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Today’s challenges for attaining sustainable development are complex and interconnected and will need everyone to work towards creating a more sustainable future. Leadership plays a crucial role in driving change. Leadership for achieving sustainable development requires inclusivity, resiliency, adaptability, and creativity. The 23rd edition of the annual flagship event of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)—the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS)—will be held from 7-9 February 2024 in New Delhi. The Summit deliberations will focus on the umbrella theme: Leadership for Sustainable Development and Climate Justice.

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We are living in a time of Polycrisis. Key challenges confronting the world include planetary crises, sliding back of key sustainable development goals and the ever-growing conflict situation threating world peace. It is more important than ever that environment stewardship is promoted at all levels and across all spheres. Today’s challenges for attaining sustainable development are complex and interconnected and will need everyone to work towards creating a more sustainable future.

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WSDS 2024 Speakers
Mr. Anshuman Director
The Energy and Resources Institute
Mr. Perumal Arumugampillai KalyaniManager
Mr. Arun AwasthyPresident & Managing Director
Johnson Controls India
Mr. Mukhtar BabayevMinister
Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources
Mr. Manish BapnaPresident and CEO
Mr. Ranjit BarthakurFounder Forester
Balipara Foundation
Ms. Suruchi BhadwalSenior Fellow and Programme Director
Mr. Satyajit BhatkalCEO
Paani Foundation
Dr. Yash Veer BhatnagarCountry Representative
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Prof. Amar BhattacharyaSenior Fellow
Brookings Institution
Mr. Andreas Bjelland EriksenMinister of Climate and Environment
Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment
Dr. Akanksha ChaureyDirector
IT Power Private Limited
Dr. Rajiv ChhibberVice President
Sahajanand Medical Technologies Ltd (SMT)
Mr. Manish ChourasiaCOO - Corporate & Cleantech Finance
Tata Capital Limited
Mr. Dipak DasguptaDistinguished Fellow
Mr. Nitin DesaiChairman
The Energy and Resources Institute
Dr. Vibha DhawanDirector General
The Energy and Resources Institute
Ms. Bahar DuttAssociate Professor
Shiv Nadar University
Mr. Eric GarcettiAmbassador
U.S. Embassy, New Delhi
Dr. Prodipto GhoshDistinguished Fellow
Ms. Sugandha GopalPartner
JSA Advisors & Solicitors
Ms. Urmi GoswamiAssistant Editor
The Economic Times
Mr. Tim GouldChief Energy Economist
International Energy Agency (IEA)
Mr. Vineet HandaCEO
Dr. Veena JoshiSenior Advisor, Energy
Embassy of Switzerland
Ms. Pamela JouvenDirector
SME Climate Hub
Dr. Livleen K KahlonAssociate Director
The Energy and Resources Institute
Dr. Tejal KanitkarAssociate Professor
National Institute of Advanced Studies
Mr. Amitabh KantG20 Sherpa
Ministry of External Affairs
Mr. Amit KapurJoint Managing Partner
JSA Advocates & Solicitors
Dr. Shailly KediaSenior Fellow and Associate Director
The Energy and Resources Institute
Ms. Deepali KhannaVice President
The Rockefeller Foundation
Ms. Palak KhannaResearch Associate
The Energy and Resources Institute
Ms. Aarti KhoslaFounder Director
Climate Trends
Mr. Ban Ki-moonFormer Secretary-General of the UN
Ban Ki-moon Foundation for a Better Future
Dr. Priyanka KochharCEO
The Habitat Emprise
Ms. Heeta LakhaniFounder & Director
ClimAct Foundation
Ms. Temina Lalani ShariffRegional Director South Asia
Dr. Hoesung LeeSpecial Ambassador for Carbon free Energy
Carbon Free Alliance
Ms. Steffi LemkeFederal Minister
German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection
Ms. Madhuparna MaitiResearch Associate
The Energy and Resources Institute
Ms. Heena MakhijaAssociate Fellow
The Energy and Resources Institute
Mr. Ajai MalhotraDistinguished Fellow
Dr. Ajay MathurDirector General
International Solar Alliance
Dr. Purvi MehtaSenior Advisor
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Mr. Himanshu Shekhar MishraSenior Editor (Political & Current Affairs)
New Delhi Television Ltd. (NDTV)
Ms. Jennifer MorganState Secretary and Special Envoy for International Climate Action
Federal Foreign Office
Ms. Charlotte MortonCEO
World Biogas Association
Mr. Deb MukherjeeManaging Director
Cenergist Energy Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Santhosh MuzumdarDirector of Government Relations and Sustainability
Johnson Controls
Ms. Jayashree NandiClimate and Environment Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Ms. Shloka NathCEO
India Climate Collaborative
Ms. Damilola OgunbiyiSpecial Representative of the UN Secretary-General, and Chief Executive Officer for Sustainable Energy for All, Co-Chair UN-Energy
Sustainable Energy for All
Dr. Ash PachauriCo Founder and Senior Mentor
POP (Protect Our Planet) Movement
Dr. Saroj PachauriDirector and Climate-Health Mentor at the POP Movement, USA
POP (Protect Our Planet) Movement
Prof. Anand PatwardhanProfessor
University of Maryland, College Park
Mr. Avinash PersaudSpecial Advisor
Inter-American Development Bank
Mr. Joseph PhelanExecutive Director, Asia Pacific
Mr. Mark Anthony PhillipsPrime Minister
Prime Minister of Guyana
Mr. Golo J. PilzAdvisor Renewable Energy
Brahma Kumaris
Ms. Vaishnavi PrabhakaranHead - Sustainability
Tata Power
Ms. Nameeta PrasadJoint Secretary
Mr. Amit ProthiDirector General
Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure
Mr. Manjeev PuriDistinguished Fellow
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Dr. Dhruba PurkayasthaIndia Director
Climate Policy Initiative
Mr. Martin RaiserVice President
The World Bank
Ms. Shivangi RajProject Associate
The Energy and Resources Institute
Mr. Amit RajDirector
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Mr. Ivan RansomSustainability Ambassador and Youth Mentor
The Protect Our Planet Movement
Mr. R R RashmiDistinguished Fellow
Mr. Vatimi Tidara Tuinasakea Kaunitawake RayaluMinister
Ministry of Agriculture and Waterways, Fiji
Ms. Maria Teresa Ribera RodriguezDeputy Prime Minister of The Government Of Spain And Minister For The Ecological Transition And The Demographic Challenge
Ministry For The Ecological Transition And The Demographic Challenge
Prof. Rajeswari S. RainaProfessor
Shiv Nadar University (Institution of Eminence)
Prof. Jeffrey SachsUniversity Professor
UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and the Center for Sustainable Development
Dr. Dipankar SahariaSenior Director- Administrative Services & Regional Centres
Ms. Abanti SankaranarayananChief Group Public Affairs Officer & Member of the Group Executive Board
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd
Prof. Celeste SauloSecretary-General
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Ms. Sunaina SaxenaEditor-in-Chief, Vasundhara Magazine
TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi
Mr. Sanjay SethSenior Director - Sustainable Infrastructure Programme
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Mr. Girish SethiSenior Director-Energy Program
The Energy and Resources Institute
Ms. Priya ShankarProgram Manager
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Mr. Shombi SharpUN Resident Coordinator
United Nations
Mr. Gajendra Singh ShekhawatUnion Minister
Ministry of Jal Shakti
Ms. Prachi ShevgaonkarFounder & CEO
Cool The Globe
Ms. BK ShivaniRajyog Teacher
Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organisation
Mr. R.K. SinghHon'ble Cabinet Minister (Power, New & Renewable Energy)
Government of India
Ms. Vaishali SinhaCo-Founder, ReNew, Chairperson, Sustainability
Mr. Sumant SinhaChairman & CEO
Mr. Virginijus SinkevičiusCommissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
European Commission
Prof. Jim SkeaChair
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Mr. Erik Gudbrand Solheim6th Executive Director
Ms. Ishita SrivastavaCapstone Researcher
The Energy and Resources Institute
Mr. Achim SteinerAdministrator
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Ms. May-Elin StenerAmbassador
Royal Norwegian Embassy
Mr. Yasuo TakahashiExecutive Director
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Mr. Himal TewariCHRO & Chief Sustainability & CSR, Tata Power
Tata Power Company Limited
Mr. Rajiv TikooConsulting Editor - Sustainability
Outlook Group
Mr. Willie TokataakeHonorable Minister
Ministry of Infrastructure & Sustainable Energy
Mr. Adair TurnerChair
Energy Transitions Commission
Mr. Mannu UpadhyayDirector
Ministry of Jal Shakti
Ms. Neha UpadhyayFounder
Guna Organics
Mr. Nuguri VenuManaging Director & CEO, India & South Asia
Hitachi Energy
Ms. Namita VikasFounder & Managing Director
Mr. Arne WaltherAmbassador
Walther International Consulting
Dr. Priyantha WijayatungaSenior Director, Energy Sector Office
Asian Development Bank
Mr. Bhupender YadavMinister
Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change and Labour & Employment, Govt. of India
Launches @ WSDS 2024

Govt announces new centre for energy transition in collaboration with TERI

February 12, 2024 | ET Energyworld

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Book on sustainable development launched

February 12, 2024 | The Tribune

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World Leaders Converge to Deliberate Action on Advancing SDGs and Climate Justice During WSDS 2024

February 10, 2024 | Asian News International

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“Dedicated to securing strong commitment for translating ambitious targets into tangible realities”: Mukhtar Babayev, COP29 President-Designate

February 09, 2024 | The Print

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India believes access to energy is a right for all citizens: Bhupender Yadav

February 09, 2024 | Hindustan Times

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India a global force multiplier in climate change fight: PM lauds TERI

February 08, 2024 | Business Standard

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