This year´s date of the AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT marks the anniversary of a historic day: 30 years earlier, 154 states agreed upon an international environmental treaty to combat "dangerous human interference with the climate system" at the so called “Earth Summit” in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
Since 1992 sadly many speeches on the matter have been held, many promises have been made, but emissions continue to rise and the climate crisis and the issue of pollution are more pressing than ever.
Facing a war in Europe has shattered long-held beliefs 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.
At this year’s summit we will send a strong signal to the world, that there is hope for peace and a sustainable future, that we need more common action and that – together – we, the people, can succeed. We want to look back and learn from the past, but move forward enthusiastically. People need to know that change is possible – and how we are going to do it.
Find out more about the 2022 Austrian World Summit here.