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13: The end of oil: Global systems in transition

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Sustainability
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By 2050, the world population is projected to reach 9 billion people. Climate change and resource scarcity will intensify. What can we do to counter the consequences of climate change and how can we cope with food shortages? How do we manage the transition to ecologically sustainable economic and industrial systems? Should we let existing systems collapse in order to build them up in a new and sustainable way?

Speakers

Member, Club of Rome; Professor, University of Florence
Freelancer and Director, Vienna
Austrian Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism, Vienna
Secretary General, PlasticsEurope Austria, Vienna
Managing Partner, brainbows informationsmanagement GmbH; Director, R20 AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT, Vienna Chair

Ugo BARDI

Member, Club of Rome; Professor, University of Florence

 Ugo Bardi is a lecturer in physical chemistry at the University of Florence, in Italy. He is engaged in research on sustainability and energy. He is member of the Club of Rome and he is active in the dissemination of scientific results on the blog "Cassandra's Legacy". He is the author of numerous papers on sustainability and of the recent books "Extracted- how the quest for mineral wealth is plundering the planet" (Chelsea Green, 2014) and "The Seneca Effect, Why Growth is Slow, but Collapse is Rapid" (Springer 2017).

Elisabeth KÖSTINGER

Austrian Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism, Vienna

 Studied journalism, communication and applied cultural studies, University of Klagenfurt
1999-2003 Assistant, Carinthia District Health Insurance Fund
2002-2006 Federal Head, Austrian Rural Youth Organisation
2003-2005 Delegate to the European Council of Young Farmers
2007-2012 Federal Chair, Austrian Young Farmers' Association
since 2009 Vice-Chair, Austrian Farmers' Federation
2014-2017 President, Eco Social Forum Europe
since 2015 Vice-Chair, Political Academy, ÖVP - Austrian People's Party
2015-2017 Federal Vice-Chair, Austrian People's Party
since 2017 Austrian Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism, Vienna

DI Heinz G. SCHRATT

Secretary General, PlasticsEurope Austria, Vienna

1980 Graduation, University of Technology, Industrial Electronics and Theory of Control, Vienna
1980-1990 Guard Control Systems, Hewlett Packard GmbH, Vienna&Boston
since 1991 Independent communications expert, Technology and Public Affairs, Vienna
since 2008 Secretary General, PlasticsEurope Austria, Vienna

Ing. MSc Monika LANGTHALER-ROSENBERG

Managing Partner, brainbows informationsmanagement GmbH; Director, R20 AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT, Vienna

 Born in Wilhelmsburg, Austria in 1965. College for Technical Chemistry in Vienna.
 Monika Langthaler-Rosenberg is scientific staff member at the "Österreichisches Ökologie-Institut" (Austrian Institute of Ecology). Between 1990 and 1999 she was member of the Austrian National Council and spokeswomen for the Green Party for environmental, energy and telecommunication issues. From 1998 to 1999 member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Monika Langthaler-Rosenberg finished her master studies Environmental Management (MSc) at the University of London. Numerous publications in the area of waste management, chemical policy, guidelines for strategic environmental assessments, environmental economics and citizen participation. She is founder and managing partner at the consultancy firm "brainbows the information company" specialized in sustainability and energy & climate, based in Vienna. Since 2010 she is member of the advisory board "Friends of Education Africa in Austria". Since 2014 she is director of the association "R20 Austria & EU" and member of the supervisory board of Allianz Elementar Insurance Group and Allianz Elementar Life Insurance Group.

Political Symposium

show timetable

25.08.2018

13:30 - 16:30My Europe - My StoryPartner
17:00 - 18:30OpeningPlenary
19:00 - 20:30New perspectives on EU enlargementPlenary
21:30 - 23:30Drink receptionSocial

26.08.2018

08:30 - 09:30DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
08:30 - 09:30POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers - Mindfulness in educationPartner
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 01: Whoever has the money has the power? The future financing of the EUBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 02: EU-Russia relations: Attempting a cool-headed analysisBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 03: Citizens don’t bite: Experiences and learnings from successful participation projects in EuropeBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 04: European security and the Mediterranean: A simulationBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 05: A world without nukes? The impact of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear WeaponsBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 06: Women and youth empowerment: The Sustainable Development Goals in practiceBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 07: Democracies under pressure: Civil society and populismBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 08: Implementing the SDGs: The challenges countries face and the solutions they offerBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 09: European security in the age of hybrid threats: Rethinking military and civilian cooperation?Breakout
15:00 - 16:15Sovereignty in the EU: Who decides?Plenary
17:00 - 18:15Democracies under pressurePlenary
18:30 - 20:30Green Finance: Private capital against climate changePartner
18:45 - 20:15The subsidiarity principle under scrutinyPlenary
20:00 - 22:00European-Israeli DinnerSocial

27.08.2018

08:30 - 09:30DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
08:30 - 09:30POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers - Mindfulness in politicsPartner
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 10: Living the Swiss militia principle: Ensuring resilience through involvementBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 11: Israel: Can democracy exist without peace?Breakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 12: Defending democracy in the digital age: From theory to practiceBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 13: The end of oil: Global systems in transitionBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 14: Are you acting or reacting? Countering climate change through new partnershipsBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 15: Culture and identity: What level of adaptation is required for successful integration?Breakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 16: Promoting sustainable developmentBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 17: Democracies under pressure: The media and populismBreakout
14:30 - 15:45Global power shifts: Implications for Europe and AsiaPlenary
16:15 - 17:45European Union - Russia: What to do?Plenary
18:15 - 19:15The future of the EU: Priorities of the Austrian EU Council PresidencyPlenary

28.08.2018

09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers - Mindfulness in businessPartner
09:30 - 10:30The rule of law under scrutinyPlenary
11:00 - 12:30Reconciling (bio)diversity protection and efforts to mitigate climate changePlenary