The World Sustainable Development Forum’s India chapter – Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS), organised every year by The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI) will take place from 7th to 9th Februrary, 2008.
The DSDS (Delhi Sustainable Development Summit) is an annual event which has become the most important gathering of leaders drawn from various parts of the world concerned about global sustainable development.
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC), ‘Sustainable development can reduce vulnerability to climate change, and climate change could impede nations’ abilities to achieve sustainable development pathways’. The problem of climate change is global requiring a collective solution, which has developed as a consequence of intensified unsustainable patterns of development since the beginning of the industrial revolution.
Hence, to address the problems of climate change DSDS 2008 will focus on “Sustainable Development and Climate Change”. The two processes of the Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC as well as of the 13th CoP (Conference of the Parties) under the UNFCCC (UN Framework Convention on Climate Change) will add great value in the deliberations of DSDS 2008 which will benefit from leaders of public opinion and global stature who will contribute to the substance of the discussions towards a post 2012 era.