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Protecting the global commons: 20 years post Rio

12th DELHI SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

2­4 February 2012, New Delhi

SUMMIT HIGHLIGHTS

Sustainable Development Leadership Award Special Thematic Sessions | Release of Reports and Books World CEO Forum | Fifth International Climate Change Exhibition

About DSDS

The Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS), organized by TERI, is an annual international summit that provides a platform for the exchange of ideas and thoughts on various aspects of sustainable development. Organized first in 2001, it has clearly emerged as one of the most important international forums on global sustainability issues, especially with regard to the developing world.

DSDS 2011: Tapping Local Initiatives and Tackling Global Inertia

The 2011 edition of DSDS dealt with the overall theme of sustainable development and the role of local action while dealing with climate change. DSDS 2011 witnessed participation from various Heads of State and Government, ministers, key policy-makers, Nobel laureates and global business heads. State Level-Sustainable Development Summit (SL-SDS) also convened at the sub-national level in the states of Karnataka and Assam to tap the prevailing local initiatives.

(Left to right) Union Environment Minister, Mr Jairam Ramesh, Government of India; HE Mr James Alix Michel, President of Seychelles; Dr Manmohan Singh, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India; HE Mr Hamid Karzai, President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; Dr Farooq Abdullah, Union Minister of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India; and Dr R K Pachauri, DirectorGeneral, TERI during the inaugural session of DSDS 2011.

DSDS 2012

Protecting the global commons: 20 years post Rio

Commons are those resources, which are not owned by anyone but are shared by a community. This includes the earth's atmosphere, the ocean floor, the Antarctica and the outer space. The Rio summit, at the Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 1992 produced several conventions dealing with climate change, biodiversity, forestry. The result was a list of sustainable development practices called `Agenda 21'. However, the obvious discord between the `global north' and the `global south' persists and the consensus that the countries reached on sustainable development has not yet been realized fully. Thus, it is time to take an unbiased stock of the existing situation 20 years since Rio and chart out a roadmap for the future. This is the intent of the next DSDS, which will be an important milestone in the context of global negotiations in the realm of sustainable development.

DSDS 2012­ Highlights

State-level Sustainable Development Summits

DSDS 2012 seeks to revisit Indian states in a bid to create awareness on the issue of global commons and showcase the initiatives that have been taken towards protecting global commons at the local level during the past 20 years. These State level meetings will be organized in collaboration with the local governments.

The World CEO Forum: Curtain Raiser to DSDS

Understanding the business sector's impact on the world economy and its role in sustainable development, The Energy and Resources Institute-Business Council for Sustainable Development (TERI-BCSD) India, in partnership with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Geneva, introduced the World CEO Forum at the DSDS 2004. The theme of World CEO Forum 2012 is `Rio +20: Steering Business while Protecting the Global Commons'.

Global CEOs participating in World CEO Forum 2011

Special Features

Special events allow focused discussions on aspects related to sustainable development like corporate and industry, green buildings, energy, infrastructure, and youth. DSDS would also be holding a Youth Meet with the aim of enabling the youngsters to become ambassadors of sustainable development.

Exhibition

DSDS provides a unique and an international platform for the display of cutting-edge technologies, sustainable development best practices and cost-effective solutions to the challenge of climate change. The exhibition underlines DSDS' commitment to sustainable development in word and spirit.

Inauguration of the Fourth International Climate Change Exhibition by Mr Salman Khurshid, Union Minister of Water Resources and Ms Diya Mirza, noted film personality

Outreach

· DSDS agenda and structure are finalized after consulting bilateral & multilateral agencies, and governments of India and other countries, ensuring that they meet the global development needs. · Information on DSDS is made available on official sites of most countries and organizations. A special edition of TERIScope (TERI's bi-monthly newsletter) and proceedings of the summit is published after the conclusion of DSDS, and is sent to over 6,000 decision-makers globally. · Media is well-represented during the summit, ensuring that the event is well-reported.

Actions to implement the concept of sustainable development, both on a global as well as local basis require protection and conservation of the global commons. Despite the massive increase in literature and knowledge on the human and economic implications of damage and degradation to the global commons, human society has been largely irresponsible in dealing with this challenge. The Rio Summit of 1992 was a rallying point for those concerned with the planetary crisis faced on account of mounting neglect in this area, but sadly actions since Rio have been far below expectations. It is, therefore, appropriate that DSDS 2012 focuses on this major theme, 20 years since Rio and help evolve strategies by which the neglect of the past can be addressed effectively and urgently in the immediate future. Dr R K Pachauri Director-General, TERI

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