Events / Événements

Upcoming events in the region

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UNECE Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents Working Group on Implementation (39th)

21 January - 23 January
 

The Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents helps Parties to prevent industrial accidents that can have transboundary effects and to prepare and respond to accidents.

Palais des Nations
Room

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

Global Report Launch: Southern Voice’s “State of the SDGs”
 
 

23 January
8:30-12:00

Addresses participation deficit of the Global South, and the knowledge asymmetry tied to the global SDG discourse, by providing evidence-based analysis and recommendations.

Think Tank Hub, Geneva
Room XII

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

Second informal meeting to discuss possible negotiation of a legally binding agreement on forests in Europe

27 January - 29 January
 

This first meeting made progress on the development of draft Terms of Reference of the UNECE Negotiating Group for a legally binding agreement on forests in Europe (FLBA-NG).

Palais des Nations
Room VIII

Presentation of the Human Development Report - Inequalities in human development in the 21st century

28 January
11:00-12:30

Reversing inequality requires interventions from early childhood to old age and new thinking - particularly in the face of sweeping technological change and the climate crisis.

Palais des Nations
Room

Behavioral Insights
for Climate Action

 
 
 

28 January
16:00-18:00

Featuring the launch of a new GSPI Policy Brief on Behavioral Insights for Climate Action, authored by Professor Tobias Brosch from the University of Geneva.
 

Palais des Nations
Room XIV

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

World Wetlands Day 2020: Wetlands and Biodiversity
 
 

2 February
 

This Day marks the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar, and aims at raising global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and our planet.

Worldwide
 

Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW)
 
 

3-7 February
 

Co-chaired by OCHA and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, provides a unique forum for humanitarian networks and partnerships to meet and address key humanitarian issues.

International Conference Centre (CICG) in Geneva

UNCTAD/TRACIT
Illicit Trade Forum

 
 

3-4 February
 

Looking at ways illicit trade hurts our economies, health and environment, and policy options we can use to combat it.
 
 

Palais des Nations
Room XXVI

HNPW - Open Briefing Session on the Environment and Humanitarian Action Network (EHAN)

3 February
12:00-12:30

EHAN members collaborate to avoid, minimize, or mitigate environmental impacts of humanitarian action & promote environmentally responsible humanitarian programming.

International Conference Centre in Geneva (CICG) / Room 16

HNPW - Climate Change, Flaring up new Conflicts?
 
 

3 February
16:00-16:30

Discussing climate change control in terms of prevention and mitigation; adaptation, mitigation and response and direct outcomes of climate change.
 

International Conference Centre in Geneva (CICG) / Room 16

Third Session – Team of Specialists on Sustainable Fisheries
 
 

4 February
 

UNECE Team of Specialists on Sustainable Fisheries, promotes, facilitates and supports the implementation of sustainable fisheries standards on a global scale.

Palais des Nations
Room VIII

HNPW Technical Meeting: Climate, humanitarian action and collective advocacy
 

4 February
9:00-17:30

Developing a common narrative to support IASC’s members’ efforts in their collective advocacy, co-chaired by IFRC and OCHA.
 
 

International Conference Centre in Geneva (CICG) / Room Montreux

HNPW - Fit for Purpose? Current Tools and Approaches to Mitigate Climate Risks in Humanitarian Settings

5 February
11:00-12:30

This session aims to identify new opportunities for using technology, data and digital innovation in humanitarian actions to mitigate increased environmental risks exacerbated by the climate crisis.

International Conference Centre in Geneva (CICG) / Room 18

HNPW - Nature-based Solutions for Enhanced Humanitarian Action
 
 

5 February
14:00-15:30

Nature-based solutions have the potential to assist in humanitarian action by increasing the resilience of communities, decreasing the risk of disasters and reducing the footprints of humanitarian action.

International Conference Centre in Geneva (CICG) / Room 18

HNPW - Extreme Weather Events and Climate Security Workshop
 
 

5 February
15:30-17:30

The workshop is looking for new forms of collaboration on how to prepare for extreme weather events.
 
 
 

International Conference Centre in Geneva (CICG) / Room 18

HNPW - Annual Environment and Humanitarian Action Network (EHAN) Meeting 2020

6 February
9:00-10:30

Will share news and updates regarding implementation of environmental and climate change policies in humanitarian organizations and decide on the network's work plan for 2020.

International Conference Centre in Geneva (CICG) / Room 5

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

HNPW - Strategic Advisory Group on Environmental Emergencies (SAGEE) Annual Meeting 2020

6 February
14:00-17:30

Will share news and updates regarding implementation of environmental and climate change policies in humanitarian organizations and decide on the network's work plan for 2020.

International Conference Centre in Geneva (CICG) / Room 19

HNPW - Is humanitarian system ready for crisis resulting from climate change & environmental degradation?

6 February
16:00-16:30

The session builds on research initially conducted for the State of the Humanitarian System report, and subsequently updated.
 
 

International Conference Centre in Geneva (CICG) / Room 7/8

HNPW - Tackling the challenge of humanitarian plastics & packaging waste
 

7 February
14:00-15:30

Engage stakeholders to consider the challenges surrounding plastics & excess packaging waste management associated with the procurement & delivery of humanitarian assistance.

International Conference Centre in Geneva (CICG) / Room 20

Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste Beyond 2020 - Why it matters to health, labour & environment

10 February
10:00-12:00

Organized by ILO, UNEP, WHO and SAICM Secretariat. An opportunity for exchange of views on the critical role and contribution of the various sectors in the sound management of chemicals and waste.

WHO (Av. Appia 20)
Room EB

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

HOW URBAN UNDERGROUND SPACE CAN CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS ACHIEVING THE GLOBAL GOALS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

14 February
 

The International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association headquartered in the International Environment House, Geneva is pleased to invite you to this workshop.

International
Environment House II

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

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

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
 

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

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

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
 

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

Past GEN Events /

The past GEN events

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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