director

Mr. Sudhendu Jyoti Sinha


Mr. Shirish Sinha

Acting Executive Director

Mr. Alexander Slater

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

Ms. R Smitha

IAS, Secretary

Prof. Youba Sokona


Mr. Erik Solheim

Green Politician, Advisor and inspirational speaker on green business, peace and development

Ms. Rhea Srivastava

Research Associate

Mr. Vinit Srivastava


Prof. Will Steffen

Emeritus Professor

Mr. Eirik H. Steindal

Senior Scientist

Ms. Elke Steinmetz

Head of Division for International Cooperation on Biodiversity

Mr. Clay Stranger

Managing Director

Dr. Bambang Susantono

Vice President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development

Mr. Freddy Svane


Dr. Pradip Swarnakar

Associate Professor

Ms. Akshima T Ghate

Sr. Principal

Prof. Petteri Taalas

Secretary General

Mr. Yasuo Takahashi

Executive Director

Mr. Ajay Talegaonkar

Chief Engineer, Financial & Commercial Appraisal

Ms. Cecilia Tam

Team Leader

Mr. Sandeep Tandon

National Project Manager

Mr. Jigmet Tapka

IAS, Joint Secretary

Mr. Andrea Terron


Mr. Aaditya Uddhav Thackeray

Hon?ble Cabinet Minister of Tourism, Environment and Protocol

Mr. D.M. Thakar

Deputy Environment Engineer

Mr. Devang M Thaker

Environment Engineer, (Coordinator- NCAP)

Dr. Shanth A Thimmaiah


Mr. Frans Timmermans

Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal

Mr. Ashish Tiwari


Mr. Stig Traavik


Prof. Laurence Tubiana

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Adair Turner


Mr. Naveen Unni

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Mr. Hitesh Vaidya


Prof. Ashish Verma


Mr. Shilp Verma

Senior Researcher

Mr. R K Vij


Ms. Namita Vikas

Founder and Managing Director

Mr. Arne Walther

Independent Adviser

Prof. Mark Williams

Professor, School of Geography, Geology and the Environment

Mr. Bhupender Yadav

Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Dr. Simon Zadek


Prof. Jan Zalasiewicz


Ms. Ying Zhang

Project officer, International Cooperation Division, Swiss embassy in Bejing

Dr. Jinfeng Zhou

Secretary General

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2022-02-19 | ANI
Tata Steel Foundation’s ‘The Green School’ showcased its milestones on climate change front at the World Sustainable Development Summit 2022
2022-02-21 | The CSR Journal
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