Events / Événements

Upcoming events in the region

Find here information on environment-related events taking place in the region. Recommend your event using our online form.

See also past events organized by the Geneva Environment Network.

ÉvÉnements À venir

Retrouvez ici les événements en lien avec l'environnment qui auront lieu dans la région. Recommandez votre événement en utilisant notre formulaire en ligne.

Voir aussi les événements passés organisés par le Réseau environnement de Genève.

18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES
 
 

17 August - 28 August
 

The 183 Parties to CITES will adopt decisions and resolutions ( 56 proposals) to expand and further strengthen the global wildlife trade regime at CITES’ triennial World Wildlife Conference. 

Palexpo
Centre de Congrès

72nd meeting
of the CITES
Standing Committee
 
 

28 August
 

The 71st and 72nd meetings of the CITES Standing Committee will be held at the same venue of CITES CoP18.
 
 

Palexpo
Centre de Congrès

Second meeting of the Drafting Group on the Guide to Reporting under the Water Convention and on SDG indicator 6.5.2

3 September - 4 September
 

The guide to reporting under the Convention and on SDG indicator 6.5.2 will provide guidance on how to organize the reporting process, together with clarifications on how to fill in the template.

Palais des Nations
Room XXVII

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

UN Trade Forum:
SDGs and
Climate Change
 
 

9 September - 13 September
 

Organized by UNCTAD in partnership with UNFCCC, FAO, UN Environment, UNECE, ITC, the Commonwealth, the ACP Group, SECO, UK-DFID, FFEM, IOI, and the UEBT.

Palais des Nations
Room XXVI & IX

5th Joint Session of the EMEP Steering Body & the Working Group on Effects
(CLTAP)

9 September - 13 September
 

To improve air quality, UNECE member States have been working successfully to reduce air pollution through the Convention on Long-range Trans-boundary Air Pollution and its 8 protocols.

Palais des Nations
Room

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
 

World
Cotton
Day
2019

 

7 October
 

A high-level plenary session will take place. Development partners will meet to discuss and consolidate support for a new project on cotton by-products and for other development initiatives.

WTO Headquarters
 

World
Migratory Bird
Day
2019

 

12 October
 

This year the theme is “Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!”, putting the spotlight on the impact of plastic pollution on migratory birds and their habitats.
 

Worldwide
 

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)

High Mountain
Summit

 
 
 

29 October - 31 October
 

Foster high-level dialogue & engage decision-makers to develop a roadmap to science-based, user-driven knowledge & information systems supporting sustainable development in mountain regions.

WMO
Headquarters

http://genevapeaceweek.ch/

Geneva
Peace
Week

 
 

4 November - 8 November
 

Fnding peaceful solutions for the growing risks of violent conflict, building on the lessons from history and the needs for future peacebuilding practice.
 

Various places
around Geneva

Forêt2019 - joint Session of ECE Committee on Forests, Forest Industry & FAO European Forestry Commission

4 November - 7 November
 

The 5th European Forest Week focus is 'Forests & the Circular Economy' covering the role forests play in a circular bioeconomy, the importance of resource efficiency & low carbon footprint.

Palais des Nations
Room XII

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

6 November
 

There can be no durable peace if the natural resources that sustain livelihoods and ecosystems are destroyed.
 
 

Worldwide
 

World
toilet
day

 
 

19 November
 

World Toilet Day 2018 is about toilets and nature.
 
 
 
 

Worldwide
 

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

Launch
of the IPCC
Climate Change and Land Report

 

8 August
11:30-12:30

An IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems.

WMO
Room A

Briefing on the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES
 

10 July
10:00-12:00

The 71st meeting of the CITES Standing Committee, the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties and the 72nd meeting of the CITES Standing Committee will be held in Geneva.

International
Environment House II

Chemicals
and Waste
Briefing

 
 

4 July
10:00-12:00

Updates on the recent and upcoming chemicals and health negotiations.
 
 
 

International Environment
House II

Exclusive Avant-Première Screening of Sea of Shadows
 
 

14 June
17:30

SEA OF SHADOWS follows a team of scientists, conservationists, journalists and agents as well as the Mexican Navy as they put their lives on the line to save the last remaining vaquitas.

Palais des Nations
Room XIV

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

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

5 June
18:30-21:00

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
 

Open House at Air Pollution Monitoring Station
Rue Necker

 

4 June
10:00-12:00

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.

Air monitorinig station
Rue Necker (school)

World Environment Day High-Level Dialogue
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

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

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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