The 2018 edition of World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS 2018) was held at VigyanBhawan in New Delhi. It was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The theme of WSDS 2018 is ‘Partnerships for a Resilient Planet’. It seeks to create action frameworks to resolve some of most urgent challenges facing developing economies in backdrop of climate change.
WSDS or World Sustainable Development Summit is a flagship forum of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). It seeks to bring together global leaders and thinkers in the fields of sustainable development, energy and environment sectors on common platform.
Key Points: World Sustainable Development
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday formally inaugurated the World Sustainable Development Summit 2018 in New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan. Organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), the three-day summit will see participation from over 41 countries, bringing together different stakeholders in the fields of sustainable development, energy and environment sectors.
- The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI): TERI is a non-profit research institution that conducts research work in the fields of energy, environment and sustainable development. It aims to focus on formulating local and national level strategies for shaping global solutions to critical issues. It was established in 1974 as Tata Energy Research Institute and was renamed The Energy and Resources Institute in 2003.
- The event was also attended by Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minster for Industries and Commerce, Suresh Prabhu, Minister of State (Independent Charge) Housing and Urban Affairs, Shri HardeepPuri, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri Jayant Sinha and other key leader.
- The thematic tracks at WSDS 2018 included discussions on issues related to sustainability, including carbon markets and pricing, sustainable transport, resilient cities, solar energy and refrigerant technologies.
- The Theme addressed wide variety of issues, including combating land degradation, effective waste management mechanisms to make cities free of landfills free. It addressed issues related to combating air pollution effectively, measures to increase resource and energy efficiency, facilitate transition to clean energy and create financial mechanisms to enable effective climate change mitigation.
KP Sharma Oli was sworn in as Nepal’s prime minister for the second time.He is known for his pro-China stance and had served as the country’s prime minister from October 2015 to August 2016. He is the 41st prime minister of Nepal. He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by President Bidya Devi Bhandari.
The successful elections were seen as final step in Nepal’s transition to a federal democracy following a decade-long civil war till 2006 that claimed more than 16,000 lives. It is also seen as step forward in cementing democracy and providing political stability to Nepal.The elections were seen as the final step in Nepal’s transition to a federal democracy following a decade-long civil war till 2006 that claimed more than 16,000 lives.
Key Points: KP Sharma Oli
- KP Sharma Oli sworn in as Nepal’s prime minister for the second time, weeks after his Left alliance with former Maoist rebels swept the historic parliamentary polls, kindling hopes for much-needed political stability in the Himalayan nation.
- In the recently concluded Parliamentary elections, Left alliance of CPN-UML led by Oli and CPN-Maoist Centre led by Prachanda had secured almost two third majority in Parliament. Oli’s party CPN-UML secured 121 seats in 275-member Parliament making it largest party in Parliament.
- His PM candidacy was supported by the UCPN-Maoists, Rastriya Prajatantra Party Nepal, and Madhesi Rights Forum-Democratic along with 13 other small parties.
Earlier, former prime minister and Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba had addressed the nation and submitted his resignation to the president.
- Deuba was elected as the 40th Prime Minister on June 6 with the support from CPN (Maoist Centre) which is now a part of Left alliance and opting for merger with CPN-UML.
- KP Sharma Oli had served as deputy prime minister during the then interim government led by Girija Prasad Koirala in 2006 after the successful conclusion of the second Peoples Movement.