The R20 AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT is a new annual network platform for green infrastructure projects from regions and cities to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the international climate goals outlined in the Paris Agreement.
The initial conference on June 20, 2017 in Vienna is the kick-off event for this initiative. It is held under the patronage of the Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen, supported by the Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern together with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his R20 climate action organization.
Alexander Van der Bellen
Federal President of Austria
"As Federal President I am pleased to meet international leaders once a year here in Austria to discuss und to push joint solutions on climate change."
Chair, R20 Regions of Climate Action
"The AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT will show that a clean economy is a growing, healthy economy by shining a light on the fantastic work already being done by cities, states and regions around the world to transition away from dirty fossil fuels and toward a green future."
Federal Chancellor of Austria
“This new initiative will undertake the analysis and presentation of thriving sustainable infrastructure projects from all around the world to create a hub in Austria for bottom up solutions."