17|09|20, Spanish Riding School Vienna

Be part of the Solution

No tickets available this year, please join us virtually for free!

On September 17, 2020 climate action heroes will once again gather in Vienna for the 4th annual AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT. Alarmed by numerous temperature records being broken worldwide and devastating fires throughout the Amazon rainforest, Australia and other regions it is obvious that climate action has to be accelerated. The climate movement has gained momentum in the past two years. Now our goal is to reach out and inspire as many people as possible to become part of the solution and write a new chapter in climate action history.

We need ambition and action from political and business decision makers but also an active roll-out of solutions for all of us. Time is running out. The AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT will show that real solutions to tackle climate change and pollution do exist. We will showcase innovative projects from different sectors and matchmake green solutions. Following the motto “less talk and more action,” the AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT has already become one of the central hubs for best practices that will help clean up the environment, reduce harmful pollution and deal with global climate change. The time to act is now.


10:00 – 10:15
Melinda Crane, Master of Ceremony
Monika Langthaler, Director, The Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative
10:15 – 10:30
Sebastian Kurz, Federal Chancellor, Republic of Austria
Alexander Van der Bellen, Federal President, Republic of Austria
10:30 – 10:45
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Founder, AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT
10:45 – 11:30
Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice President of the European Commission
11:30 – 11:40
Message from UK by Jane Goodall
Maria Neira , Director, Public Health Department, WHO
11:40 – 12:00
Interview with Vanessa Nakate, Founder, Rise Up Movement, Kampala
Herbert Waldner, CEO, For Forest
12:00 – 12:40
Leonore Gewessler, Austrian Federal Minister for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology
Wilhelm Molterer, Managing Director, European Investment Bank

Klemens Hallmann ,CEO, Hallmann Group

Birgit Hebein, Vice-Mayor, City of Vienna
Johanna Mikl-Leitner, Governor, Provincial Government of Lower Austria

Andreas Weißenbacher, CEO, BWT

Message from New York by António Guterres, UN Secretary-General
12:40 – 13:00
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Founder, AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT
Monika Langthaler, Director, The Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative

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