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TERI’s World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS)

World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS)- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 2: Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.

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TERI’s World Sustainable Development Summit- Context

  • Recently, the Prime Minister of India delivered the inaugural address at The Energy and Resources Institute’s (TERI) World Sustainable Development Summit via video message.

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World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS)- Key Points

  • Background: The World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) was started in 2001 by the TERI.
  • About: The World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) is the annual flagship Track II initiative of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).
    • This year, WSDS series has marked 20 years in its journey of making ‘sustainable development’ a globally shared goal.
    • WSDS was earlier known as Delhi Sustainable Development Summit.
  • Mandate: WSDS strives to provide long-term solutions for the benefit of global communities by assembling the world’s most enlightened leaders and thinkers on a single platform.
  • Participation: The World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) provides a platform to bring together thought leaders, heads of state and government, scholars, corporates, youth groups, and civil society representatives from across the world.

Oil Spills Leads to Environmental Emergency

 

World Sustainable Development Summit 2022: Key Details

  • About: World Sustainable Development Summit 2022 is being held in a hybrid format in New Delhi, India.
  • Key Participants: President of the Dominican Republic is scheduled to attend the summit along with President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations.
  • Theme:  The World Sustainable Development Summit 2022 Theme is ‘Towards a Resilient Planet: Ensuring a Sustainable and Equitable Future’.

Marine Litter and Plastic Pollution Report by UNEP

 

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)- Key Points

  • About: TERI is a non-profit, independent, multi-dimensional organization, with expertise in research, policy, consultancy and implementation.
  • TERI Headquarter: Headquartered in New Delhi, TERI has regional centres and campuses in Gurugram, Bengaluru, Guwahati, Mumbai, Panaji, and Nainital.
  • Mandate: TERI is working towards creating innovative solutions in energy, environment and sustainable development to accelerate India’s transition to a cleaner future.
  • Focus Areas: TERI’s work across sectors is focused on-
    • Promoting efficient use of resources
    • Increasing access and uptake of sustainable inputs and practices
    • Reducing negative impact on environment and climate

 

ESG Funds: Environmental Social and Governance Funds

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