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Austrian World Summit 2021: Healthy Planet, Healthy People

The Wilson Center's Global Europe Program is partnering with the upcoming Austrian World Summit under the chairmanship of former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Date & Time

Jul. 1, 2021
4:00am – 11:00am ET


The "Austrian World Summit" is the centerpiece of the Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative: Since its founding 2017, the "Austrian World Summit" has become one of the largest climate conferences in the world and serves as the leading international "Matchmaker for Green Solutions" by presenting successful policies, best practice projects, and examples of cooperation and innovative solutions.

Join us on July 1 for the Summit to discuss current climate issues such as the re-entry of the USA into the Paris Agreement or the European Green Deal. This year's motto for the conference is "Healthy Planet - Healthy People". 

Register for the Livestream here.

Speakers include:
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Founder, Austrian World Summit

  • Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC

  • Frans Timmermans, Vice-President of the European Commission

  • Angela Merkel, Chancellor, Germany (video)

  • Alexander Van der Bellen, Federal President, Republic of Austria

  • Sebastian Kurz, Federal Chancellor, Republic of Austria

  • Egils Levits, President of Latvia

  • Wavel Ramkalawan, President of the Republic of Seychelles

  • Carlos Quesada, President of Costa Rica (video)

  • Greta Thunberg, Activist, Friday for Future (video)

  • Jane Goodall, Wildlife Advocate and Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute (video)

  • Alok Sharma, President, COP26

  • Varshini Prakash, Executive Director, Sunrise Movement

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Global Europe Program

The Global Europe Program addresses vital issues affecting the European continent, U.S.-European relations, and Europe’s ties with the rest of the world. It does this through scholars-in-residence, seminars, policy study groups, media commentary, international conferences and publications. Activities cover a wide range of topics, from the role of NATO, the European Union and the OSCE to European energy security, trade disputes, challenges to democracy, and counter-terrorism. The program investigates European approaches to policy issues of importance to the United States, including globalization, digital transformation, climate, migration, global governance, and relations with Russia and Eurasia, China and the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.  Read more

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