World Sustainable Development Summit 2020

9:00 AM 29 January - 5:00 PM 31 January 2020
TERI: The Energy and Resources Institute , India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, India

The World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) is TERI’s flagship event - a platform to showcase to the world, India’s plans, policies and priorities on sustainability by identifying the most topical issues, pertaining to the environment and sustainability.

The WSDS is a glorious reiteration of the erstwhile Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) that continues the Summit Series’ decades-long run in bolstering India’s claim to international climate politics leadership, cementing her place among the most responsible environmental stewards.

Watch sessions from WSDO 2019 here.

International Dialogues

With the aim of widening the scope and outreach of the WSDS, a series of pre-events in the form of international dialogues are held prior to the Summit. The discussions held during the international dialogues are brought forward to the main Summit stage where they are further matured and discussed in-depth by experts and practitioners from relevant fields.

Past international dialogues have been held in:

  • New York, USA (2018): ‘Energy transitions: Reconciling Competing Imperatives of Development and Environment Sustainability’ in association with ETC India
  • Kazakhstan (2017): The Role of Green Accounting and Carbon Finance
  • Suva, Fiji (2017): Furthering the FIPIC Agenda through Sustainability Initiatives
Regional Dialogues

With the aim of widening the scope and outreach of the WSDS, a series of pre-events in the form of regional dialogues are held throughout the country, prior to the Summit. The discussions held during the regional dialogues are brought forward to the main Summit stage where they are further matured and discussed in-depth by experts and practitioners from relevant fields.

Past regional dialogues have been held in:

  • Chennai (2018): Clean Oceans
  • Kolkata (2018): Preparing for the Future of Urban Mobility
  • Bengaluru (2017): Sustainable Development
  • Mumbai (2017): Environmental Technologies Conference held as part of IFAT India 2017