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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the 2021 World Sustainable Development Summit through video conferencing on Wednesday at 6:30 pm. The theme of the Summit is “Redefining our common future: a safe and secure environment for all” as per the official release.

“Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana; James Marape, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea; Mohamed Nasheed, Speaker of the People’s Majlis, Republic of Maldives; Amina J Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations, and Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change will be present on the occasion,” he said.

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The 20th edition of the World Sustainable Development Summit, the flagship event of the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), will be held online from 10 February to 12 February and will bring together a broad range of governments, business leaders, academics, climate scientists, young people and civil society in the fight against climate change.

The Summit series brings together governments, business leaders, academics, climate scientists, youth, and civil society in the fight against climate change, marking 20 years of their journey to make ‘sustainable development’ a globally shared goal. The Summit intends to carry forward these vital discussions from the Global South to the 26th UN Conference of the Parties on Climate Change in Glasgow, with a focus on bringing the voices of youth and women to the fore, said the official website of the World Summit on Sustainable Development.

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The Summit’s key partners are the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, and the Ministry of Earth Sciences of India. Transition of energy and industry, adaptation and resilience, nature-based solutions, climate finance, circular economy, clean oceans, and air pollution are among the many topics to be addressed at the Summit, the release added.