The International Vienna Energy and Climate Forum (IVECF) will take place for the first time on 2 and 3 November 2023 at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna. It will bring together high-level representatives from governments, international organizations, business, and science including youth representatives and more than 1,000 international experts to discuss best practices and present solutions to tackle climate change and achieve a green energy transition. The event supports the development of new partnerships and impact-focused solutions to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, specifically goals 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), 9 (Industry, Innovation and Investment), and 13 (Climate Action).
The two-day event takes 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 will provide insightful impulses and practical solutions to best support the global summit. Guided by the motto “Progress by Innovation”, the Energy and Climate Forum will delve into key priorities, showcase solutions implemented by Governments, the private sector, academia and various stakeholders from around the world and highlight the action-oriented steps required to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. Discussions will focus on means to scale up solutions and address challenges, particularly in Africa.
The event is jointly organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs of Austria, the Austrian Development Agency, and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).