The preparatory workshop, organized by Dirk Helbing and Stefan Thurner, will take place at the Complexity Science Hub Vienna.
The Olympic games are held every two years and attract hundreds of millions of viewers worldwide, just to see how people compete in different sports. Why not adopt this idea in other areas, such as countering climate change and fostering sustainability?
Cities and social communities can be important agents of global change. We are interested in the ways a participatory approach can contribute to reaching the United Nation’s Sustainability Goals, as laid out in the Agenda 2030, the Paris Climate Accords, and elsewhere.
We invite you to brainstorm with us on a new way to organize the Global City Climate Olympics, where cities and regions around the world would regularly compete for the best environmental-friendly, energy-efficient, resource-saving and crisis-proof solutions.
We meet on May 7 at the Complexity Science Hub in Vienna for a one-day workshop on the 1st Climate City Olympics. We will gather leading visionaries from universities, governments and civil society institutions. Take the chance and join us at the beginning of a new worldwide movement.
|09:00||Check-In & Welcome Coffee|
|09:30||Welcome by Stefan Thurner (CSH) & Dirk Helbing (ETHZ)|
|09:45||Intro to City Olympics by Dirk Helbing|
|10:30||Smart City Vienna (Brigitte Bach, AIT)|
|11:30||Keynote Block (e.g. C40 initiative, Hack4Climate, …)|
|12:00||Keynote Block continued|
|13:30||Potential Support by the UNFCCC (UNFCCC, TBC)|
|14:00||World Café (led by Stefan Klauser, ETHZ)|
|Organization of the 1st Climate City Olympics|
|Financing of the 1st Climate City Olympics|
|Outreach for the 1st Climate City Olympics|
|Content for the 1st Climate City Olympics|
|16:00||Plenary Session – Conclusions from the World Café Session|