Events / Événements

Upcoming events in the region

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See also past events organized by the Geneva Environment Network.

ÉvÉnements À venir

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ITU Study Group 5: Environment, climate change and circular economy
 

13 May - 22 May
 

The Group works on the ICT related environmental aspects of electromagnetic phenomena, ewaste and climate change, human exposure to electromagnetic fields, and energy efficiency.

ITU Headquarters
 

Seventy-second World Health Assembly
 
 
 

20 May - 28 May
 

The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board.

World Health Organization
 

World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations - Working Party on Pollution and Energy

21 May - 24 May
 

The World Forum, hosted at UNECE, incorporates into its regulatory framework the technological innovations of vehicles to make them safer and more environmentally sound.

Palais des Nations
Room

Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution - Working Group on Strategies and Review, 57th session

21 May - 24 May
 

The Working Group on Strategies and Review is the principal negotiating body for the Convention. It assists the Executive Body in policy-oriented matters.
 

Palais des Nations
Room V

International Day for Biological Diversity
2019

 
 

22 May
 

This year’s Day for Biological Diversity focuses on biodiversity as the foundation for our food and health and as a key catalyst to transforming food systems and improving human well-being.

Worldwide
 

WMO Secretary-General briefing session for representatives of Permanent Missions
 

23 May
14:30-15:30

WMO Secretary-General briefing session for representatives of Permanent Missions at the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva.

WMO Headquarters
Room D

Inauguration de l'Exposition Symboles & Sentiments
 
 

23 May
18:00

S'inscrit dans la continuité de « Plantes et Spiritualités ». Elle abordera les rapports fascinants et cachés qu'entretient l'homme avec les symboles et les sentiments liés au monde végétal.

Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques
Serre tempérée

Quelle place pour les femmes dans le domaine de l'environnement?
 
 

23 May
18:00

L'association des Professionnelles En Environnement ffu-pee fête ses 30 ans, et a décidé de se concentrer sur son thème central - les femmes dans l'environnement - lors de son débat-conférence annuel.

HEG-Genève
Campus Battelle

Fête
de la nature
 
 
 

24 May - 29 May
 

Née en France en 2007 à l'initiative du magazine Terre Sauvage et de l'UICN. En 2011, La Salamandre exporte le concept en Suisse. Fin 2013, l'Association de la Fête de la Nature a repris la main.

Suisse
 

Manif
pour l'urgence
climatique
 
 

24 May
 

Mobilisation d'ampleur nationale et auto-organisée. Partie des élèves de secondaire, des gymnases et des quelques universités, appelle maintenant l'intégralité de la population suisse à se mobiliser.

Genève
 

Past, Present
and Future of
Environmental Rights

 
 

24 May
10:15-11:45

Lynda Collins, Professor at the University of Ottawa (Common Law section) will deliver a guest lecture on the past, present and future of environmental rights.
 

Graduate Institute
Auditorium Jacques Freymond

Accelerating the shift to greener economies through sustainable procurement
 

27 May
14:00-15:30

Public procurement wields enormous purchasing power, accounting for 12% of GDP in OECD countries, 30% in developing. Leveraging it can help drive markets in direction of sustainability.

International Environment House I
Room 2

Screening of The Overview Effect & A Beautiful Planet on the occasion of the Space Security Conference

28 May
19:30

In these two short films, narrators explain how seeing the Earth from space has transformed their perception of our planet, deepen our responsibility for the environment’s fate.

Graduate Institute
Auditorium Jacques Freymond

European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW)
 
 
 

29 May - 5 June
 

European-wide initiative, supported by the European Sustainable Development Network, aiming at stimulating and making visible activities, projects and events that promote sustainable development.

Europe & Geneva
 

ecotrail
Genève

 
 
 

1 June
 

The concept of the EcoTrail® was born from the desire to create real eco-responsible nature race courses accessible to all in major emblematic cities and their suburbs.
 

Geneva
 

World
Bicycle Day
2019
 
 

3 June
 

Aknowledging uniqueness, longevity and versatility of the bicycle, a simple, affordable, clean and environmentally sustainable means of transportation, fostering environment and health.

Worldwide
 

Minamata Convention on Mercury Implementation and compliance committee
 

3 June - 4 June
 

Under its article 15, the convention establishes an Implementation and Compliance Committee to promote the implementation of, and review compliance with, all the provisions of the Convention.

Geneva
 

Eighteenth
World Meteorological Congress

 
 

3 June - 14 June
 

The Eighteenth World Meteorological Congress (Cg-18) will be held from 3 to 14 June 2019 at the International Conference Centre of Geneva, Saturday 15 June 2019 is reserved for any outstanding items.

International Conference Centre of Geneva (CICG)

World Environment Day High-Level Roundtable
Beat Air Pollution: the urgent need for a multi-level response

3 June
12:00-13:30

Air pollution is everywhere. With every breath, you are probably sucking in tiny particles that attack your lungs, heart and brain. World Environment Day is issuing a call to action to combat this global crisis.

International
Environment House II

ILO Green Week
Greening
with Jobs

 
 

3 June - 7 June
 

Celebrating the centenary of the ILO, the Green Week features exhibitions, dialogues with practitioners, innovators, and partners and presentation of ILO initiatives in the field of environmental sustainability.

International
Labour Organization

World
Environment Day
2019
 
 

5 June
 

Millions of people have taken part over the years, helping drive change in our consumption habits, as well as in national and international environmental policy.
 

Worldwide
 

International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing
2019

5 June
 

In December 2017 the UN General Assembly in its annual resolution on sustainable fisheries proclaimed 5 June as the "International Day for the Fight Against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing".

Worldwide
 

Film Screening & Debate
Anote's Ark
World Environment Day 2019
 

5 June
18:00

Set against the backdrop of international climate negotiations and the fight to recognise climate displacement as an urgent human rights issue, the film presents cautionary tales for the entire world.

Graduate Institute
 

World Environment
Day
Quiz 2019

 
 

6 June
19:00-22:00

7th edition
as part of the World Environment Day celebrations in Geneva.
 
 
 

Pickwick's Pub
Rue de Lausanne 80

World
Oceans Day
2019
 
 

8 June
 

Get together with your family, friends, community around our blue planet to celebrate and honor the ocean, which connects us all. Working together, we can and will protect our shared ocean.

Worldwide
 

En route vers le presque Zéro Déchet
 
 
 

13 June
 

Conférence-spectacle de et par Marie-Claude Gignac, Les tribulations de la comédienne québécoise pour atteindre ce graal écolo
 

Paladium
Rue du Stand 3bis

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
2019

 

17 June
 

The purpose of the Day is to promote public awareness of land degradation and to draw attention to the implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

Worldwide
 

57th meeting of the Standing Committee of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
 

24 June - 28 June
 

The Standing Committee of the Ramsar Convention oversees Convention affairs and the activities of the Secretariat. It represents the Conference of the Contracting Parties between its yearly meetings.

Gland
 

41st session of the Human Rights Council
 

 
 

24 June - 12 July
 

The Human Rights Council holds three regular sessions a year, for a total of at least ten weeks. They take place in March (four weeks), June (three weeks) and September (three weeks).

Palais des Nations
Room XX

Festival
Alternatiba Léman
2019

 
 

9 September - 14 September
 

Mouvement citoyen pour l'urgence climatique.
 
 
 
 

Parc des Bations & Genève
 

42nd session of the Human Rights Council
 

 
 

9 September - 27 September
 

The Human Rights Council holds three regular sessions a year, for a total of at least ten weeks. They take place in March (four weeks), June (three weeks) and September (three weeks).

Palais des Nations
Room XX

Implementation Committee of the Espoo Convention
(44th session)

 

10 September - 13 September
 

The Espoo (EIA) Convention sets out the obligations of Parties to assess the environmental impact of certain activities at an early stage of planning.
 

Palais des Nations
Room

Chemicals
and Waste
Briefing

 
 

10 September
10:00-12:00

Ahead of the third meeting of the conferences of the Parties to the Minamata convention on Mercury.
 
 
 

International Environment
House II

15th Annual General Meeting of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals

7 October - 11 October
 

Best practices in environmental and social impact assessments and permitting for large-scale mining, and strategic environmental assessments for artisanal & small- scale mining among topics covered.

Geneva
 

96th Meeting
of the IUCN Council

 
 
 

17 October - 20 October
 

The IUCN Council is the principal governing body of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, in between sessions of the World Conservation Congress.

Gland
 

World Resources Forum 2019
 
 
 

22 October - 24 October
 

Anchoring Sustainable and Efficient Resource Management.
 
 
 
 

International Conference
Centre in Geneva (CICG)

Third meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury
 

25 November - 29 November
 

At its 2nd meeting, the COP called for intersessional work to be carried out, and invited submissions from Parties and interested stakeholders on a number of issues to be considered further at COP3.

International Conference
Centre in Geneva
(CICG)

Implementation Committee of the Espoo Convention
(44th session)

 

10 December - 13 December
 

The Espoo (EIA) Convention sets out the obligations of Parties to assess the environmental impact of certain activities at an early stage of planning.
 

Palais des Nations
Room

Past GEN Events /

The past GEN events

IEH GUEST Lecture: The truth about plastics recycling and international trade by Martin Bourque

8 May
14:00-15:30

The perspective is from a US non-profit recycler who first pioneered curbside recycling in 1973 and continues to provide this service under contract with the City of Berkeley, Ca.

International Environment House I
Room 3

Sand and Sustainability: Finding new solutions for environmental governance of global sand resources

7 May
13:15-15:00

Environmental and social impacts of sand extraction and consumption is a new issue for the international community. This report summarises the problem analysis, case studies and main messages.

International Environment
House II

Global Resources Outlook 2019
2019: Natural Resources for the Future We Want
Geneva Launch

2 Mai
12:30-14:00

Prepared by the International Resource Panel, examines trends in natural resources and their corresponding consumption patterns since the 1970s to support policymakers.

International Environment House I
Room 3

Rethinking Climate Change, Security and Migration: From Vicious to Virtuous Cycles
 

30 April
10:00-12:00

Lecture from Prof John Barnett (University of Melbourne) followed by a discussion with environmental and climage migration and security experts.
 

International Environment
House

33 Years after the Chernobyl Disaster & 8 Years after the Fukushima Diaster
 

26 April
15:30-17:00

Three decades after the disaster there remains persistent serious long-term consequences and that the affected communities and territories are experiencing continuing related needs.

International Enviornment House I
Room 3

Chemicals
and Waste
Briefing

 
 

16 April
10:00-12:00

Ahead of the meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions.
 
 

International Environment
House II

IEH Lunch Guests: Preserving the environment in La Encrucijada Biosphere Reserve in Mexico

10 April
12:30-13:45

Discussion with Clara Rowe, head for the Mexico and Central America from Earthworm Foundation, and the CEO, Bastien Sachet.
 
 

International Environment
House I

30th Anniversary of the Basel Convention
 
 
 

22 March
16:00

The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal was adopted on 22 March 1989.
 

Palais des Nations
 

Sustainable Infrastructure: valuing the cost of risks and the costs of emerging risks
 

19 March
10:00-13:00

Early lessons from the Sustainable Asset Valuation - SAVi, an assessment methodology that helps governments and investors steer capital towards sustainable infrastructure.

International
Environment House II

Geneva Celebration of World Wildlife Day 2019
 
 
 

1 March
9:30-12:30

Celebration which will hightlight the contributions of the international community in Geneva to ensure sustainable use of marine species.
 
 

Palais des Nations
Cinema Room (XIV)

Chemicals
and Waste
Briefing

 
 

26 Feburuary
10:00-12:00

Ahead of the 3rd meeting of the the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management OEWG scheduled to take place on 2-4 April 2019 in Montevideo, Uruguay, and regional preparatory meetings.

International Environment
House II

High Level Dialogue on Combating Marine Litter and Microplastics
 
 

14 February
14:30-16:00

Global Governance Options to be considered at the 4th Session of the UN Environment Assembly – how can a stronger global framework support regional and national efforts in combatting marine litter?

Palais des Nations
Room XXIV

Briefing
on the fourth Session
of the UN Environment Assembly

 

4 February
14:00-16:30

The UN Environment Assembly, the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment, is scheduled to take place 11-15 March 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya.
 

International Environment
House II

Geneva Celebration of the World Wetlands Day-
Wetlands: Natural Solution for Reducing Carbon Emissions

31 January
10:00 - 12:00

Highlight the important role of wetlands conservation as a solution for climate action, their significant relevance to global ambition to reduce carbon emissions under the Paris Agreement and Agenda 2030.

World Meteorological Organization
Room B

De-Briefing on the Katowice Climate Change Conference
 
 

23 January
10:30-12:30

Delivering on the Paris Agreement Promises: Toward the Adoption of Clear Guidelines. COP 24 dealt with crucial issues affecting the practical implementation of the Paris Agreement.

International Environment
House II 

2018

Plastic
in the Mountains
(International
Mountain Day)
 

11 December

This will provide a platform to discuss how the international and local communities are addressing the problem of plastic pollution, with a particular focus on mountain areas.

International Environment House
Room 3

Investing in forests:
the man who stopped the desert and the forest maker

 

27 November

Discussion with
Yacouba Sawadogo and
Tony Rinaudo,
Right Livelihood
Award Laureates 2018.
 

International Environment House I
Room 3

Human Rights
& Climate Change
Briefing on
UNFCCC COP24

 

26 November

Delivering on the Paris Agreement Promises: Toward the Adoption of Clear Guidelines. COP 24 will deal with crucial issues affecting the practical implementation of the Paris Agreement.

International Environment House I
Room 3

An evidenced-based approach to resilient, sustainable infrastructure: tools and experiences

15 November

A lecture talk by Steven Crosskey (UNOPS) & Scott Thacker (UNOPS).
 
 
 
 

International Environment
House II

Chemicals
and Waste
Briefing
 
 
 

5 November

Ahead of Second Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
 
 
 

International
Environment House II

Briefing on CITES 70th meeting of the Standing Committee
 
 

21 September

On issues that will be addressed by the 183 Parties to CITES at the 70th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee (SC70).
 
 

International Environment
House II

Infrastructure Innovations as Solutions to Environmental Challenges
 

5 September

A lecture talk by Professor Spiro Pollalis Director of the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure, Harvard University.
 
 

International Environment
House I

Policy Paper
Launch:
Digital Dangers

 
 

19 July

The Global Initiative’s new project on cyber wildlife crime “Digital Dangers”* aims to address the rising use of digital platforms to advertise, purchase and create new markets for illegal wildlife products.

International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG)

IPCC
30th Anniversary
Swiss
Celebration

 

29 June

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN body for assessing the science related to climate change, is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018.
 

World Meteorological
Organization

Chemicals
and Waste
Briefing

 
 

12 June

Ahead of the meetings of the main subsidiary bodies under the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions.
 
 

International Environment
House II

World Environment
Day
Quiz 2018

 
 

7 June

6th edition
as part of the World Environment Day celebrations in Geneva.
 
 
 

Pickwick's Pub
Rue de Lausanne 80

High-level discussion on the Global Pact for the Environment
 
 

9 March

The adoption of a Global Pact for the environment will require open and inclusive dialogue with all States and interested stakeholders. As the highest authority on environment in UN system, UNEP will have an important role to play.

International Environment
House II

Celebrating 25 years of CBD and its aim to tackle the increasing global biodiversity crisis
 

2 March

High-level discussion on the occasion of World Wildlife Day.
 
 
 
 
 

International Environment
House II

Chemicals
  and Waste
Briefing

 
 

26 February

Ahead of Second meeting of the Intersessional Process for considering SAICM and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020.
 
 

International
Environment House II

 

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