14|06|22, Hofburg Vienna

Creating Hope – Inspiring Action

June 14th, 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the Rio de Janeiro “Earth Summit”: 154 countries agreed upon an international environmental treaty to combat "dangerous human interference with the climate system" and thus laid the foundation for modern climate diplomacy. However, emissions continue to rise and the issues of climate change and air pollution are more pressing than ever.

Facing a war in Europe has shattered long-held beliefs of an everlasting peaceful continent and now adds a new dimension to the topic of climate change. The climate crisis as well as war leaves us overwhelmed with fears and worries of what is to come.

However, we cannot let fear and the magnitude of the challenges prevent us from acting. Action is more important than ever and we will gather together at this year’s Austrian World Summit to send a strong message of hope to the world. Our future is peaceful, cooperative and sustainable. Together we will show that change is possible and that we can succeed in creating positive global action.


09:30 – 09:40
Matt Iseman, Master of Ceremony
Monika Langthaler, Host, Director Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative
09:40 – 09:50
Alexander Van der Bellen, Federal President, Republic of Austria
09:50 – 09:55
António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations
09:55 – 10:10
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Founder, AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT
10:10 – 10:50
10:50 – 11:40
11:40 – 12:30
12:30 – 14:00
14:00 – 14:10
14:00 – 15:00
15:00 – 15:30
15:30 – 16:15
16:15 – 16:30
Monika Langthaler, Director, Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative
Alexander Van der Bellen, Federal President, Republic of Austria
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Founder, Austrian World Summit



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