Thank you for your interest in The Vienna Energy Forum. Please be advised that registration is now CLOSED.
Kindly note that if you have registered online, you can collect your pass in advance on Monday, 27 May 2013, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m at Hofburg, Josefplatz. On the Forum days (28 – 30 May), registration will open at 7.30 a.m. If you possess a VIC pass, please make sure your badge is visible to UN security when entering the Hofburg Palace. Please ensure that you bring your confirmation ticket in addition.
At the Rio+20 Summit the world leaders agreed on the outcome document “The Future We Want”, which created the global development agenda for the next twenty years. Organized one year after the Rio+20 Summit, the third Vienna Energy Forum (VEF 2013) will focus on the energy dimension captured in the Rio+20 outcome document. It will provide a high level forum for leaders, policy makers and energy practitioners to engage in an interactive dialogue on key specific sustainable energy issues, such as policies, markets, finance and technologies. At the same time the Forum will enable the participants to understand how sustainable energy fits into the broader picture of the post-2015 development framework.
The VEF2013 will draw on content and thought leadership of key partnerships, such as the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) and on the findings of the United Nations Development Group’s thematic consultations on energy, as well as on the intergovernmental process on the post-2015 development agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
The following fundamental questions will be addressed:
- Are we on the right track to implement the vision of Sustainable Energy for All by 2030?
- How do we move from commitments to kilowatt hours of clean and affordable energy in countries where it matters most?
- Do we have the policies and partnerships in place to guarantee a future powered by sustainable energy?
- What energy future do we want?
Join us on 28-30 May 2013 in Vienna, Austria, to engage in a highly dynamic and critical debate on one of the most relevant topics of our time.