Convened on the theme ‘Redefining Our Common Future: A Safe and Secure Environment For All’, the annual meeting will engage with top world leaders on shaping the energy and climate agenda ahead of COP26
Energy and industry transition, adaptation and resilience, nature based solutions, climate finance, circular economy, clean oceans, air pollution, among a range of topics to be discussed at the fora
The twentieth edition of The Energy and Resources Institute’s (TERI) flagship event, the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS), will be held virtually from February 10-12, 2021. The summit will bring together a wide number of governments, business leaders, academicians, climate scientists, youth, and the civil society in the fight against climate change. India’s Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), are key partners of the summit.
The summit will be inaugurated by Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India at 1830 hrs IST on February 10th, 2021. Other dignitaries present at the inauguration include H.E. Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana; James Marape, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Mohamed Nasheed, Speaker of the People’s Majlis, Republic of Maldives, Amina J Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations, and Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEF&CC).
Inaugurating the annual summit in 2018, Prime Minister Modi had said, ‘’this summit is a reinforcement of India’s commitment to a sustainable planet, for us and for future generations.” He had emphasized on the need for collaboration between governments, industries, and people. “The developed world can help us achieve this faster. Successful climate action needs access to financial resources and technology. Technology can help countries like India develop sustainably and enable the poor to benefit from it”, he had added.