Schwarzenegger's Climate Conference in Vienna: "Austrian World Summit" Calls for Concrete Measures

More+Events ♦ Published: June 20, 2024; 22:07 ♦ (Vindobona)

The "Austrian World Summit" (AWS) took place in Vienna for the eighth time. Host Arnold Schwarzenegger and several prominent guests emphasized the urgency of concrete climate protection measures. Around 700 international visitors, including high-ranking politicians and experts, gathered in the Vienna Hofburg to discuss the future of a clean energy supply and the fight against climate change.

Alexander Van der Bellen and Arnold Schwarzenegger at the opening of the "Austria World Summit 2024". / Picture: © / Carina Karlovits/HBF

In his opening speech, Schwarzenegger criticized the often paralyzing bureaucracy that stands in the way of progress. He illustrated this with examples from Germany, the EU, the UK, and the USA, where lengthy approval procedures are delaying the transition to clean energy. "Do the math!" he urged again and again, calling for visions for a clean energy future to be backed up by concrete…