Environment:
What's Up in #GENeva this week?


10 February - 16 February 2020

 

Sound Management of Chemicals Beyond 2020

This year is a very important year for the future of sound management of chemicals, with the 5th session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM) – a multi-sectoral, multi-stakeholder forum - taking place in Bonn, from 5-9 October 2020.

The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) is a voluntary international policy framework which fosters the sound management of chemicals worldwide and, specifically, to support multi-sectoral, multi-stakeholder efforts toward the goal agreed to at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development that, by the year 2020, chemicals are produced and used in ways that minimize significant adverse impacts on the environment and human health. Implementation of SAICM is overseen by ICCM. #Beyond2020

Monday 10 February, an event co-organized by UNEP, ILO and WHO will highlight linkages and demonstrate the importance of engaging the health, environment and labour sectors for achieving the sound management of chemicals and waste Beyond 2020.

 

Ciné Environment House: Our Planet

The docuseries "Our Planet" narrated by Sir David Attenborough, showcasing the world's natural wonders, is being screened at the International Environment House on Thursdays, at lunch time. Joint us for the screening of the 3rd episode, "Jungles", this Thursday at 12:30, with our invited exert, Anita STUDLER, Conservationist and Founder of Nordesta. #OurPlanet

 

IUCN Council, Pulses, Children Rights, Urban Underground & More on this Week's Agenda

Check the list below to see the list of events targeting environmental-related topics this week. Please note that the list of events and vacancies provided in our weekly newsletter is non-exhaustive.

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Agenda /

The events taking place this week

98th Meeting
of the IUCN Council

 
 
 

8 February - 11 February
 

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 Pulses Day
2020

 
 
 

10 February
 

Under Resolution A/RES/73/251, UNGA designated 10 February as World Pulses Day to reaffirm the contribution of pulses for sustainable agriculture and achieving the 2030 Agenda.

Worldwide
 

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

HRC Intersessional event - Realizing the rights of the child through a healthy environment
 

12 February
13:15-15:00

Create a platform to exchange on priorities of the 2020 Human Rights Council annual full-day meeting on the rights of the child on "Realizing the rights of the child through a healthy environment".

Palais des Nations
Room XXII

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


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Vacancies /

Job opportunities in the region

Staff Attorney
(Climate & Energy Program)

Deadline

Center for International Environmental Law
 

Staff Attorney
(Environmental Health Program)

Deadline

Center for International Environmental Law
 

Environment Affairs
Intern
(Tehran Convention)

Deadline 11 February

UN Environment
Europe Office
 

Policy Analyst
(Global Subsidies Initiative)

Deadline 12 February

International Institute
for Sustainable Development
 

Garde cantonal-e de l'environnement
 

Deadline 14 février

Office cantonal de l'agriculture et de la nature
Etat de Genève

Assistant manager for the construction project at 100% (One Planet Living)

Deadline 14 February

World Council
of Churches
 

Un.e stagiaire à 40%
(annualisé)

 

Deadline 14 February

Biovision
 
 

CHARGE-E DE MISSION ECONOMIE LOCALE ET DURABLE à 80%

Deadline 15 février

Servide Agenda 21 -
Ville durable
Ville de Genève

Support to the coordination of the NBS follow-up work

Deadline 15 February

UN-REDD
Secretariat
 

NBS External Engagement Support to UN-REDD Programme Secretariat

Deadline 15 February

UN-REDD
Secretariat
 

Consultancy on Integrated Solutions to Protracted Displacement

Deadline 16 February

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
(UNRISD)

Senior Coordinator, Public Sector Partnerships

Deadline 16 February

World Wildlife Fund
(WWF International)
 

Programme
Officer
P3

Deadline 16 February

Basel, Rotterdam
and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat

Infographics & Graphic Design
Internhip

Deadline 19 February

UN Environment
TEEB - Ecosystem Services Economics Unit

Stagiaire en gestion de projet – éducation à l’environnement à 80 %

Deadline 20 February

J’aime ma Planète
(JMP)
 

Environment
Affairs
Intern

Deadline 20 February

UN Environment
Resources and Markets
Branch

Head of the Technical Support Unit for the Synthesis Report (SYR TSU)

Deadline 21 February

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Environment
Affairs
Intern

Deadline 21 February

UN Environment
Management Group
 

Environment
Affairs
Intern

Deadline 21 February

UN Environment
Resources and Markets
Branch

BIOPAMA
Project Officer

 

Deadline 23 February

International Union for Conservation of Nature
 

Communications
Associate

 

Deadline 23 February

International Union for Conservation of Nature
 

Sustainable Banking Expert & Principles for Responsible Banking

Deadline 23 February

UN Environment
Finance Initiative
 

IPCC
Legal Officer
P4

Deadline 24 February

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Environmental and Social Finance Expert for the Restoration Project

Deadline 24 February

UN Environment
Finance Initiative
 

Programme Management Officer
P4

Deadline 25 February

UN Environment
Land Use Finance Unit
 

Economic Affairs
Intern
(Aarhus Convention)

Deadline 25 February

UN Economic Commission
for Europe
 

Directeur-trice
Stratégie & Développement (à 60%)

Deadline 25 February

J’aime ma Planète
(JMP)
 

Associate Programme Management Officer
P2

Deadline 25 February

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) Internship

Deadline 3 March

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Expert, Alignment of Finance Portfolios with Int. Climate Goals

Deadline 9 March

UN Environment
Finance Initiative
 

Programme Management Officer
P3

Deadline 14 March

UN Environment
Chemicals & Health Branch
 

IISD Geneva Internship Program
 

Deadline 15 March

International Institute
for Sustainable Development
 

Stagiaire (100%)
pour les mois de juin, juillet et août

Deadline

Association pour la sauvegarde du Léman
(ASL)

Project Lead
Alliance
for Clean Air

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

Project Lead
Food
Systems Initiative

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

 
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