Sustainable Development Leadership Award (SDLA)

A significant feature of the Summit is the Sustainable Development Leadership Award (SDLA) which was instituted by TERI in 2005. This Award felicitates global leaders for their contributions in the field of sustainable development and environment protection.

The past recipients of the Award from 2005 to 2022 have included:

  • 2022 Mr Michael Rubens Bloomberg, UN Special Envoy on Climate Ambition and Solutions, Founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • 2020 Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, University Professor, Columbia University
  • 2019 Rear-Admiral (Retired) Josaia V. Bainimarama, Prime Minister, Republic of Fiji
  • 2016 Mr Pawan Kumar Chamling, Chief Minister, Sikkim
  • 2015 Dr José Manuel Durão Barroso, Former President of European Commission and Former Prime Minister of Portugal
  • 2014 Mr Anand Mahindra, Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltdƒ
  • 2013 HE Mr James Alix Michel, President, Republic of Seychelles
  • 2012 HE Ms Tarja Halonen, President of Finland
  • 2011 Dr Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India
  • 2010 HE Mr Yukio Hatoyama, Prime Minister of Japan
  • 2009 HE Mr Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations
  • 2008 HE Mr Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, President of Maldives
  • 2007 HE Mr Arnold Schwarzenegger, Former Governor, California, US
  • 2006 HE Prof. Ernesto Zedillo, Former President of Mexico & Director, Yale Centre for the Study of Globalization, USA
  • 2005 Dr Shoichiro Toyoda, Honorary Chairman & Member of the Board, Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan

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