Executive Vice-President Timmermans in Vienna for the Austrian World Summit and climate discussions and visits


Next Monday and Tuesday, Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans will be in Vienna to take part in the Austrian World Summit, organised by the Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative, and to meet with federal and local government representatives on climate action and nature protection.

On the first day, the Executive Vice-President will hold bilateral meetings with the Austrian Federal President, Alexander Van der Bellen; the Mayor of Vienna, Michael Ludwig; the President of the Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ), Pamela Rendi-Wagner; and the Executive City Councillor of Finance, Business, Labour, International Affairs and Vienna Public Utilities, Peter Hanke.

Together with Mr Hanke, he will visit the U2xU5 project, which is the largest metro project in the EU and the largest climate protection project in the Austrian capital. In the afternoon, he be at the Universität für Bodenkultur for a citizens dialogue on the European Green Deal with students of Natural Resources and Life Sciences.

On Tuesday, Mr Timmermans will participate in the Austrian World Summit, which this year takes place on 14 June to mark the 30th anniversary of the Rio de Janeiro “Earth Summit”. The Executive Vice-President will discuss climate action in the past, present and future in a session on crises, conflicts, and climate change. During the summit, he will meet with former Governor of California and organiser of the event, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and hold a press point for local press at the end of the summit. A visit to Brauwärme – an innovative waste heat project – together with Leonore Gewessler, Minister of Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, will conclude his country visit.