Events / Événements

Upcoming events in the region

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ÉvÉnements À venir

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Voir aussi les événements passés organisés par le Réseau environnement de Genève et les nouvelles hebdomadaires (avec analyse et suggestions).

43rd session of the Human Rights Council
 

 
 

24 February - 20 March
 

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

Exhibition
“Amazing Planet”
(UNOG & Slovak Mission - Opening 25 February 12:30)

 

24 February - 6 March
 

Photographer and explorer Filip Kulisev, strives constantly to find and photograph the most wonderful and unique sites on our planet for the benefit of nature lovers throughout the world.

Palais des Nations
Salle des pas perdus

WEBINAR - E-waste Challenge MOOC: Climate impact, challenges & opportunities in e-waste recycling

24 February
10:00-11:00

This webinar will open a series of live lectures in the occasion of the re-launch of the E-waste Challenge Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).
 

Webinar
 

Interdependence - Cinema and art join forces to raise awareness on the environment and climate change

24 February
19:00

Eleven renowned filmmakers have joined forces to raise awareness on the most pressing environmental issues & the effects of climate change, recognised as some of the biggest challenges of our times.

International School of Geneva
Centre des arts

Aahrus Convention
Bureau Meeting
(46th meeting)

 
 

25 February - 26 February
 

UNECE Aarhus Convention and its Protocol on PRTRs empower people with the rights to access information, participate in decision-making in environmental matters and to seek justice.

Palais des Nations
Room S4

Espoo Convention
Bureau Meeting

 
 
 

25 February - 26 February
 

UNECE 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 IV

Dialogue with UN Secretary-General António Guterres
 
 

25 February
10:00-11:00

Tackling issues such as the climate crisis, inequalities, demographic changes, cybercriminality in order to achieve the SDGs requires cooperation across borders, sectors & generations.

Maison de la Paix
Auditorium Ivan Pictet

Leçon d'ouverture de printemps
CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE: À QUOI S'ATTENDRE

 

25 February
18:30

Valérie Masson-Delmotte,
co-présidente du groupe n°1 du GIEC, fera ressortir les chiffres clés du changement climatique sur la base de trois rapports spéciaux du GIEC.

Uni Dufour
Rue du Général Dufour 24

ITU-D Study Group 2 - Question 6: ICT and Climate change
 
 

26 February
 

As the UN specialized agency for ICTs, ITU helps Member States to take advantage of the opportunities of ICTs to address the challenges linked to climate change, & to address the issue of e-waste.

ITU Headquarters
 

Public event - Supporting environmental defenders: mobilizing the international community in Geneva

26 February
17:30-19:00

As a global hub of international diplomacy, how can the international community in Geneva be mobilized to help protect environmental defenders and civic spaces?

Palais Eynard
 

HRC43 Side Event - The Environmental Human Rights Defenders Crisis: Towards a Geneva Road Map

27 February
10:00-11:30

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 XXII

HRC43 Side Event -
Climate change
and Human Rights

 
 

27 February
12:00-13:00

Side event organized by International-Lawyers.Org.
 
 
 
 

Palais des Nations
Room XXV

Leveraging the Power-Wielder: De Jure Accountability of International Organizations

27 February
12:15-13:30

CIES Lunch Seminar Series of interdisciplinary research seminars on environmental, natural resources and development issues. With Simon Montfort, Research Assistant at CIES.

Maison de la Paix
P-847

HRC43 Side Event -
Protection de l’environnement

 
 

27 February
16:30-13:00

Side event organized by Guinée Humanitaire.
 
 
 
 

Palais des Nations
Room XXIII

Civil Society Organizations meeting with Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment

28 February
10:30-11:30

Discussing SR Council report, upcoming plans (including next report to the UN General Assembly on biodiversity) and any other issues.
 

Palais Motta
Room RI-14

HRC43 Side Event - SR Environment Good practices report
 
 

28 February
14:00-15:30

Discussing good practices of States in recognizing and implementing the right to live in a safe, clean, healthy & sustainable environment, recognized in law in >80% (156/193) of UN State Members.

Palais des Nations
Room XXV

Festival
du Film Vert

 
 
 

1 March - 15 April
 

Des films et documentaires de qualité, traitant des problématiques climatiques, environnementales et de développement durable au sens large, projetés dans 80 villes de Suisse romande et France voisine.

Geneva
& France

HRC43 Interactive Dialogue at the Council (presentation of SR Environment reports)
 

2 March
10:00-13:00

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

World Wildlife Day
2020

 
 
 

3 March
 

The theme this year, “Sustaining all life on earth”, encompasses all wild animal and plant species as a component of biodiversity as well as the livelihoods of people, especially those who live closest to the nature.

Worldwide
 

World Wildlife Day 2020 in Geneva: Sustaining all Life on Earth
 
 

3 March
9:30-12:00

The theme this year, “Sustaining all life on earth”, encompasses all wild animal and plant species as a component of biodiversity as well as the livelihoods of people, especially those who live closest to the nature.

Palais des Nations
Room XIV (Cinéma)

Special Rapporteur on human rights & the environment Consultation on report to UNGA on biodiversity

3 March
16:00-17:30

Consultation in preparation of the report on biodiversity of the Special Rapporteur to be submitted to UN General Assembly.
 
 

TBC
 

Ciné - Environment House
Screening of Our Planet (Deserts to Grasslands)

 
 

5 March
12:30-14:00

Our Planet is a Netflix original documentary series and collaboration between WWF, Netflix and Silverback Films, showcasing the world's natural wonders, iconic species and wildlife spectacles.

International Environment House I Room I

Sixty-sixth Compliance Committee to the Aahrus Convention
 
 

6 March - 13 March
 

UNECE Aarhus Convention and its Protocol on PRTRs empower people with the rights to access information, participate in decision-making in environmental matters and to seek justice.

Palais des Nations
Room XXIV

Climatizing the UN Security Council
 
 
 

9 March
12:30-14:00

Colloquium with Lucile Maertens, Lecturer in international relations at the University of Lausanne and associate fellow at CERI/Sciences Po in Paris.
 

Maison de la Paix
Room S7

Twenty-fifth meeting of the Green Climate Fund Board (B.25)
 
 

10 March - 12 March
 

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is the world’s largest dedicated fund helping developing countries reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and enhance their ability to respond to climate change.

Centre de Conférences Varembé (CCV)

Hackathon for Human Rights Responding to the climate emergency
 
 

10 March - 11 March
 

The FIFDH, Open Geneva, Climathon and Le Temps invite you for an evening and a day to reflect together on the formulation of innovative proposals to combat the dramatic effects of climate change.

Espace Pitoëf
 

Presentation by Noémie Laurens
 
 
 

12 March
12:15-13:30

CIES Lunch Seminar Series of interdisciplinary research seminars on environmental, natural resources and development issues. With Noémie Laurens, PhD Candidate, Laval University.

Maison de la Paix
P-847

Ciné - Environment House
Screening of Our Planet (The High Seas)

 
 

12 March
12:30-14:00

Our Planet is a Netflix original documentary series and collaboration between WWF, Netflix and Silverback Films, showcasing the world's natural wonders, iconic species and wildlife spectacles.

International Environment House I Room I

Espoo Convention
Implementation Committee
(47th session)

 

16 March - 19 March
 

UNECE 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 XXVII

Ouverture de Biovision en Romandie - L’agro-écologie s’invite à table: quelle alimentation pour demain?

17 March
18:30-21:30

A l’orée d’une année politique charnière pour l’agriculture suisse et alors que l’alimentation responsable est sur toutes les lèvres, Biovision a ouvert une antenne en Suisse romande.

Salle de conférence du Club Suisse de la Presse

Environmental governance and human-nature interactions: A network perspective
 

19 March
12:15-13:30

CIES Lunch Seminar Series of interdisciplinary research seminars on environmental, natural resources & development issues. With Örjan Bodin, Asso. Prof., Stockholm Resilience Centre.

Maison de la Paix
P-847

Ciné - Environment House
Screening of Our Planet (Fresh Water)

 
 

19 March
12:30-14:00

Our Planet is a Netflix original documentary series and collaboration between WWF, Netflix and Silverback Films, showcasing the world's natural wonders, iconic species and wildlife spectacles.

International Environment House I Room I

Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE region
 
 

19 March - 20 March
 

The Regional Forum on Sustainable Development follows up on and reviews the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the UNECE region.

Palais des Nations
Room

International Day of Forests
 
 
 

21 March
 

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012.
The theme for 2020 is Forests and Biodiversity.

Worldwide
 

World
Water
Day

 
 

22 March
 

World Water Day 2020, on 22 March, is about water and climate change – and how the two are inextricably linked. Using water more efficiently will reduce greenhouse gases.

Worldwide
 

Global
Methane Forum
2020

 
 

23 March - 27 March
 

A five-day-long conference titled Taking Action for Sustainable Energy and a Clean Environment.
 
 
 

Palais des Nations
Rooms XVIII, XXIV, IV, S4, Ariana 1

World
Meteorological
Day

 
 

23 March
 

Commemorates the coming into force on 23 March 1950 of the Convention establishing the World Meteorological Organization. World Water Day 2020, focuses on climate change and water.

Worldwide
 

2020 celebration of the International Day of Forests in Geneva
 
 

23 March
 

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012.
The theme for 2020 is Forests and Biodiversity.

Palais des Nations
 

UN EMG Nexus Dialogue - Enhancing Synergies between the post 2020 biodiversity and chemicals frameworks

23 March
 

Discussing the interlinkages between a certain environmental issues in the context of the wider SDG arena, to support the implementation of the environmental dimension of Agenda 2030.

International Environment
House II

Geneva
Health Forum

 
 
 

24 March - 26 March
 

The Geneva Health Forum, created in 2006, is one of the most important conferences of Global Health. Every two years it brings together Swiss and International participants from all sectors.

Institute of Global Health
9 chemin des Mines

42nd Session of the Joint ECE/FAO Working Party on Forest Statistics, Economics and Management

24 March - 25 March
 

ECE/FAO Forestry & Timber Section supports developing evidence-based policies for sustainable forest management & communicates on products & ecosystem services provided to society.

Palais des Nations
Room VIII

Ciné - Environment House
Screening of Our Planet (Forests)

 
 

26 March
12:30-14:00

Our Planet is a Netflix original documentary series and collaboration between WWF, Netflix and Silverback Films, showcasing the world's natural wonders, iconic species and wildlife spectacles.

International Environment House I Room I

Green Fiscal Multiplier and Employment Dynamics: Evidence from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

26 March
16:15-18:00

ECON seminar organised by the Centre for International Environmental Studies (CIES) at the Graduate Institute with Francesco Vona, researcher at the OFCE and adjunct professor at SciencesPo.

Maison de la Paix
P-847

Droit aux semences et politiques internationales
 
 

26 March
19:00

Discussion sur comment le droit aux semences est traité dans la Déclaration des Nations Unies sur les droits des paysans et la mise en oeuvre de cette Déclaration et son application par les États.

Palais Eynard
 

Earth Hour 2020 -
Be the voice for the planet!

 
 

28 March
20:30-21:30

Started by WWF & partners as a symbolic lights-out event in 2007, Earth Hour is now one of the world's largest grassroots movements for the environment, engaging millions of people in over 180 countries.

Worldwide
 

Second Meeting of the Expert Group on the Transboundary Water Allocation Handbook
 

30 March - 31 March
 

UNECE Water Convention aims to ensure the sustainable use of transboundary water resources by facilitating cooperation.
 
 

Palais des Nations
Room XXIII

Mobility, Migration and Climate Change
 
 
 

30 March
12:15-13:30

Global Migration Lecture Series with Etienne Piguet, Professor at the Institute of geography of the University of Neuchâtel, specialized in migration studies with a focus on the migration/climate change nexus.

Maison de la Paix
Auditorium A2

small intersessional working group on the strategic framework for the implementation of the Basel Convention

31 March - 3 April
 

The group will consider and revise a draft report on the final evaluation of the strategic framework prepared by the Secretariat based on information provided by Parties.
 

International
Environment House II

Emergent technologies to advance the protection of the environment
 

2 April
12:15-13:30

CIES Lunch Seminar Series of interdisciplinary research seminars on environmental, natural resources and development issues. With Jerome Duberry, Visiting Lecturer at the Graduate Institute.

Maison de la Paix
P-847

Ciné - Environment House
Screening of Our Planet (Our Planet: Our Business)

 
 

2 April
12:30-14:00

Our Planet is a Netflix original documentary series and collaboration between WWF, Netflix and Silverback Films, showcasing the world's natural wonders, iconic species and wildlife spectacles.

International Environment House I Room I

Past GEN Events /

The past GEN events

Ciné - Environment House
Screening of Our Planet (Coastal Seas)

 
 

20 February
12:30-14:00

Our Planet is a Netflix original documentary series and collaboration between WWF, Netflix and Silverback Films, showcasing the world's natural wonders, iconic species and wildlife spectacles.

International Environment House I Room I

Ciné - Environment House
Screening of Our Planet (Jungles)

 
 

13 February
12:30-14:00

Our Planet is a Netflix original documentary series and collaboration between WWF, Netflix and Silverback Films, showcasing the world's natural wonders, iconic species and wildlife spectacles.

International Environment House I Room I

Ciné - Environment House
Screening of Our Planet (Frozen Worlds)

 
 

6 February
12:30-14:00

Our Planet is a Netflix original documentary series and collaboration between WWF, Netflix and Silverback Films, showcasing the world's natural wonders, iconic species and wildlife spectacles.

International Environment House I Room I

Ciné - Environment House
Screening of Our Planet (One Planet)

 
 

30 January
12:30-14:00

Our Planet is a Netflix original documentary series and collaboration between WWF, Netflix and Silverback Films, showcasing the world's natural wonders, iconic species and wildlife spectacles.

International Environment House I Room I

Briefing on IUCN
World Congress 2020
in Marseille

 
 

23 January
15:00-18:00

Briefing on the preparations of the IUCN World Congress 2020 to be held in Marseille, co-organized by the Permanent Mission of France.
 
 

Palais des Nations
Room XII

Briefing
on Marine Litter
and Microplastics

 
 

21 January
13:00-14:30

Briefing on the outcomes of the third meeting of the ad hoc open-ended expert group on marine litter and microplastics that was held from 18-22 November 2019 in Bangkok.

International
Environment House II

Update on outcomes of the UN Climate Change Conference - Geneva DeBriefing of UNFCCC COP25

14 January
10:00-12:00

Briefing on the outcomes of the UN Climate Change Conference that took place in Madrid, from 2 to 13 December, with updates from various Geneva-based institutions.
 

International
Environment House II

The Role of Geneva in Placing Environment on the Highest Political Agenda
 

26 November
12:30-15:00

High-Level Discussion on environmental governance at the place where, almost 50 years ago, the 1st governing council of UNEP took place, setting up UNEP & the Sustainable Development Agenda.

International
Environment House II

Pechakuchanight: 20 years International Environment House & Geneva Environment Network

25 November
18:30-22:00

Celebrating 20 years promoting environmental cooperation and public outreach in #GENeva.
 
 
 

International
Environment House II

Launch of the
Plastic Waste Partnerhsip
under the Basel Conventions

12 November
17:00-19:30

Established to mobilise business, government, academic & civil society to improve & promote environmentally sound mana-gement of plastic waste at all levels & prevent & minimize its generation.

Palais Eynard
 

Update on preparations for the UN Climate Change Conference - Geneva Briefing ahead of UNFCCC COP25

12 November
9:30-11:30

Briefing on the preparations for the UN Climate Change Conference to take place in Madrid, from 2 to 13 December, with updates from UNEP, UN-REDD, ILO, CAFI and other Geneva-based institutions.

International
Environment House II

Geneva Dialogues: Human Rights, Climate Change, Land and Human Mobility under the Paris Agreement

5 November
16:30-18:00

Will reflect on the importance of addressing human rights in climate action, including through the implementation of the Paris Agreement, with a focus on land and human mobility.

Palais des Nations
Room XXI

The Sixth Global Environment Outlook: Pathways to a Healthy Planet for Healthy People

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

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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