Austrian World Summit

20. Juni 2017
Hofburg Wien, Michaelerkuppel, 1010 Wien

The AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT will bring together leading politicians, businesses, civil society & NGOs, start-ups, representatives of regions and cities as well as scientists and experts to develop and discuss solutions to important future issues. This forum will offer an international network platform to accelerate the realization of sustainable projects and to showcase successful factors of best practice projects in consideration of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


The AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT is a kick-off event for a long-term initiative on sharing best practice examples to implement the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the global climate protection goals of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The WHO reports that around 7 million people die as a result of air pollution exposure each year. This confirms that air pollution is now the world's single largest environmental health risk. Even more people suffer from the consequences of climate change, especially those in the least developed countries. Delaying action on these urgent problems will not only increase physical damage but also economic costs from climate change in the long run.

Cities, regions, companies, politicians, researchers and civil society throughout the world are finding innovative solutions to these pressing problems. Our goal will bring everyone together in order to increase partnerships and exchange both experiences and ideas. It is critical that we stay inspired and motivated in our efforts to implement the SDGs and that we find effect ways to learn from one another.