The world is approaching the crucial midpoint of the 2030 Agenda and the sustainable development goals. It is time for the global community to accelerate actions on sustainable development and climate resilience. It has been more than 50 years since the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, popularly known as the 1972 Stockholm Conference. Since then, the world has made many strides in bringing to the forefront the issues related to the environment, biodiversity loss, climate change, and has achieved many milestones in integrating sustainable development into the public, private and societal discourses. But we still have a long way to go especially in terms of horizontal and vertical integration of sustainable development across spheres. With this rationale, the Summit is being organized under the umbrella theme: Mainstreaming Sustainable Development and Climate Resilience for Collective Action.
The Inaugural Session of the World Sustainable Development Summit 2023 will set the stage for the Summit deliberations. This year, India is holding the Presidency of G20. This is a golden opportunity to further the voice of the Global South on issues related to sustainable development and climate action. The year will also see the important process of global stocktake at the climate negotiations at COP28. Setting the stage, TERI will highlight the significance of stakeholder engagement by bringing together leaders from international organisations, government, business & industries, research & academia, civil society, and youth to deliberate on the modus operandi required for mainstreaming sustainable development and climate resilience for collective action.
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