VIENNA, 21 March 2020 - In light of a global health crisis unlike any other in our lifetime, the co-organizers of the Vienna Energy Forum (VEF) – the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, the Austrian Development Agency, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis – have decided to postpone the Vienna Energy Forum to 2021. The new date will be announced soon.
This preventive measure has been taken to safeguard the health of all participants, partners and staff and support the global emergency response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The co-organizers of the Vienna Energy Forum join the international community in solidarity during this challenging time and offer deepest sympathy to the affected countries.
The VEF Team will remain active and continue the preparatory process to ensure that the next Vienna Energy Forum becomes a catalyzer of change in defining the legacy of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and an enabler of the energy transition.
As we move forward, the VEF Team will work closely with the co-organizers and partner organizations, and will post regular updates on the VEF website and social media accounts.
The Vienna Energy Forum is a biennial global, multi-stakeholder forum that explores developmental challenges within the realm of sustainable energy. The Forum introduces a platform for policymakers and decision-takers from all sectors of society to conceive practical solutions to sustainability issues.
Since its founding in 2008 as a joint initiative of the Government of Austria, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and UNIDO, the VEF has assembled thinkers and practitioners from all over the world to discuss practical solutions to sustainable development challenges and pave the way for tangible partnerships on the ground.
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