Plenary sessions are meant to address the prominent sub-themes of the Summit in a broader context. A plenary session is introduced by a keynote address, often delivered by heads of states, ministers, and government officials, leaders of industries, academicians, and members of civil society. The hour-long discussions are held in large gatherings and are meant to expand upon the thematic tracks, usually held on the previous day. Over the course of two days of the Summit, the plenaries host subject area specialists and policymakers, who respond to a plethora of global environmental issues and concerns. For instance, plenaries during previous editions of the Summit have been held on topics including Climate Finance, Air Pollution, Mobility and Blue Economy. Each session is followed by a Q & A, which is incorporated in the agenda as a means to offer an opportunity for the youth, various stakeholders, media persons, and lead discussants present in the audience to interact with the subject experts and have their voices heard.
Past plenary sessions