17|09|20, Spanish Riding School Vienna

Be part of the Solution

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.


08:00 – 10:00
10:00 – 10:10
Melinda Crane, Master of Ceremony
Monika Langthaler, Director, The Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative
10:10 – 10:25
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Founder, AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT
10:25 – 11:00
11:00 – 11:30
Zuzana Čaputová, President of the Slovak Republic
Zoran Milanović, President of the Republic of Croatia
Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice President of the European Commission

Video message: Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain

One2One Talk: Arnold Schwarzenegger & James Cameron, Filmmaker

Video message: Jane Goodall, UN Messenger of Peace
11:30 – 11:35
Maria Neira , Director, Public Health Department, WHO
11:35 – 11:45
Herbert Waldner, CEO, For Forest
Video message: Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of Costa Rica
11:45 – 11:55
Leonore Gewessler, Austrian Federal Minister of Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology
Wilhelm Molterer, Managing Director, European Investment Bank

One2One Talk: Arnold Schwarzenegger & John Kerry, Former United States Secretary of State

Video message: Vanessa Nakate, Climate Activist, Uganda
11:55 – 12:05
Klemens Hallmann ,CEO, Hallmann Group
Johanna Mikl-Leitner, Governor of Lower Austria

Video message: Kevin Faulconer, Mayor, City of San Diego
12:05 – 12:15
Birgit Hebein, Vice-Mayor, City of Vienna
Video message: Eric Garcetti, Mayor, City of Los Angeles, Chair C40
12:15 – 12:20
Andreas Weißenbacher, CEO, BWT
Video message: Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan
12:20 – 13:00
Monika Langthaler, Director, Austrian World Summit
Alexander Van der Bellen, Federal President, Republic of Austria
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Founder, Austrian World Summit

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