Sustainable Development Current Affairs - 2019

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World Sustainable Development Summit 2019

The World Sustainable Development Summit 2019 was inaugurated by the Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi. The World Sustainable Development Summit 2019, organized by The Energy and Resources Institute – TERI.

World Sustainable Development Summit

The World Sustainable Development Summit is the annual flagship event of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). World Sustainable Development Summit is the sole Summit on global issues taking place in the developing world.

The World Sustainable Development Summit provides a platform for global leaders and practitioners to discuss and deliberate over climatic issues of universal importance.

The World Sustainable Development Summit 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.

World Sustainable Development Summit 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

TERI – the Tata Energy Research Institute was established by the Mr Darbari S Seth in 1974. Mr Darbari S Seth was the builder of Tata Chemicals Limited. He provided a decent sum for establishing TERI’s corpus and provided encouragement, inspiration, and moral support to the Director and staff of the Institute without ever interfering with the operational decision-making.

Over time from its inception, TERI has emerged as one of the world’s pre-eminent think tanks and research institutions in the field of energy, climate change and sustainability.

TERI aims to usher transitions to a cleaner and sustainable future through the conservation and efficient use of Earth’s resources and innovative ways of minimizing and reusing waste.

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Sustainable Blue Economy Conference held in Nairobi, Kenya

The first Sustainable Blue Economy Conference was held in Nairobi, capital of Kenya. It was organized by Kenya and cohosted by Japan and Canada. The theme of this conference was ‘The Blue Economy and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.’

Sustainable Blue Economy Conference

This conference was held on momentum of UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, 2015 Climate Change Conference in Paris and UN Ocean Conference 2017 ‘Call to Action. Over 17,000 plus participants from some 184 countries had participated in the conference. India was represented Union Minister for Shipping, Road Transport & Highways, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari. Other parties who participated in this conference are World Wildlife Fund, WWF; International Maritime Organization, IMO; International Seabed Authority, ISA;  orld Bank; AFRIEXIMBANK; Ocean Foundation etc.

Background

Blue Economy is economic benefit and value that is realized from Earth’s coastal and marine environment. Sustainable Blue Economy is marine-based economy that provides social and economic benefits for current and future generations, restores, protects and maintains diversity, productivity and resilience of marine ecosystems. It is also based on clean technologies, renewable energy, and circular material flows.

Blue Economy is very crucial for India’s economic development. India has strategic location in Indian Ocean region (IOR), and on this basis, it endorses growth of Blue Economy in sustainable, inclusive and people centred manner through framework of Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA).

India is also developing its maritime infrastructure as well as its inland waterways and coastal shipping through launch of the ambitious “Sagarmala Programme” which aims to revolutionize maritime logistics and port led developments in country. India’s national vision about this sector is clearly articulated in term “SAGAR”- Security and Growth for All in IOR which was coined by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Month: Categories: National

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