THE SCHWARZENEGGER CLIMATE INITIATIVE
- building awareness of the climate crisis and the urgent need for action every day and once a year at our AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT (AWS). The AWS, entering its fourth year, has become one of the largest environmental gatherings in the world and provides a platform for highlighting concrete solutions and measures from global decision-makers committed to preserving a healthy planet and decarbonizing the economy by 2050.
- presenting workable solutions from all over the world and connecting these ideas to available technical and financial resources.
- supporting best in class climate protection projects from all over the world.
- serving as a "matchmaker" - we connect players from business, finance, NGOs and local & national governments committed to collaborating on sustainable projects.
Please find here information about our annual AWS: program draft, preliminary list of speakers, partners, etc.
The Climate Kirtag, our outdoor environmental ralley, focuses on getting as many people as possible enthusiastic about active climate protection.
Showcasing successful best practice projects for climate protection and sustainable development from all around the globe
May 25, 2020
Climate crisis and Covid-19: addressing both crises at once
The coronavirus (COVID-19) is disruptive for the global economy and devastating for many people and their livelihoods, but we cannot take our attention away from the climate crisis. Rather we must recognize and analyze the parallels and connections of these two global crises. A green recovery must be the answers of these two crises.
This has been supported by institutional investors, global financial institutions, and officials in finance ministries and central banks. The challenge now is to create millions of jobs in the short term, enable innovation and economic diversification, and cut both carbon and air pollution and improving public health. Tackling the climate crisis and the health crisis at once!
Monika Langthaler about useful lessons from the pandemic for fighting the climate crisis (only German)
Europe is preparing the world’s greenest recovery package: The Green Deal
Business Ambition for 1,5°: Science Based Targets initiative
March 23, 2020
AWS and CLIMATE KIRTAG postponed
Due to the current situation concerning the worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT and the CLIMATE KIRTAG are postponed to September 17, 2020. Everyone's health comes first and has the highest priority.
The motto remains "Be the Solution". With this in mind, an exciting, somewhat shortened conference program with practical solutions and great live acts on the Open-Air-Festival stage awaits our guests in September in Vienna (exact location yet to be fixed). In terms of content, there will be a new focus in addition to the topics already planned: How can we continue to be ambitious in international climate policy despite or even because of challenges like the corona virus? What do we learn from current crisis management strategies? How can we prevent millions of deaths caused by climate change and environmental pollution worldwide by taking swift action?
January 23, 2020
Charity Auction: 900.000€ for climate protection
"Don´t listen to the naysayers! People said to me last year that another event in Kitzbühel won´t work – that there are already too many parties and we didn’t need another fundraiser. And today, we are completely sold out and we are raising a fortune for a great cause. But I always say there is no such thing as a self-made man. We could not have done this without our fantastic team and all of you who bought tickets. Thank you all for making this evening a success," Arnold Schwarzenegger welcomed his 150 guests at the first Charity Dinner for Climate Action in Kitzbühel. At the auction, works of art, props from Schwarzenegger’s movies, jewellery and exclusive activities were auctioned off by famous auctioneer Simon de Pury. Particular highlights like a training session with Arnold himself, a signed leather jacket from the movie Terminator 2 and a self-portrait by Sylvester Stallone were especially sought-after auction items and bidders all wanted to be a part of the climate action. The 900.000 Euros will go to the "Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative", which organizes the international climate conference AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT in Vienna every year and supports climate projects worldwide.