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PM to inaugurate `Delhi Sustainable Development Summit`

Dr Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the `Delhi Sustainable Development Summit` on February 03.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the `Delhi Sustainable Development Summit` (DSDS), being organised by The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI), on February 03.

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, President of the Dominican Republic Leonel Fernandez Reyna, and President of Seychelles James Alix Michel will attend the conference, TERI officials said here.

`Tapping Local Initiatives and Tackling Global Inertia` will be the theme of the conference, they said.

Decision-makers from governments, corporate, NGOs, multi/bilateral organisations, academia and research institutions will be attending the 11th edition of the summit from February 03-05.

Nobel Laureates Prof Joseph Stiglitz (Professor, Columbia University, USA), Dr Yuan-Tseh Lee (president, Academia Sinica, Taiwan) and Prof Sir James A Mirrlees (Professor of Political Economy, University of Cambridge) will also address the conference, TERI said in a release.

"It will enable creating a uniform level of understanding among all stakeholders; provide an opportunity for constructive dialogue on climate change to arrive at an agreement to formulate meaningful policy options," it said in a statement.

Organisers said DSDS 2011 will serve as a platform to appreciate, debate and identify key lessons from examples of local successes needed to move the world in the right direction.