WSDS: The Twenty Year Journey

Since its inception in 2001, World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) has been a significant platform for showcasing India's plans, policies, priorities and actions by identifying the most topical issues, of environment and sustainability.

WSDS 2021 Pre-Events

COP26 Webinar Series
in partnership with the British High Commission, New Delhi
Date: December 1-4, 2020 | 3:30 pm (IST) | 10:00 (GMT)

Clean Transport in India

A discussion to explore the aspects of EV manufacturing and policy support for their faster adoption.

Green Finance

Strengthening Indian industries and the financial sector through climate finance.

Nature Based Solutions

A discussion on cost-effectiveness of NbS for climate mitigation and adaptation.

Adaptation and Resilience

How to integrate climate change adaptation at all levels of economic and development planning

In the making: COP26 Charter of Actions

The COP26 Charter of Actions will be a guidance document of voluntary commitments for countries, corporates, and citizens prepared by TERI. The proposed commitments will align with the climate change agenda set by the UNFCCC for the COP26. The Charter will be action-oriented; chalking out commitments that need to be made across sectors for tackling climate change.

International Steering Committee

Mr Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi

Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India

Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad

Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India

Ms Frances Beinecke

Dorothy S. McCluskey Fellow in Conservation, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies & President Emerita, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Mr Suman Bery

Non-Resident Fellow, Bruegel & Former Chief Economist Strategy and Business Environment, Shell International Limited

Ms Preety M Bhandari

Chief of the Climate Change & Disaster Risk Management Thematic Group; concurrently Director Sustainable Development & Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank

Mr Yvo de Boer

Former Director General, Global Green Growth Institute, Korea & Former Executive Secretary, UNFCCC

H.E. Mr Hans Jacob Frydenlund

Ambassador, Royal Norwegian Embassy

Ms Rachel Kyte

Dean, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

Ms Kathleen McGinty

Vice President & Chief Sustainability, Government and Regulatory Affairs Officer, Johnson Controls

Mr Manjeev Puri

Former Indian Diplomat

Prof. Kazuhiko Takeuchi

President, Institute for Global Environmental Studies (IGES), Japan

Ms Nicole Thomas

India Programme Manager, International Energy Agency (IEA)

Mr Arne Walther

Former Secretary General of International Energy Forum & former Chairman, International Energy

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