26|05|20 HOFBURG VIENNA

PROGRAM DRAFT

Be the Solution

08:30 – 09:15 REGISTRATION
09:30 – 09:40 OPENING CEREMONY
09:40 – 09:50 WELCOME NOTE
09:50 – 10:20 KEYNOTES
10:20 – 10:50
Why 2020 is a defining year for a clean and healthy future.
“If we do not change course by 2020,” Guterres said last year, “we risk missing the point where we can avoid runaway climate change with disastrous consequences for people and all the natural systems that sustain us.” If we want to avoid the worst impacts of global warming, scientists say we have to cut global carbon emissions nearly in half by 2030. That´s why we want to know which countries are on the forefront in fulfilling their climate goals? What needs to happen to reach the 2030 and 2050 targets?

10:50 – 11:10 DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE GENERATIONS
11:10 – 11:50
The coolest solution to fight the climate crisis?
Forests fulfil numerous important functions, and do so particularly well if they have a diversity of trees and species. Forests also help stabilise the climate. They regulate ecosystems, protect biodiversity, play an integral part in the carbon cycle, support livelihoods, and can help drive sustainable growth. Halting the loss and degradation of natural systems and promoting their restoration have the potential to contribute substantially to climate change mitigation. Enormous progress is required by 2030 in parallel to a significant reduction of fossil fuel consumption.
11:50 – 12:25
As crucial just as threatening for humanity.
Oceans are a global force of nature that form the foundation of the blue planet on which we live. They cover 71% of our planet’s surface, with upward trend, because of sea level rise. Oceans are a global common that provide us with free goods and services, from the food we eat to the oxygen we breathe. Moreover, the oceans regulate the global climate and they are also the world’s largest store of carbon. How to protect those crucial ecosystems for future generations?
12:25 – 12:30 AWS 2020 PARTNERS ON STAGE
12:30 – 14:00 LUNCH BREAK & NETWORKING
14:00 – 16:30
Spotlight on: Subnational Forces
Spotlight on: Cities Fighting Pollution
Spotlight on: Clean Mobility Solutions
Spotlight on: Business/ Industry
16:30 – 16:45 CLOSING CEREMONY
17:00 – 18:30
music and exhibition starting already at 1pm

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