Guyana Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo will address the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) 2023 from 22 to 24 February 2023 at the India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. The VP has been in India to attend the conference and to tie up some agreements with the Indian government on Guyana’s budding energy sector and agriculture.
This is the 22nd edition of the annual flagship event of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) convened on the theme of ‘Mainstreaming Sustainable Development and Climate Resilience for Collective Action’. It engages heads of States, leading representatives from international organisations, business and industry to deliberate on equitable responses to enhance planetary resilience.
A release from the organizers states that in the backdrop of the G20 Presidency and the Global Stocktake process at COP28, the multiple plenary sessions and thematic tracks will discuss ambition and action in this crucial decade for sustainable development and climate action.
Key speakers at the three-day summit include:
▪️ Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, Vice President, Republic of Guyana & Former President, Republic of Guyana (Inaugural)
▪️ Mr Simon Stiell, Executive Secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
▪️ Dr Sultan Al Jaber, COP28 President Designate, UAE (Inaugural)
▪️ Mr Bhupender Yadav, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India (Inaugural)
▪️ Mr Naseer Ahamed, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Environment, Sri Lanka
▪️ Prof Jeffrey D. Sachs, University Professor; Director, Center for Sustainable Development in the Earth Institute Columbia University
▪️ Dr Bruno Oberle, Director-General, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Switzerland
▪️ Mr Parameswaran Iyer, CEO, NITI Aayog, Government of India
▪️ Mr Amitabh Kant, G20 Sherpa, Government of India
▪️ Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, The International Solar Alliance
▪️ Mr Amit Prothi, Director-General, Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure
▪️ Prof Anand Patwardhan, IPCC, Lead Coordinating Author
▪️ Mr Sarbananda Sonowal, Hon’ble Union Cabinet Minister, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways
▪️ Ms Leena Nandan, Secretary (EF&CC), Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India
▪️ Mr László Borbély, State Counsellor to the Prime-Minister, Government of Romania
▪️ Mr Nitin Desai, Chairman, The Energy and Resources Institute
▪️ Dr Vibha Dhawan, Director-General, The Energy and Resources Institute.