Past Events

Global Foundation keeps participating in events of environmental importance from time to time.

Himalayan Summit on Climate Change (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation), Nov 27-28th This summit brought together various stakeholders from across 11 Indian mountain states of Indian Himalayan Region to look at the outcome of the climate vulnerability report that has now been brought and understand the priority areas of urgent interventions.

It is known that India alone can help meet 50% of the global sustainability goals. With less than 4100 days left to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals, it is time for the most ambitious partnership of the 21st century among Indian corporate leaders, government, policy makers, think tanks, and NGOs. The India Sustainability Dialogue 4.0 (ISD 4.0) discussed the social, economic and environmental challenges that India faces and a possible road map to address them which will contribute to achieving the SDGs by 2030.

India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, under the broad rubric, ‘Towards 2030 Goals: Making the Decade Count’.

India’s most prominent forum deliberated critical water issues in an attempt to find sustainable solution for water resources management.

Prof Ashok Kumar, Chairman and Founder, Global Foundation along with Dr Pranab J Patar, CEO Global Foundation were invited to attend this unique conference held on environment and energy issues.

According to the UN Environment Statistics, a fully circular economy would cut down our resource use by 28% and reduce carbon emissions by 72%. This concept directly contributes to Sustainable Development Goal 12- sustainable consumption and production. This workshop focused on circular economy.

To further support various intervention towards Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+), the second phase of the Forest Plus programme has been launched. Forest-PLUS 2.0 comprises pilot project in three landscapes — Gaya in Bihar, Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala and Medak in Telangana.

In continuation of the UNCCD CoP14’s deliberation on the need for restoration measures towards manage soil sustainably and achieve land neutrality, a fruitful discussion was organized keeping in view of the legal framework that will play a critical role in the implementation of various interventions.

Atal Innovation Centre – International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad and PWC organized this competition for tech-based social enterprises on February 1, 2020.

IFAT Delhi is a Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Solid Waste and Recycling that provides a strong platform for the environmental community in the country’s north.

Technology is integral to solutions for environmental challenges, IETF showcased environmentally sustainable innovations.

Confederation of Indian Industries invited the CEO of the Global Foundation Dr Pranab J Patar to attend this panel discussion on use and relevance of Clean Technology in the field of Environment.

Asia’s largest forum on Sustainable Development Climate Change issues hosted by The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi deliberated a range of key sustainability issues.

World Environment Conference provided an opportunity for communicating on technology and information exchange in environmental protection industry as well as provide the excellent platform for environmental protection enterprises across the globe.

Waste is a major global concern, this 1st of its kind event discussed and show-cased success stories of waste management and other environmental issues from India.

Dr. Mihir Shah, former Member, Planning Commission and Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, Board of Governors, ICRIER led a very crucial deliberation on Water Crisis in India organized at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi by Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Deteriorating air quality in Northern India has taken a heavy toll on both human and financial resources in the last couple years. This deliberation critically looked at its larger impact on life expectancy and other issues

This Summit was aimed to facilitate farmers connect with technologies, markets, industry, institutions and the Governmental programs. Indian Council of Food and Agriculture took the opportunity to discuss the constraints and opportunities for a global momentum towards making agriculture high-tech, market linked and value added for best returns to farmers and stake-holder.

This is a prestigious annual award instituted by Royal Bank of Scotland to honour outstanding individual contribution towards environment conservation efforts country wide.

Balancing the aspirations of a demographically young and expanding economy on one hand and meeting the needs of the underserved on the other hand is a complex challenge. In the sixth edition of CRB’s conference, it was aimed to address these challenges, particularly now, as India, an emerging economy sets a course for the next five years in an integrated global economy.

A very fruitful discussion was organized by the National Institute of Disaster Management on climate change adaptation measures and examples of innovations from around the world to build the resilience.

Miscellaneous Events:

Global Foundation organised a stakeholder meet over dinner in Delhi that was attended by it’s friends and well-wishers including senior professionals, business leaders, innovators, technocrats, jurist and young environmentalists.


World Environment Summit is the flagship environmental event organized annually by the Environment & Social Development Association (ESDA), New Delhi, India in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Govt. of India. The conference is dedication to promoting and charting out a pragmatic course for fostering the United Nations’ social development goals. The conference has significant international participation from over 30 countries and was populated with over 700 delegates who put together their ideas and proposals in various forms of outlets, such as session and keynote presentations, poster presentations, and exhibits, etc. showcasing their expertise in matters related to SDGs, Water Conservation and Rejuvenation, Pollutions, Health Diseases, etc.

The organization of the conference was steered with remarkable effectiveness and alacrity by ESDA secretary Jitendra Nagar under the able guidance of ESDA President R K Rana and others.