Austrian World Summit 2018 – Langenburg Forum Workshop

Session 5 – “Interactions of Cities and their Surroundings” organized by the Langenburg Forum for Sustainability

The second annual Austrian World Summit was held on May 15th, 2018 in Vienna. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s NGO “R20 Regions of Climate Action” invited more than 700 high-level speakers to discuss and debate the meaning of leadership in the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

As part of this event the Langenburg Forum for Sustainability hosted a panel in the afternoon titled “Interactions of Cities and their Surroundings”. Following a keynote speech by the former Foreign Minister of Germany, Joschka Fischer, the panelists discussed how to ensure better collaboration between cities and their surroundings and how urban and rural linkages could prove vital to the future of stainable development.

Program Session 5 – “Interaction of Cities and their Surroundings”

Welcome – Joschka Fischer, former Foreign Minister of Germany and Managing Partner of Joschka Fischer & Company

Panel 1 – Food Supply and Agriculture

Moderator: Xenia zu Hohenlohe

Marcel Haraszti, Divisional Director Rewe International A.G.
Ilse Humprecht, Local Farmer ZiGu
Alexander Müller, Senior Fellow Institute for Advanced Sustainable Studies
Justin Mundy, The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit
Kurt Weinberger, CEO Östereichische Hagelversicherung

Panel 2 – Sustainable Housing Concepts

Moderator: Aniruddha Dasgupta, Global Director WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities at the World Resources Institute

Franz Mayr-Melnhof, Chair Mayr-Melnhof Holz Holding AG
Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Tommy Schlereth, CEO & Architect Soulmade Hotels

Die Konferenz wird feundlich unterstützt von: