PM to address TERI’s World Sustainable Development Summit today

New Delhi Feb 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the inaugural address at “The Energy and Resources Institute’s” (TERI) 21st edition of World Sustainable Development Summit at around 6 PM on Wednesday, the official statement said on Tuesday.

The three days World Sustainable Development Summit is TERI’s annual flagship event which will be held from February 16th to 18th. The theme for this year’s summit is “Towards a Resilient Planet: Ensuring a Sustainable and Equitable Future”.

“The Summit will discuss a wide range of issues including climate change, sustainable production, energy transitions, global commons and resource security” it said.

Earlier, the Director General, the Energy and Resources Institute, Dr Vibha Dhawan, said, “TERI’s World Sustainable Development Summit is one of its kind to be convened by a developing state and it invites political leaders, science experts, researchers, academics, and civil society campaigners from across the globe.

“For over 20 years, this summit has successfully garnered varied views on sustainable development and climate action through brainstorming deliberations aimed at sensitizing political establishments and civil society to act” he said.

Dhawan said, “We have so far hosted over 25,000 delegates in this series of the summit. We are looking forward to this year’s 21st edition of the summit and the active participation of all stakeholders.”

The three day summit will be attended by Luis Abinader, President of the Dominican Republic, Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Amina J Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General, United Nations, heads of various intergovernmental organisations, Ministers/ Envoys from more than a dozen countries and delegates from over 120 countries.

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