The Vienna Energy Forum (VEF) is a biennial, global and multi-stakeholder forum with a mandate of exploring 21st century developmental challenges from the perspective of sustainable energy and providing a platform for debate on practical solutions to these challenges.

The first three Forums, in 2009, 2011 and 2013, focused on different perspectives of this discussion and have been major contributors to the design of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) goals and to Vienna’s becoming a Global Energy Hub. Given that the complex issues connected to sustainable energy need to be addressed in a holistic manner, the VEF brings together all sectors of society and participants from all over the world, thereby paving the way for tangible partnerships on the ground.

Implementation of the SDGs and the Paris Agreement

The VEF 2017 served as a platform for discussion which will contribute to understanding what works best for the implementation phase of the SDGs as well as for the Paris Agreement.

Sustainable Energy for Inclusive Development

VEF 2015 provided a high-level platform for thought leaders, policy makers and energy practitioners to engage in a multi-stakeholder dialogue on pivotal sustainable energy issues connected to inclusive development, including partnerships, finance, policy, technology, capacity building and knowledge management.

Vienna Energy Forum 2013

One Year after Rio+20: The Energy Future We Want

28-30 May 2013, Vienna, Austria

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Vienna Energy Forum 2011

Energy for All - Time for Action

21-23 June 2011, Vienna, Austria

The Forum facilitated an international dialogue on providing universal energy access and on the multiple co-benefits of increasing energy efficiency.

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