DSDS 2014 – Delhi Sustainable Development SummitFeb 6, 2014
Energy, Water and Food Security for All
Lise Grande, United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative says the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2014 will provide a crucial opportunity for world leaders, activists and experts to discuss ways to solve three of the greatest challenges facing India today- water, food and energy security.
Sustainable Consumption and Production: An Overarching Objective of Sustainable Development - A Special Event
Highlights of the special event on sustainable consumption and production that took place on 5 Feb 2014. At the event, Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, India said that if the pattern of consumption and production which has fueled global development since World War II is allowed to continue the way it is, it will threaten the incredible progress in human development and the viability of the planet we all live on.
The approach to tackle the challenge of sustainable development in its entirety has timely positioned the issue of sustainable consumption and production at the core of international discussions on the post-2015 developmental agenda. Against the backdrop of current international discourse on sustainable consumption and production and the enormous potential that exists in different sectors of the economy to move in this direction, this special event aimed to understand, through stakeholder perspectives, some of the challenges that arise in operationalizing the concept of sustainable consumption and production and how these can be resolved.
Dealing with the Energy, Water, and Food Security Challenge in Asia
Day two of the 2014 Delhi Sustainable Development Summit discussed ways to deal with the energy, water, and food security challenge in Asia. At the session, Lise Grande, UNDP Resident Representative and UN Resident Coordinator said that as we think of sustainable development goals, it is important to include a goal that links water energy and food security.
Water and Food Security
At the UNDP-supported session on water and food security, Srinivasan Iyer, Assistant Country Director and Head, Environment and Energy Unit, UNDP India said that it is important to break the groundwater-energy nexus and separate power feeds from household energy for agricultural energy. He also said that a dedicated programme for groundwater management is needed.