The World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) 2016, themed, 'Beyond 2015: People, Planet & Progress', will be among the first international platforms to discuss the new agenda post the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and the signing of the Paris Agreement. The attempt will be to initiate discussions on methodologies to be adopted to chalk a path to realise the Goals beyond 2015.
The WSDS draws together leadership, talent and expertise to facilitate exchange of knowledge and drawing consensus among the participating individuals and institutions. The Summit will build on the 15 years legacy of the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, which was an epitome of track 2 diplomacy, providing an enabling atmosphere that encourages people-to-people dialogue; fosters understanding; cooperation and collective action to achieve the goals of sustainable development.
Highlights of the summit will include a Business Day which will give industry captains a chance to brainstorm green business strategies and solutions, the Greenovation 2016 Exhibition and the presentation of the Sustainable Development Leadership Award.