06 February 2014

14th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit

Attaining Energy, Water and Food Security for All: is the theme of this year's Dehli Sustainable Development Summit which will feature world leaders and experts discussing issues regarding global sustainability.  IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat, and IIASA Deputy Director General Nebojsa Nakicenovic will both be speaking at the Summit to be held in New Delhi from 6-8 February.

Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat will take part in a plenary  session ‘Re-thinking Development’ to attempt to review the progress that has been achieved so far on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), identify key challenges and learnings that steered the course of the journey since the inception of the MDGs, and above all, attempt to chart a course of action post the 2015 milestone.

IIASA Deputy Director General Nebojsa Nakicenovic will discuss in a plenary session the important role integrated systems analyses will play in determining current and future policies, which have to potential to lead the planet towards a sustainable future.

The Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS), annually organized by the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), is an international platform that facilitates the discussion and exchange of knowledge on all aspects of sustainable development.  The DSDS brings together various Heads of State, ministers, thought leaders, policy makers and leading experts from industry and academia, and engages them to build bold visions for a development paradigm that calls for sustainability across present and future generations. The messages emerging from the DSDS provide the backdrop for the World Sustainable Development Forum's Regional Sustainable Development Summits worldwide. 

This year, Attaining Energy, Water and Food Security for All, has been identified as the theme for the DSDS, which will be held from 6-8 February, 2014 in New Delhi, India.

Water, energy and food are interlinked and interdependent. Securing these resources sustainably is central to alleviating poverty and to creating a climate resilient and robust economy.  IIASA Deputy Director General Nebojsa Nakicenovic will participate in a special plenary focusing on tackling the future challenge of ensuring the adequate supply of energy, water and food, through integrated analysis of this nexus.  During this session, the the impacts of climate change on the water, energy and food system, and how integrated future strategies can take future climate change projections into account will be detailed.

Interested individuals can find further information and register to attend the summit at the official website.

Print this page

Last edited: 11 December 2014


Nebojsa Nakicenovic

Distinguished Emeritus Research Scholar Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program


Registration Required

DSDS 2014 Agenda

Latest tweets from DSDS14

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313