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14: Are you acting or reacting? Countering climate change through new partnerships

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Sustainability
english language

Achieving the Paris Agreement by 2050 calls for effective measures. How can such a transformation be triggered? Who are the game changers? How can we convince policymakers and the public? Using examples from urban mobility, climate change adaptation, and energy use, we discuss promising leverage points. How can new partnerships between business, science, politics, administration and civil society enable an emission-neutral and climate-resilient society worth living in?

Chief Executive, Swedish Climate Policy Council, Stockholm
Mayor, Lienz
Head, Strategic Environmental Management, voestalpine AG, Linz
Professor of Public Law and Economic Law, Institute of Public Law and Political Science, University of Graz
Owner, Heller Organizational & Management Consulting, Klosterneuburg

Array Ola ALTERA

Chief Executive, Swedish Climate Policy Council, Stockholm

Master of Engineering, Engineering Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg Student, Enironmental Economics, Uppsala University Student, Executive management program, Stockholm School of Economics Representative for Kenya, Eritrea, South Sudan, UNIDO - United Nations Industrial Development Organization Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Innovation Sweden, Stockholm
1985-1990
1996
2004-2005
2011-2013
2014-2016

DI Elisabeth BLANIK

Mayor, Lienz

Bezirksvorsitzende, SPÖ, Osttirol Bürgermeisterin, Stadt Lienz Abgeordnete, Tiroler Landtag, Innsbruck Vorsitzende, SPÖ Landespartei, Tirol
seit 2010
seit 2011
seit 2013
seit 2016

Ing. Johann PRAMMER

Head, Strategic Environmental Management, voestalpine AG, Linz

Höhere Technische Bundeslehranstalt, Linz VOESTALPINE Stahl Linz Gesellschaft m.b.H. Gewerberechtlicher Geschäftsführer, SCS-TECHNOLOGY Verfahrenstechnik GmbH, Linz
1977-1982
1984-1989
1989-2004

MMag. Dr. LLM Eva SCHULEV-STEINDL

Professor of Public Law and Economic Law, Institute of Public Law and Political Science, University of Graz

 After Studies at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), the University of Vienna and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) she habilitated 2003 at the University of Vienna and held after visiting professorships at WU and the University of Klagenfurt from 2008-14 a professorship for Law at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU).
 She publishes in the fields of Austrian and European Public Law, Economic Law, Environmental and Climate Change Law as well as Legal Theory and is co-editor of the journal "Law of the Environment" (RdU). Furthermore, she is a member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences´ Commission on Climate and Air Quality and co-directs (together with G. Kirchengast) the commissions´ work¬ing group on climate change law ("AG KlimaSchutzRecht").

Mag. MBA Holger HELLER

Owner, Heller Organizational & Management Consulting, Klosterneuburg

European Educational Co-operation Office / SOCRATES National Agency, deputy head Permanent Representation of Austria at the EU, Attaché for Education and Research, Bruxelles European Commission, national expert / project lead Erasmus, Bruxelles Federation of Austrian Industries, project manager and HR & education expert, Vienna CEO, Limak Austrian Business School, Linz
1995-1997
1997-1999
1999-2002
2002-2006
2006-2011

Political Symposium

show timetable

25.08.2018

11:30 - 14:30My Europe – My StoryPartner
15:00 - 16:30OpeningPlenary
17:00 - 18:30New perspectives on EU enlargementPlenary
19:30 - 21:30Drink receptionSocial

26.08.2018

06:30 - 07:30DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
06:30 - 07:30POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
07:00 - 10:00Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers – Mindfulness in educationPartner
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 01: Whoever has the money has the power? The future financing of the EUBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 02: EU-Russia relations: Attempting a cool-headed analysisBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 03: Citizens don’t bite: Experiences and learnings from successful participation projects in EuropeBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 04: European security and the Mediterranean: A simulationBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 05: A world without nukes? The impact of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear WeaponsBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 06: Women and youth empowerment: The Sustainable Development Goals in practiceBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 07: Democracies under pressure: Civil society and populismBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 08: Implementing the SDGs: The challenges countries face and the solutions they offerBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 09: European security in the age of hybrid threats: Rethinking military and civilian cooperation?Breakout
13:00 - 14:15Sovereignty in the EU: Who decides?Plenary
15:00 - 16:15Democracies under pressurePlenary
16:30 - 18:30Green Finance: Private capital against climate changePartner
16:30 - 18:30Lessons from the best: What we can learn from Europe’s most sustainable regionsPartner
16:45 - 18:15The subsidiarity principle under scrutinyPlenary
18:00 - 20:00European-Israeli DinnerSocial
18:15 - 19:00POLITICO Happy HourSocial

27.08.2018

06:30 - 07:30DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
06:30 - 07:30POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
07:00 - 10:00Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers – Mindfulness in politicsPartner
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 10: Living the Swiss militia principle: Ensuring resilience through involvementBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 11: Israel: Can democracy exist without peace?Breakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 12: Defending democracy in the digital age: From theory to practiceBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 13: The end of oil: Global systems in transitionBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 14: Are you acting or reacting? Countering climate change through new partnershipsBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 15: Culture and identity: What level of adaptation is required for successful integration?Breakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 16: Promoting sustainable developmentBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 17: Democracies under pressure: The media and populismBreakout
11:00 - 12:45From grey to green: Green infrastructure as a way out of the biodiversity crisisPartner
12:30 - 13:45Global power shifts: Implications for Europe and AsiaPlenary
14:15 - 15:45European Union – Russia: What to do?Plenary
16:15 - 17:15The future of the EU: Priorities of the Austrian EU Council PresidencyPlenary

28.08.2018

07:00 - 10:00Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers – Mindfulness in businessPartner
07:30 - 08:30The rule of law under scrutinyPlenary
09:00 - 10:30Reconciling (bio)diversity protection and efforts to mitigate climate changePlenary