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Arnold Schwarzenegger in Vienna to prepare 2018 R20 Austria World Summit

Austrian Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen, Arnold Schwarzenegger
Credit: Peter Lechner/HBF

Arnold Schwarzenegger met Austrian Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen and Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on January 24, 2018 in Vienna to discuss the upcoming, second R20 Austrian World Summit, scheduled to take place on May 15, 2018 in Vienna’s Hofburg Palace.

The R20 Austrian World Summit is a long-term initiative to create a network platform that will help regions, states and cities implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals and meet the global climate protection targets outlined in the Paris Agreement. The first R20 Austrian World Summit was held at Vienna’s Hofburg Palace in 2017 with more than 700 participants from 50 nations.

“We are convinced that the R20 Austrian World Summit has the potential to become the central hub in Europe for the exchange of solutions and best-practice results,” Mr. Schwarzenegger said.  

The second summit will again take place under the patronage of Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen: “It is very important that by hosting the R20 Austrian World Summit, Vienna will again be the center recognized worldwide for concrete and groundbreaking climate protection projects. Thereby we can make an improtant contribution to climate protection and to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals as well as the Paris Agreement,” the President said.

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