Topics covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.
World Sustainable Development Summit
What to study?
For Prelims and Mains: WSDS- key facts and significance of the summit, about TERI.
Context: The theme of the 2020 edition of the Summit is ‘Towards 2030 Goals: Making the Decade Count’.
World Sustainable Development Summit:
It is the annual flagship event of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).
It is the sole Summit on global issues taking place in the developing world.
It provides a platform for global leaders and practitioners to discuss and deliberate over climatic issues of universal importance.
It strives to provide long-term solutions for the benefit of the global community by assembling the world’s most enlightened leaders and thinkers on a single platform.
It is continuing the legacy of Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) which was initiated in 2001 with the aim of making ‘sustainable development’ a globally shared goal.
The Energy and Resources Institute – TERI:
It is a leading think tank dedicated to conducting research for sustainable development of India and the Global South.
- TERI was established in 1974 as an information centre on energy issues. However, over the following decades, it made a mark as a research institute, whose policy and technology solutions transformed people’s lives and the environment.