Press release


January 31, 2012

President James Michel will be travelling to India this week to address the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2012, which will be inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The President attended the summit in 2011, and is expected to make an address concerning the challenges of small islands states in the face of continuing climate change, as well as key targets for international climate change negotiations in the future.

The President was invited to 12th Edition of the summit of World Sustainable Development Forum under the theme ‘Protecting the Global Commons: 20 years post Rio,’ which is organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in New Delhi.

The Delhi Sustainable Development Summit will also be attended by the Finnish President Ms. Tarja Halonen, and the President of Kiribati Mr. Anote Tong, as well as former Heads of State and Heads of Governments, decision-makers from governments, private sector, NGOs, multi/bilateral organisations, academia and research institutions.
Nobel Laureate Dr Elinor Ostrom (Professor, Columbia University, USA), Former Deputy Prime Minister of the UK, Mr. John Prescott, and the Former Governor of California (USA) Mr. Arnold Schwazenegger, will also address the conference.