Forum 2023

The International Vienna Energy and Climate Forum gathered senior decision-makers, international experts and other stakeholders on 2 and 3 November 2023 at the Hofburg Conference Centre in Vienna, Austria.

The two-day event took place at a critical moment for global climate action and sustainable development. Convening only a few weeks before the United Nations Climate Conference COP 28, the Forum provided insightful impulses and practical solutions to best support the global summit.

Guided by the motto “Progress by Innovation”, the Energy and Climate Forum delved into key priorities, showcased solutions implemented by Governments, the private sector, academia and various stakeholders from around the world and highlighted the action-oriented steps required to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. Discussions focused on means to scale up solutions and address challenges, particularly in Africa.

The Forum focused on the following thematic areas:

  • Solutions for energy systems transformation
  • Solutions for decarbonizing the built environment
  • Solutions for powering sustainable agriculture
  • Solutions for advancing green industrialization and sustainable energy value chains
  • Solutions for nature-based infrastructure

As part of the Forum Solutions Week, Youth Solution Days on 30 October – 1 November mobilized the unprecedented power of young women and men to use innovative technologies and drive the energy transition forward by building their skills and competences. Clean Technology Days highlighted cleantech innovation solutions and champion cleantech entrepreneurship.

View the full programme schedule and event overview.

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