Short Communications

DG Blog, January 12, 2011

Publication Date: 12 January 2011

Author(s): Rajendra K Pachauri


The Delhi Sustainable Development Summit is round the corner, and I am happy to see that over a period of ten years this event has evolved into a major gathering which attracts attention from a large number of leaders drawn from different professions and different parts of the world. What is even more heartening is the fact that the organization of this event has become institutionalized with a methodology and ‘technology’ that requires much less attention from me than was the case in the past. The genesis of DSDS lies in the major event that we had organized in the year 2000 to commemorate 25 years of TERI’s formal existence, because the Institute was formally registered in 1974. When we held that set of conferences, inaugurated by the then President of India, Mr. K.R. Narayanan, we attracted persons like the legendary Dr. Robert McNamara, Mr. Ola Ullsten (former Prime Minister of Sweden) and many people of some significance in the intellectual arena known to me personally or other colleagues in TERI. This form of celebration of TERI’s silver jubilee was an exciting event in which all TERI staff participated enthusiastically, but I recall that I had to take care of every single detail including the choice of facilitators for speakers etc, choice of accommodation, menus for all the meals, transport arrangements, etc. We have moved substantially beyond that situation.

Publisher/Organisation: TERI

Source: TERI Intranet