Our Mission: To Step up Climate Ambition
Climate protection is a challenge that concerns all of us. For the annual AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT (AWS) it is particularly important to include everyone and inspire as many people as possible to follow the climate protection movement.
Arnold Schwarzenegger selected the motto for the AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT for a good reason - "less talk, more action". In line with this, the main goals of the third Summit were to demonstrate what is already possible alongside advocating for concrete measures and commitment to climate protection. Therefore, in addition to the international conference in the Hofburg, we organized ten Breakout Sessions, as well as the first CLIMATE KIRTAG featuring live music and speeches from our climate action heroes.
“It’s time for all of our doubters and producers of pollution to join us and move forward together.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Initiator of the AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT
“We need to change the way we treat the climate crisis. We need to change the way we speak about the climate crisis. And we need to call it what it is: an emergency! This is the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced.”
Greta Thunberg, Climate Activist
“To combat the climate crisis, it is not so much hope we need, but it is action. Let´s make 2019 the year of ambition on climate action.”
Austrian Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen
“I thank Governor Schwarzenegger and the R20 coalition for placing focus on the importance of sub-national actors for successful climate action.”
UN Secretary-General, António Guterres
Story and advisory board of our AWS and the vision behind Arnold Schwarzengger Climate Initiative.
Please find here information about our annual AWS: program draft, preliminary list of speakers, partners, press information etc.
Showcasing successful best practice projects for climate protection and sustainable development in developing and emerging countries.