“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.”
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
It goes without saying that natural resources are the key to a nation’s growth. But being able to utilize them all to their utmost capacity is still a far-flung dream for a number of nations.
The rapidly changing world scenarios are making it mandatory for nations to explore their resource base to the hilt which will help them carve a niche for themselves at a global platform.
A global leader understands its role and responsibilities in leveraging its natural resources to harness the economic growth. And India is standing on the cusp of actualizing its inherent potential as a developed nation.
In its endeavor to create awareness and discuss some basic ground realities, in terms of issues and opportunities concerning India’s natural resources, Network 18 and The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will be organizing the first ‘Global Natural Resources Conclave’ in New Delhi.
The conclave will witness several industry stalwarts and thinkers deliberating upon the present and the future challenges being faced by the ever-developing economy like ours, pertaining to the natural resources sector.
Leading the sessions will be country leaders, field specialists and global domain experts. From leading industry bodies and highly respected think tanks to Central ministries and state governments, the Global Natural Resources Conclave has put together an unmatched partnership to enlighten the world about India’s potential as a global natural resources leader.
Canada as Country Partner: The country is among the largest mining nations in the world and has one of the largest mining supply sectors globally with more than 3,700 companies supplying engineering, geotechnical, environmental, financial and other services to mining operations. The two-day Conclave will build scale and gravitas through collaboration with Canada that will share ‘Country Perspective’ at the Conclave.
Rajasthan and Jharkhand as State Partners: Both the states have a rich natural resource base and have a wide spectrum of mineral deposits. One of the world’s richest mineral zones, Jharkhand accounts for 40 per cent of India’s minerals whereas oil, gas and metals are key contributors to Rajasthan’s GDP and employment generation. An association with these two ever progressive states will get the ball rolling for an interesting and thought-provoking GNRC session.
Confederation of Indian Industry as Initiative Partner: CII works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of the country, partnering industry, government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes. Since the organization works closely with the government on policy issues, interfacing with thought leaders, it can help enhance efficiency and business opportunities for industry through a range of specialized services and strategic global linkages.
The Energy and Resources Institute as Knowledge Partner: TERI is a leading think tank dedicated to conducting research for sustainable development of India and the Global South. Its key focus lies in promoting Energy and mineral resources development and security, clean energy, water management, pollution management, sustainable agriculture, and climate resilience. TERI’s multi-dimensional solution-seeking approach will ensure that the participants can take away policy advices based on a sound scientific, economic and social research base.
World Business Council for Sustainable Development as Global Partner: WBCSD is a global, CEO-led organization of more than 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. Its presence would help companies deliberate upon collective measures to become more successful and sustainable by focusing on the maximum positive impact for shareholders, the environment and societies.
International Council on Mining and Metals as Global Partner: ICMM is an international organization dedicated to a safe, fair and sustainable mining industry. ICMM’s ability to engage in a continuous dialogue with a broad range of stakeholders, governments, international organizations, representatives of communities and academia is sure to create an apt platform for various industrial sectors to communicate diligently on crucial issues.
Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry as Industry Partner: FIPI is an apex society of entities in the Indian hydrocarbon sector and acts as an industry interface with government and regulatory authorities. Being the most effective and influential voice of the country’s oil & gas industry, FIPI’s association with GNRC will facilitate an high-end dialogue between leaders on developing a globally competitive industry in India.
Federation of Indian Mineral Industries as Industry Partner: FIMI is a non-profit corporate body that promotes the interests of mining, mineral processing, metal making and other mineral-based industries and attends to the problems faced by them in lease grants, renewals, tenures, production and taxation. It represents the entire non-fuel mining and mineral processing activities of the country. FIMI will accelerate an impactful interchange of ideas during the GNRC conclave.
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Updated Date: Apr 27, 2017 12:19:10 IST