Day 1: February 16, 2022 | Wednesday
CEO Forum

Reorienting Market Economies and Accelerating Development of Green Technologies for Sustainable Development Goal

The world is facing an unprecedented challenge in the form of socio-economic inequities, unemployment, climate change, environmental degradation, as well as health crisis. Business sector can play an important role in providing the much needed support in terms of...

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Media Colloquium

Role of Communications as a Means for Shaping Public and Political Perceptions and Attitudes on Climate Action

The news files of the past couple of years read like a catalogue of climate catastrophe: The raging bushfires of Australia that burned down more than 11 million hectares of biodiversity; the frequent category 4 and 5 hurricanes in the US that spewed widespread damage...

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Inaugural Session

Ambition and Action in the Critical Decade for addressing Climate Change
and Realizing Sustainable Development and Presentation of SDLA 2022

The World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) is the annual flagship Track II initiative of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). Instituted in 2001 as Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, in 2021, the Summit series marked 20 years in its journey of making ‘sustainable...

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Ministerial Session

Leadership in Developed Countries- Reconciling the Role of States and Markets for Sustainable Consumption and Production

Since the adoption of Agenda 21, the outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), there has been a focus on addressing unsustainable patterns of production and consumption. Responsible consumption and production (RCP)...

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Day 2: February 17, 2022 | Thursday
Ministerial Session

Leadership in Developing Countries: Reconciling Opportunities and Challenges of Climate Resilient Development

According to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), adaptation is defined as the process of adjustment to actual or expected climate change and its effects. Resilience, conversely, is defined as the “the ability of a social or ecological system to absorb disturbances...

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Special Session

COP Charter of Actions: From Glasgow to Sharm el-Sheikh

The 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held from 1–12 November 2021 in Glasgow. The Glasgow Conference was the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to UNFCCC since the Paris...

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Ministerial Session

Sub-national Leadership for Inclusive Green Growth

The Thirteenth Finance Commission of India stated that “green growth involves rethinking growth strategies with regard to their impact(s) on environmental sustainability and the environmental resources available to poor and vulnerable groups”...

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Plenary Session

Multilateralism and Global Action in the Anthropocene for
Planetary Resilience

Earth’s history is divided into a hierarchical series of smaller chunks of time, referred to as the geologic time scale. These divisions, in descending length of time, are called eons, eras, periods, epochs, and ages. Officially, the current epoch is called the Holocene, which...

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Plenary Session

Global Commons Beyond Sovereign Domains- Oceans, Atmosphere,
Biodiversity and Our Heritage

‘Global commons’ can be viewed from two lenses: one which is rooted in its geopolitical relevance and the other based on their economic implications. The former defines global commons as areas and resources that lie beyond national jurisdiction: the atmosphere, the high seas...

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Plenary Session

Women Leadership and Our Common Future

As we reeled under the impacts of an unprecedented virus that took the world by storm, our eyes and hopes were fixed on our leaders and how they would navigate us through the crisis. In this unforeseen test of strength, fortitude, commitment and leadership, a certain section of the society fared significantly better than others...

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Day 3: February 18, 2022 | Friday
Youth Plenary

Intergenerational Conversations towards Systemic Transformations for
Achieving Climate Justice

We live in an evolving and progressive young world, wherein one out of every six people belong to the age group of 15-24 years. It is critical that we work with youth through each and every opportunity that can trigger strong intergenerational conversations that further resonate social...

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Plenary Session

Meeting the Twin Goals: Energy Security and Resource Security

Central to climate action and addressing energy poverty is clean energy transitions. Clean energy transitions is at the core of realizing the objectives of the Paris Agreement and Goal 7 of the sustainable development goals. Energy transitions involves a pathway toward..

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Plenary Session

Planetary Health, Humanitarian and Equity Implications of Sustainable Development Policies

Human beings are a powerful and growing force behind the environmental change that we are witnessing today. Alterations to climate, air, water, land and ecosystems are challenging all life on our planet, with serious implications for human health. The way we think about ...

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In Memorium

Release of a Book and Archives on Dr. RK Pachauri

Rajendra Kumar Pachauri (20 August 1940 – 13 February 2020), universally known as Patchy, was the First Director General of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in 1981 and led the institute for more than three decades and demitted office as Executive Vice Chairman of TERI in 2016.

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In Conversation

In Conversation: A Dialogue with Sadhguru on Our Fragile Planet

The Conscious Planet movement is an effort to raise individual human consciousness and instil a sense of inclusiveness such that human activity becomes oriented towards responsible environmental action...

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Valedictory Session

Collective Action for Ensuring a Sustainable and Equitable Future
Release of Ac4Earth Manifesto and Strategy Paper

As the Gen-Z words “Blah Blah Blah” echoed the halls of Youth4Climate Summit held in Milan, Italy last year almost everyone was caught in a sense of disbelief...

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