About the 13th Sustainability Summit
We live in a world of extreme hope and despair. The duality arises from the resolve of human potential to overcome any challenge, and the social and ecological crises emanating from that human potential. The future of human and the ecosystem, it depends on is turning out to be more interdependent than ever known. The future is that of everyone.
Businesses, governments and civil society are working in tandem to find solutions to better manage available resources. The Sustainability Summit provides a platform to discuss the areas of common interest working towards betterment of the people and planet. Agenda of the Summit will focus on topics such as, global governance and risks, energy, water, well-being, science and action, circular economy, sanitation, empowerment, social entrepreneurs and change-makers. This event will present sustainability solutions, best practices, enhance learning experiences and develop partnerships to position innovative ideas into action.
Circular Economy Mission to India
Under the European Union – Resource Efficiency Initiative (EU-REI), EU is planning a Circular Economy Mission (CEM) to India. This mission is aimed at creating awareness amongst relevant Indian businesses about circular economy, mobilise demand creation and sensitise businesses in India. CEM includes series of high-level political and business meetings to discuss and exchange ideas on policies and practices on resource efficiency between India and EU. The Summit will host CEM on 7 September 2018. The day will begin with a high-level inauguration with the EU Commissioner and an Indian Minister. This will be followed by various plenary, parallel sessions and B2B meetings. Close to 70 European delegates are expected to participate.
“New India needs appropriate vision for sustainable, integrated and inclusive growth.”Mr Nitin Gadkari Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
“To ensure sustainable development, we need to work holistically on 5Ps - People, Planet, Peace, Prosperity and Partnership together.”Dr. Mahesh Sharma Minister of State for Culture and Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change
“Sustainability Summit is a landmark event; it has contributed significantly to raise awareness and to implement sustainability on the ground.”Mr Suresh P Prabhu Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation of India
“Member of Business community across India and Europe will have to work in close cooperation with Government of India and members of European Union for implementing solutions on climate and energy.”H.E. Mr Tomasz Kozlowski Ambassador of European Union to India and Bhutan
“Sustainability is not about technology, it's about people. Therefore, the ethos of sustainability and to make cities live-able must be a part of our thinking process.”Mr Amitabh Kant CEO, Niti Aayog