Regional Leaders Summit of Bavaria, Georgia, Upper Austria, Québec, São Paulo, Shandong and Western Cape
Politics, economy and society require long-term orientation, providing the direction in which the regions, states and the world are to develop. Sustainable Development represents the central theme for the route into the 21st Century. Preserving the life prospects of present and future generations forms the core of the model. Sustainable Development is all about shaping the future with visions, imagination and creativity, and in the process is also about trying out new approaches and exploring unknown paths. It involves a creative dialogue about how we want to live in the future, and how we want to respond to the challenges of the globalised world in the economy and in society.
The Regional Leaders' Summit is a forum of seven regions (states, federal states and provinces) from four continents and in which perspectives and strategies for a sustainable world are discussed under the main topic "Policy For Generations".
Group picture (from left to right): Lieutenant-Governor Casey Cagle (Georgia); Governor Dr. Josef Pühringer (Upper Austria), Minister President Horst Seehofer (Bavaria), Governor Geraldo Alckmin (São Paulo), Premier Jean Charest (Québec), Premier Helen Zille (Western Cape), Vice Governor Cai Limin (Shandong). (photo: Land OÖ/Strasser)