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The annual climate conference, the AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT in Vienna, is the centrepiece of the Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative.

A Platform for SOLUTIONS

In 2017 Arnold Schwarzenegger and Monika Langthaler decided to launch the AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT. It´s main goal is to offer a broad platform for concrete solutions and successful ideas that motivate and act as role models as well as connect people, businesses and climate leaders.

More and more ACTION

Over the years the AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT has grown to be one of the largest climate conferences in the world with millions of viewers from around the globe. Nearly 4500 guests from over 100 countries have been inspired by around 300 speakers from politics, business, science and civil society.


The Summit serves as the leading international “Matchmaker for Green Solutions” by presenting successful policies, best practice projects, and examples of cooperation and innovative solutions.

Be Useful

“Be Useful: Tools for A Healthy Planet” is this year’s motto of the international climate summit. On June 20th 2024 host Arnold Schwarzenegger will again be on stage together with Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen, who traditionally takes over the honorary patronage of the event.