Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15th February 2018 formally inaugurated the World Sustainable Development Summit 2018 in New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan. Organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), the three-day summit will see participation from over 41 countries, bringing together different stakeholders in the fields of sustainable development, energy and environment sectors.The summit is the flagship forum of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). The summit’s theme this year was Partnerships for a Resilient Planet.
1. It witnessed participation from over 2000 delegates including policy makers, researchers, think tanks, diplomats and corporate professionals from across the world.
2. The summit also hosted an exhibition titled ‘Greenovation’ that showcased the latest technological advancements to meet Sustainable Development Goals.
3. The summit addressed several issues including combating land degradation, air pollution, facilitating a transition to clean energy and creating financial mechanisms to enable effective climate change mitigation.
4. It hosted eminent international speakers who addressed a variety of issues including reducing the impact on land, air and water, as well as exploring the ways and means to utilize energy and resources in a more efficient manner in the plenary sessions.
5. The thematic tracks at the summit included discussions on issues related to sustainability, including carbon markets and pricing, sustainable transport, resilient cities, solar energy and refrigerant technologies.
6. It also focused on measures to increase resource and energy efficiency and effective waste management mechanisms in order to make the cities free of landfills.