The entire Globe is going through a transition, a series of challenges, propelled by the Unprecedented Crisis, one after another, the Continuous Disaster Risks, Russia-Ukraine War, Global Financial Crisis, Climate Risks, Lack of Trust and Faith everywhere; for quite some time Now. Moreover, Global Average Temperature of our Planet has gone up above 1. 2˚ Celsius of the Pre-Industrial times, which is beyond human tolerance, whereas in no case, should exceed 1.5°C, for normal human survival.
India from the time immemorial, have exhibited outstanding resilience, Demonstrated its dynamic Global Leadership in Centre-staging Sustainability and De-carbonization; not only in Public Policy; But also Showcased by building Climate-Friendly, Low-Carbon Lifestyles that Every Indian normally does adopt and follow, always giving back to nature by the Principles of Reducing, Reusing and Recycling; thereby Conserving Nature and Natural Resources, through our age old inherited Culture.
To bell out all the Crisis of the hour, We need to come together and engage Ourselves in Solution based approaches; at this middle of this Juncture; Global Sustainability Summit (GSS 2023) is presented by IISD-CMI, as a Credible Platform to find out Solutions, to all these existing Present day Today Challenges, Where Indian Leadership can Dialogue, Debate, Discuss and Deliver, with Global Players, Who are steering the Nation ahead, at this Point Of time. Undoubtedly GSS 2023, is a high profile Global Event at epicenter of the National Capital of India, New Delhi; especially where both the Institutes are, celebrating their 15 years of Dedicated Services to the Nation and the Planet, Mother Earth.
In this Program, IISD-CMI will bring Global Thought Leaders, Business and Industry Leaders, Political as well as Policy and Governance Leadership together, along with Indian Culture, Arts and Glamour World; creating an occasion to showcase India’s Pragmatic Sustainability Leadership of the last 75 years and how India aspires to contribute for the Planet, till when it will be 100 in 2047, by creating a more Resilient and Decarbonized Society. From 14th to 17th June 2023, at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi; a High Profile program has been planned to be organized by IISD-CMI; where Global Sustainability Submit 2023 also will take place and National Sustainability Awards will also be awarded by Chief Guests to Distinguished Nominees, for their outstanding contribution to Nation, form different fields, in promotion of Social, Environmental and Economic Sustainability and enabling stronger Climate Actions.
Indian Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD) is registered as a National Not-for-Profit, Independent Public Policy Think Tank and Scientific Research Institute at New Delhi, with an objective of working for ensuring overall important for lives and living of Common Man, through research innovation and engaging with Communities at grass-root level. IISD strives to put India into a Sustainable Path that is Inclusive and Equitable, involving people, Planet and Business.
Carbon Minus India (CMI) is engaged to evolve a Strategic Framework for India as well as the Planet, in identifying Low Carbon Growth Opportunities and to Guide / Facilitate a series of Planned and Scaled-up Programs, which would support the on-going Dialogues for establishing a Climate Friendly Development Path, which raise National Awareness and Facilitate informed consensus on India’s Efforts to address Local to Global Climate Change Adaptation, Climate Vulnerability Assessment, Climate Change Mitigation and Climate Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction for Our Cities, Villages and different Vulnerable Communities.
“Our Vision is to emerge as one among the leading global Knowledge & Action Think Tanks and a Centre of Excellence, in the fields Sustainability, ensuring Peace, Prosperity and Sustainable Development for mankind, in harmony with Nature, to sustain this Planet, with full of hopes and lives ahead, forever.”
Indian Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD) and Carbon Minus India (CMI), New Delhi is registered as a National Independent Not – for – Profit, Public Policy Think Tank and Research Institute at New Delhi, with an objective of working for ensuring overall improvement of lives and living of Common Man, through Scientific Research, Innovations and engaging with communities at grass – root level. IISD strives to put India into a Sustainable Path that is Inclusive and Equitable, involving People, Planet and Business.
Vision of IISD-CMI’s 15 Year Celebration is propelled by the basic vision of both Global Think Tanks and Scientific Research Institutes, from India; because of their confidence gained in the last 15 years. Now in a post 15-year period, they wish to push India’s Sustainability and Global Climate Leadership Agenda for the Planetary Interests.
Shri C. K. Mishra (Retd IAS:1983:BH), is an Intellectual Personality Par Excellence, He has served as Secretary to the Ministry of Environment & Climate Change and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare . He is a Stephanian and also led the Indian Delegation for Negotiations in many important International Treaty and Conventions, involving UNFCCC, Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and various other Multilateral forums of the United Nations.
Dr Srikanta K. Panigrahi – is a Leading Global Sustainability Thought Leader, from India; He is the Director General and Distinguished Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD) and its initiative Carbon Minus India (CMI), both are Public Policy Think Tanks and Scientific Research Institutes at New Delhi.
He is a well-known Indian Policy Maker and Technocrat, who has worked with the Government of India, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the World Bank. He is a Member to National Strategic Knowledge and few other Missions on Climate Change; to implement the National Action Plan on Climate Change, under PMO. He is also Member to Many Other Government and UN Expert Committees and Working Groups on Natural Resources Management, Climate Change, Electric Vehicles, UN SDGs Implementation. He has represented India in International Climate Change Negotiations in UNFCCC and also Known as Chief Architect of Indian Carbon Market. He is awarded the National Science Popularization Award by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, for his Extraordinary Contribution and Commitments to Popularize Science among the Common Mass and is Recognized by UNEP for his Valuable Contribution and Leadership in Catalyzing Environment Actions, on World Environment Day, 2007. MIT Sloan School of Management has recognized him, as an En-Road Climate Ambassador, in Policy Makers Category.
Director General and Distinguished Research Fellow, IISD
Dr Panigrahi has earned his formal Degree in Civil Engineering, then received Master Degrees, Environmental City Planning, Management & Business Administration and Doctorate in Public Policy, Specializing Science Policy, from Credible Universities Of India and abroad, including Technical University Of Dresden (TUD), Germany, IIT Delhi, School of Planning & Architecture and JNU at New Delhi; followed by a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship from Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT), Cambridge MA, USA. He was also an UNEP/UNESCO Fellow, where he delivered Guest Lectures in five prestigious Universities of Europe, at Hamburg, Dresden, Prague, Vienna and Zurich, and Other 29 Universities (Other than India) of the Globe, later.
Tree Planted by IISD-CMI along with their 121 CBOs under UNEP’s – The Billion Tree Campaign
National/International Campaigns/Public Outreach Programs
Industry, Business House, Corporate, Diplomatic Mission & Institutional and Not For Profit Member.
Policy Advisory, Research, Consultancy Projects done
Field Staffs for under taking primary survey & other field research assignments
National Partnering NGOs and CBOs
Sites in PAN India where Cleaning Operations Organized
Media Meets and Press Release are made Public
Scientists, researchers, public policy analyst, engineers, Economists and other staffs
Empanelment’s in Central/State Govt Ministries, Research Labs, UN Organizations
National/International Seminars, Workshops, Conclaves and Summits