TERI organises “World Sustainable Development Summit 2021”

What is the News?

The Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change has addressed the World Sustainable Development Summit 2021.

About World Sustainable Development Summit:
  • The World Sustainable Development Summit is an annual event organized by The Energy and Resources Institute(TERI) since 2001.
  • The summit was earlier known as Delhi Sustainable Development Summit.
  • Purpose: The summit brings together Nobel laureates, political leaders among others on a common platform to deliberate on issues related to sustainable development and climate change.
  • The theme for 2021: Redefining our common future: Safe & Secure Environment for All

Key Takeaways from the World Sustainable Development Summit 2021:

  • The availability of water is continuously declining. Agriculture sector alone consumes 85% of available water.
  • Thus, water conservation methods should be used in Agriculture to manage available water resources efficiently.
About The Energy and Resources Institute(TERI)
  • TERI is a non-profit research institute. It was established in 1974 as Tata Energy Research Institute and renamed to The Energy Resources Institute in 2003.
  • Purpose: It conducts research work in the fields of energy, environment, and sustainable development for India and the Global South.
  • Location: New Delhi.
Other Initiatives by TERI:
  • Lighting a Billion Lives(LaBL): It is an initiative of TERI to provide clean lighting access to the bottom of the pyramid communities.
  • Green Olympiad: It is conducted by TERI in association with MoEFCC. It is an international environment examination that is annually organized for middle and high-school students.
  • Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA): It was conceived by TERI and developed with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. It is a national rating system for green buildings in India.

Source: AIR

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