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.

Exposition:
Sur les traces en plastique de Magellan

 
 

27 August - 28 September
 

Installation proposée par la Fondation Pacifique et Oceaneye, racontant une petite partie de cette histoire cauchemardesque qui ne fait que commencer, la colonisation du monde par le plastique...

Théâtre
de l'Orangerie

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

Semaine du Goût genevoise
2019

 
 

12 September - 22 September
 

S’inscrit dans une démarche de développement durable, cherchant à sensibiliser les consommateurs et les consommatrices à la qualité des aliments et au respect de la saisonnalité.

Genève
 

European
Mobility
Week
2019

 

16 September - 22 September
 

Puts the spotlight on safe walking and cycling and the benefits it can have for our health, our environment, and our bank balance! These are emission-free and help to keep our hearts and bodies healthy.

Europe
 

World
Clean-Up
Day
2019

 

21 September
 

A civic movements uniting 157 countries across the world for a cleaner planet. Volunteers & partners come together to clean up litter & mismanaged waste from our beaches, rivers, forests, & streets.

Worldwide
 

The Meal
2019

 
 
 

21 September
11:00 - 16:00

Repas de solidarité avec les paysans d'ici et d'ailleurs - Promotion de l'Agenda 2030 - Soutien à la grande marche JAI JAGAT 2020.
 
 

Plaine de Plainpalais
 

Festival
Nature et Terroir
2019

 
 

22 September
 

Au programme: des animations, des contes, un spectacle de marionnettes, des produits du terroir, etc.
 
 

Centre Nature du Vallon de l'Allondon (Dardagny)

World
Car Free
Day
2019

 

22 September
 

Cities across the globe celebrate World Car-Free Day, encouraging motorists to give up their cars for a day. Benefits nclude reduced air pollution & promotion of walking & cycling in a safer environment.

Worldwide
 

UN Staff gathering on Climate Summit | Rassemblement du personnel De l'ONU Pour le Sommet climat

23 September
12:00

Brief statements reaffirming our support as international civil servants for the Secretary-General’s efforts to accelerate climate action, leading by example. Participants will be invited to contribute views.

Palais des Nations
Hall XIV

International Day
for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
2019

 

26 September
 

Achieving global nuclear disarmament is one of the oldest goals of the United Nations. In 1978, the first Special Session of the UNGA devoted to disarmament recognized nuclear disarmament as a priority.

Worldwide
 

Library Events
Storytelling
@ the Library
with Paul Rose

 

26 September
12:30-14:00

This year, Library Talks focus on climate change and SDG 13 - climate action, and the issues the world will face with environmental changes. Paul Rose will share his life story of engagement for the planet.

Palais des Nations
Library Events Room

La nuit est belle!
Extinction
de l'éclairage public des communes
du Grand Genève

26 September
From 16:00

En modifiant le cycle jour/nuit, la pollution lumineuse causée par l’éclairage artificiel excessif impacte les rythmes biologiques de la faune et de la flore, avec des conséquences sur la santé humaine.

Grand
Genève

Ciné ONU
The Babushkas
of Chernobyl

 
 

26 September
19:00

Three unlikely heroines chose to return in the most toxic place on Earth: the radioactive Dead Zone surrounding Chernobyl’s Reactor No. 4. Followed by discussion on challenges of using nuclear energy.

Cinema Cinérama Empire
Rue de Carouge 72-74

EXPLORE
Rencontre:
Nicolas Hulot

 
 

26 September
20:00-21:00

Conférence d'une figure emblé-matique des questions climatiques. Comment combler le décalage entre nos connaissances scientifiques qui s’accumulent, ce qu’elles annoncent, et notre inaction relative?

Usine Parker
Carouge

10 ans
de l’Institut
des Sciences de l’Environnement (ISE)

 

27 September
 

Pour ce jubilé, une journée de découverte des travaux de recherche, programmes de formation et rôle à l’interface entre science, politique et société dans le domaine de l’environnement.

University of Geneva
Carl Vogt 66

Manif
pour l'urgence
climatique
 
 

27 September
 

Mobilisation d'ampleur nationale et auto-organisée dans les établissements et lieux de travail dès le matin. L'après-midi RDV à 14h à la place des 22 Cantons & marche jusqu'à la pleine de Plainpalais.

Genève
 

The Sixth
Global Environment
Outlook
(2019)
 

3 October
10:00-12:00

This flagship report shows how governments can put the world on the path to a truly sustainable future. It emphasizes that urgent and inclusive action is needed by decision makers at all levels.

International Environment
House II

Aventure 21
Incarnez des détectives dans l'Affaire Tout

 
 

5 October - 6 October
 

Vivez une enquête et découvrez plusieurs lieux à Genève qui s’engagent contre les changements climatiques. Plongez dans une enquête, vivez une aventure.
 

Ville de
Genève

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
 

International
lead poisoning
prevention week
of action
2019

20 October - 26 October
 

Lead poisoning is preventable, yet in 2017 lead exposure accounted for 1.06 million deaths & 24.4 million years lost to disability and death due to long-term effects on health, particularly in developing regions.

Worldwide
 

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

International Environmental Governance and Rule of Law: Discussion to connect the dots

11 September
14:30-16:50

Discussing the status and prospects for “international environmental governance” and its contributions to sustainable development, as well as the global status of environmental rule of law.

International Environment
House II

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

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 

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