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Invitations open for journalists to participate in the Media Colloquium 2015

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The colloquium is being organized as part of the landmark 15 edition of
the Delhi Sustainable Development 2015

New Delhi (Dec. 16, 2014): The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) will host the 2015 Media Colloquium as part of the landmark 15th edition of the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) 2015. The Colloquium will take place from Feb 4 to 7, 2015 in New Delhi, and is open for both foreign and Indian journalists.

Since 2001, the DSDS has emerged as one of the foremost fora on issues of global sustainability. Over the past 14 years, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has been organizing the DSDS to facilitate the exchange of knowledge on various aspects of sustainable development. Till now, the Summit has hosted over 36 Heads of States and Governments, ministers from over 50 countries and delegates from across continents. The Summit has evolved as a significant congregation of leaders from the fields of polity, economy, academia and civil society to deliberate on issues related to sustainable development.

The theme for this year’s Summit, ‘Sustainable Development Goals and Dealing with Climate Change’, comes in anticipation of and preparation for the post-2015 sustainable development agenda, as well as the 21st Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, to be held in Paris at the end of 2015.

The salient features of this year’s Summit include a High Level Corporate Dialogue – a platform for industry captains to brainstorm on ideas to further business while protecting the environment; the Sustainable Development Leadership Award – awarded each year since 2005 to an eminent global leader, felicitating their contributions in the field of sustainable development; and, The YUVA Meet, which engages youth from around the globe to take part in the sustainable development discourse.

The DSDS-Media Colloquium-2015 will be an opportunity to engage with Heads of States, Nobel Laureates, eminent luminaries and experts from various fields. It will offer best practices, community innovations and leadership ideas to connect with larger audiences. The Colloquium will provide a unique platform for journalists for impactful reportage of critical issues. Journalists will have access to interact and engage with a range of luminaries. The Media Colloquium is being supported by the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.

This year, exclusive interactive sessions have been planned with several experts, including Mr Lars Andreas Lunde, Vice Minister, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Norway, HE Madam Marie-Helene Aubert, Advisor to the President on Environment and Climate Change Issues, France andDr ShamshadAkhtar, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of UN ESCAP.

The Media Colloquium will also analyze cross-cultural experiences in media reporting on environment and development. Special sessions have also been planned with media experts, including Sir Jonathon Porrit, Founder Director, Forum for the Future, Mr Lance Ignon, Managing Director, Public Relations, Citizen Group andMr John Vidal, Environment Editor, The Guardian.Theselection of journalists will be done by the DSDS Secretariat.

Journalists from across the world, with a minimum experience of 5-8 years and below the age of 40 are eligible to apply. Selected journalists will be expected to produce a minimum of three articles/news stories.

To apply please click: http://dsds.teriin.org/2015/mailer/mq_mailer/mailer.html,
Or http://dsds.teriin.org/2015/mediacolloquium.php