18th - 19th September, 2024 || Vigyan Bhawan*, New Delhi





Our Inspiration

IISD-CMI Team met with Hon'ble President of India

The IISD-CMI Team met with the Hon’ble President of India Smt. Droupadi Murmu and discussed the Institution’s exceptional leadership in Scientific and Public Policy Research towards Sustainability and Decarbonization. We are inspired by Hon’ble Madam’s  Graceful Interaction along with her, Words of Wisdom and Heartfelt Compliments and more importantly her strongest possible support for the success of The Global Sustainability Summit (GSS) 2024.

About The Summit

Leading India on the Path of Sustainability

IISD & CMI organized the historic event GSS 2023 to celebrate 75 years of India’s Independence, along with their auspicious 15th anniversary last year during 17th- 20th July at the Prestigious Plenary Hall at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. This year similarly we are delighted to invite you all to The Global Sustainability Summit 2024.

Register Today to ensure your partcipation in this Mega Conglomeration of Great Minds.

Commit To Bring The Change

Pledge for Action on 12 Lifestyle Habits

“I Pledge” is an initiative to bring together People from all walks of life; and make a significant impact by influencing people to change their present lifestyle habits into sustainable alternatives.

The pledges, along with their actions, will be asked to share, with quantifiable data & updates regularly; so that the quantification should be possible. By the end, IISD- CMI will share the total Carbon Emissions reduced by our campaign which will be calculated using a Carbon-Footprint Calculator recommended by UNFCCC

GSS 2024 Official Mascot

Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens) has been chosen as the “Official Mascot” of the Global Sustainability Summit (GSS) 2024, as it symbolizes the significance of preserving Planetary Biodiversity and protecting Natural Habitats. This move highlights not only the importance of conserving this unique and charismatic species, just in India, across its larger range in the entire Eastern Indian Himalayas and Southwestern China. The Red Panda is an endangered species in IUCN Red Book, due to habitat loss from deforestation and degradation, as well as poaching and illegal wildlife trade, with an availability of estimated population of less than 1,800 only and their numbers are rapidly reducing. Before this beautiful fauna gets permanently extinct from our Planet, let’s converge our collective wisdom and synergy to save this wonderful animal in all possible manner, since it belongs to the Himalayas, belongs to us, and belongs to India.

Eminent Chief Guests*(TBC)

Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar is an Indian politician and lawyer, who is serving as the 14th & current Vice President of India. Before serving in this position, he served as the Governor of West Bengal. He also held office as the Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, under then Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar.
Hon’ble Vice President of India
Mr. Shombi Sharp is an American diplomat appointed as UN Resident Coordinator in India. He graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a master’s degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Kansas.
UN Resident Coordinator in India United Nations Diplomat, Economist

Esteemed Invited Speakers & Guests*(TBC)

Shri Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is serving as the Minister of External Affairs. Before joining politics, Jaishankar served as the Indian Ambassador to the United States, China and the Czech Republic and held various positions in India’s Ministry of External Affairs.
Dr S. Jaishankar
Union Cabinet Minister of External Affairs (MEA)
Shri Piyush Goyal is an eminent Indian politician currently serving as the Union Cabinet Minister for Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, and Textiles. He also holds the post of Leader of the Rajya Sabha.
Shri Piyush Goyal
Union Cabinet Minister, Ministry Of Commerce & Industry, Government of India
Mr Singh is currently the Minister of Power & Minister of New and Renewable Energy in the Indian government. He is a 1975 batch Bihar cadre Indian Administrative Service officer and former Home Secretary of India.
Shri Raj Kumar Singh
Shri Raj Kumar Singh
Nitin Gadkari is an Indian politician from Maharashtra and the Minister for Road Transport & Highways. He is popularly known as the “Highwayman of India” for his successful works in the PWD, constructing roads, highways, and flyovers, including the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.
Shri Nitin Gadkari
Union Cabinet Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India​
Indian politician and former actress, fashion model and television producer. She has been Minister of Women and Child Development since 2019, and also Minister of Minority Affairs
Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani
Union Minister of Women and Child Development
Indian politician and a Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha. He is the current Minister of Sports, Youth Affairs and Minister of Information and Broadcasting.
Shri Anurag Singh Thakur
Indian politician and a Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha
Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia is an Indian politician currently serving as the Union Minister for Civil Aviation in the Government of India. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School and has previously served in the State Ministry.
Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia
Union Cabinet Minister of Civil Aviation, Government of India
Shri Bhupender Yadav is an Indian politician serving as the Union Cabinet Minister of Labour and Employment, Environment, Forest, and Climate Change. He is also a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha, representing the state of Rajasthan.
Shri Bhupender Singh Yadav
Union Cabinet Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Labour and Employment
Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi is an Indian politician serving as the Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture of India. She is a lawyer in the Supreme Court of India. She has earned recognition for her involvement in various parliamentary processes.
Ms Meenakshi Lekhi
Minister of State for External Affairs & Culture
Sir Alok Sharma is a British politician who served as President of COP26 in 2021 and negotiated the Glasgow Climate Pact. He was MP for Reading West and held various ministerial roles in Theresa May and Boris Johnson’s governments.
Sir Alok K. Sharma
President COP 26 & MP, House of Commons, United Kingdom
Ashwini Kumar Choubey is an Indian politician serving as Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Environment, Forest and Climate Change. Choubey is a veteran politician and got elected to the Bihar Legislative Assembly for five consecutive terms.
Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey
Minister of State for Environment Forests and Climate Change & Consumer Affairs
He is the incumbent Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Electronics and Information Technology of India. He is also an entrepreneur, technocrat, and a member of parliament in the Rajya Sabha.
Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar
Minister for State (MOS), Electronics and IT
Jeffrey Sachs is an American economist and public policy analyst. He is the director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University and President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. He is also an SDG Advocate for UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
Prof Jeffrey D Sachs
University Professor; Director, Centre for Sustainable Development in the Earth Institute, Columbia University​
Mr. Erik Solheim is a Norwegian diplomat and former politician. Solheim is also an experienced peace negotiator, having acted as the primary facilitator of the peace process in Sri Lanka from 1998 to 2005.
Shri Erik Solheim
6th Executive Director, United Nations Environment Program
Smt. Gita Gopinath is an Indian American economist who has served as the first deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She had a two-decade-long career as an academic, including at the economics department of Harvard University.
Ms Gita Gopinath
Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC, United States
Harish Salve is a renowned Indian lawyer and former Solicitor General of India. He is an expert in constitutional and commercial law and has argued several cases in the Supreme Court. Salve has been honoured with the Padma Bhushan award and is renowned for his excellent advocacy skills.
Shri Harish Salve
Legal Professional of Eminence, Former Solicitor General of India
Mr. Martin Bursík is a Czech Politician and has twice served as Minister of the Environment & also as Vice-President. He was one of the founders of the Civic Forum. Bursík studied Environmental Engineering at Charles University.
Shri Martin Bursik
Former Vice President and Environment Minister, Czech Republic
Nandan Nilekani is an Indian entrepreneur and politician. He co-founded Infosys and served as the Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). He was also appointed as the non-executive chairman of the Infosys board in 2017.
Shri Nandan Nilekani
Science Thought Leader, Non-Executive Chairman of Infosys
Professor Srinivasan is a Professor in the Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management Area at IIM Bangalore. She was also a British Council Visiting Scholar at the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility at the Nottingham University Business School.
Prof Vasanthi Srinivasan
IIM Bangalore, Sustainability Management
Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu is an Indian politician, India’s Sherpa to the G7 and Chancellor of Rishihood University. He is a CA by profession and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).
Shri Suresh Prabhu
Former Minister Railways India, Founding Chancellor of Rishihood University Guest Professor of London School of Economics
He was Secretary of the Ministry of Textiles & Secretary of the Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation in Ministry of Jal Shakti. Mr Singh is also an IAS Officer of the 1985 Batch of Orissa Cadre.
Shri Upendra Prasad Singh
Former Secretary, Minister of Textiles, Government of India
Dr Vijay Kumar Saraswat is a distinguished scientist with vast experience in defence research in primary and applied sciences spanning several decades. After decades of government service, he retired as Secretary Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
Dr. Vijay Kumar Saraswat
Member to Niti Ayog, Environment & Climate Change, Emerging Technology
Asok Kumar is an IAS officer, mission director of National Water Mission, who has contributed significantly to the Water & Sanitation Sector and initiated/completed many projects in Hyderabad. He is a recipient of Telangana Excellence & Jalmitra Award.
Shri G. Asok Kumar
IAS, Director General, National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG)
He is presently the G20 Sherpa of India during its Presidency year. He was CEO of NITI Aayog, the Govt of India’s Premier Policy Think Tank & before that, Secretary of the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion.
Shri Amitabh Kant
G 20 Sherpa, Former CEO NITI Aayog
Ashok Dalwai, an eminent IAS officer, has contributed to land and water management policies and has been instrumental in formulating the First Agriculture Policy of Odisha and the First Textile Policy of Karnataka. He has also been awarded a Doctorate from the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad.
Dr Ashok Dalwai
IAS, CEO, National Rain-fed Area Authority
Shri B.B. Swain is an IAS officer (Gujarat, 1988), appointed MSMEs Secretary, to help implement Government programs Aatmanirbhar Bharat, Make in India and Vocal for Local, bringing his expertise to benefit MSMEs, and drive India’s growth.
Shri B. B. Swain
IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME)
Prof. T G Sitharam has taken over as Chairman of AICTE on 21 December 2022. He has an impressive academic background and is expected to bring many reforms in the technical education system of India.
Prof. T G Sitharam
Chairman, All India Council of Technical Corporation (AICTE)
Retired Commodore Amit Rastogi is Chairman and Managing Director of National Research Development Corporation. He has a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering plus Masters in Electronics & Tele-Communication, Defence & Strategic Studies and is an alumnus of two premier defence institutions.
Commodore (Retd.) Amit Rastogi
CMD, National Research Development Corporation (NRDC)
Shri Freddy Svane is the current Ambassador at the Royal Danish Embassy in New Delhi. He entered the Danish Foreign Service in 1982 and has held several important posts, including Secretary of the Embassy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs etc.
Shri Freddy Svane
Ambassador at the Royal Danish Embassy in New Delhi
Dr. Venkatramanan Anantha Nageswaran is an Indian Economist and 18th Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India. He served as the Global Chief Investment Officer at Bank Julius Baer in Switzerland, after serving as its Head of Research for Asia.
Dr. V. Anantha Nageswaran
Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India
Mr. Sanjeev Sanyal is an Indian economist and famous historian. He is a member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India. He has helped prepare six editions of the Economic Survey of India.
Dr Sanjeev Sanyal
Member to Prime Minister Economic Advisory Council
Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh is the first woman to be appointed as the Regional Director for WHO South-East Asia. Under her leadership, the region has seen remarkable progress in health, nutrition, and population. In 2019, she was unanimously nominated for a second five-year term.
Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh
WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia
Shri Ashish K Chauhan is an Indian Business Executive, Administrator, and current Chancellor of the University of Allahabad and Managing Director and CEO of the National Stock Exchange. He is known as the father of Modern Financial Derivatives in India.
Shri Ashish K. Chauhan
Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Stock Exchange
Bijaya Ketan Panigrahi is a Professor at the Electrical Engineering Department, IIT Delhi. He has worked in the power system planning, operation and control field for over two decades and has published more than 100 research papers in various journals.
Prof Bijaya Ketan Panigrahi
IIT, Delhi
Shri Sudhendu J. Sinha, an IAS officer, is currently serving as the Adviser for Infrastructure Connectivity-Transport and Electric Mobility at NITI Aayog. He is dedicated to bringing in transformative changes in the transportation and electric mobility sectors.
Shri Sudhendu J. Sinha
Adviser (Infrastructure Connectivity-Transport and Electric Mobility) at NITI Aayog​
Yugal Joshi is a Director, Jal Jeevan Mission, in the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation. He was the Director of Swachh Bharat Mission from July 2016 to May 2021. He is the recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration and also of the Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Service
Yugal Joshi
Director, LiFE, Niti Aayog


The 15 Prestigious National Awards are to be presented By the Hon’ble Chief Guest of Eminence on 17th July 2023 to recognize and honor individuals & Organizations for their Outstanding Contributions toward leading India on the path of Sustainability and Decarbonization. These awards are to be decided by an Eminent Jury panel, headed by the Judge of National Green Tribunal (NGT) as the Chair; where if the deserving nomination will not be received, in few award areas, those awards will not be considered.

India's Global Leadership in
Sustainability & Decarbonization

India is proud to organize the G20 convention for 2023 that is a great moment for all 1.39 Billion Indians. Those who are committed to push India first in the Global Map in their respective area of specialization and interest; are invited to connect IISD-CMI on this auspicious occasion We have special programs throughout the year on G20 and especially, a special G20 session at GSS 2023 where Union Cabinet Ministers for External Affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar will address followed by an eminent ambassador panel discussion. Now India is the Chair to lead and showcase the direction to Globe; with the message together as the member of one Planetary family to top 20 richest countries of the Globe.


GSS 2024 Partnership

The Global Sustainability Summit (GSS) 2024, is a high profile International Summit, designed, curated and presented to you by two of the most acclaimed Global Think Tanks and Scientific Research Institutes, Indian Institute Of Sustainable Development (IISD) with its initiative Carbon Minus India (CMI), New Delhi. To bring out this Knowledge Backed Program, We require honest Support and Contribution. The Sustainability and Decarbonization, Which is the theme of this Program has a Profound impact on each one of us, irrespective of whether; we are from Business, Trade, Industry, University, Government, United Nations or Public Forums; hence Let us’ all come together and Lend our hands to Support this Summit, in alignment with, the very basic Objective Of this Program to make it a Big Success; both in National and Planetary interest. For Sponsorship Opportunities, Please Visit


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