President inaugurates first World Sustainable Development Summit

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday inaugurated the first edition of World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) here being organised by TERI with emphasis on the need to limit the rise of climate change.

“We need to follow a twin-tracked approach of limiting the rise of climate change while ensuring the existence of sufficient resources to meet our future developmental requirements. This objective mandates the efficient use of earth’s natural resource,” Mukherjee said at the event.

He also underlined India’s position with respect to its climate change responsibilities.Themed “Beyond 2015: People, Planet and Progress”, WSDS has replaced what was earlier called Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS), which was also organised by The Energy and Research Institute (TERI). The first DSDS was organised in 2005.

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