May 28-29, 2019
Climate protection is a challenge which concerns all of us! For the R20 AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT it is particularly important to include everyone and to inspire as many people as possible for the climate protection movement. Arnold Schwarzenegger has said quite rightly: There is no Republican air or Democratic air. We all breathe the same air, and we must keep fighting for a cleaner future!"
As part of a network of climate initiatives, the annual R20 AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT (#R20AWS) is another milestone “From action to transaction” on the way to accelerating climate action on regional and local level.
We sharing our experiences and do our utmost to support each other on our common main goal: to commit political and business leaders, representatives from regions and cities, and the general public to do more to improve our planet and usher in a new era of carbon neutrality and prosperity. Our work will culminate in a call to action to nations to step up their ambition under the Paris Agreement by publishing new commitments before 2020 and cut emissions on a science-based trajectory that limits warming to well below a global average increase of 2 degrees celsius.
The third R20 AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT on May 28th-29th, 2019 will cover the following topics:
- Collaboration & Partnership for Climate Leadership
- Scaling Up Sustainable Projects
- Showcasing Best Practice Examples
- New Approaches for Raising Awareness and Communication
- Trends in Climate Financing
- „Magic Bullet“ Carbon Pricing?
- The Power of Cities & Regions
- Connecting the dots: Climate Change - Human Health - Security
- Role Models Sharing Climate Action Success Stories
NEW: Climate Kirtag
For the very first time the #ClimateKirtag will take place next to the conference venue at Heldenplatz. This public event welcomes every one interested in climate action and features music acts and many stars, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, climate activist Greta Thunberg, ski-champion Aksel Lund Svindal and well-known Austrian musicians amongst others. Music and exhibitions start already at 3pm. The entrance is free of charge!!
About the Initiative
Over the last decade, regions, states and cities around the world have shown that their contribution and leadership is crucial to accelerate the transition to a sustainable low-carbon future.
The R20 AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT is a long-term initiative to create a network platform that will help regions, states and cities implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals and meet the global climate protection targets outlined in the Paris Agreement. Our goal is to bring everyone together in order to increase partnerships and exchange experiences and ideas. It is critical that we stay inspired and motivated in our efforts to implement the SDGs and to find effective ways to learn from one another. In 2017 the first R20 AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT was held at the Hofburg in Vienna which was a great success with more than 700 participants from 50 nations. Only one year later we reached many more people from all over the world through our growing network and various communication channels. Our goal is to develop the summit to be the number one meeting place for climate action in Europe for showcasing solutions.