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


22 October - 28 October 2018

 

International lead poisoning prevention week of action

From 21 to 27 October 2018, the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (ILPPW) will provide an opportunity for organizations and institutions around the world to focus attention on lead. ILPPW takes place every year. The theme of this year's ILPPW is the need for individuals, civil society organizations, industry and governments to work together to ban lead paint.

Lead poisoning is preventable, yet lead exposure accounted for 540 000 deaths and 13.9 million years lost to disability and death due to long-term effects on health, with the highest burden in developing regions (2016 data).
 

IUCN 70th Anniversary

IUCN is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2018 and, with growing momentum to meet ambitious global goals, the wind toward sustainable development is finally at our backs. But there is no time to lose. Species are going extinct at alarming rates. Climate change is threatening communities, economies and the ecosystems on which they depend.

Don't miss Monday evening the conversation marking the Swiss celebration of the 70th Anniversary of IUCN, which will examine the need for bold leadership to secure a healthy 2020-2030 decade. If we get biodiversity right, we can get 2030 right.
 

Greening with Jobs, the Geneva social good summit & more on the Agenda

Check the list below to see the other events taking place this week in Geneva as well as the job opportunities in the region.

 

Please note that the list of events and vacancies provided in our weekly newsletter is non-exhaustive. Stay tuned and follow us also on twitter, Facebook and other social network for additional updates.

Agenda /

The events taking place this week

International lead poisoning prevention week of action

21 October - 27 October
 

Paint containing lead additives poses risks to health from poisoning and environmental contamination.
 
 
 

Worldwide
 

Nature’s
contribution
to the 2030 Agenda
 

22 October
18:00-19:00

IUCN 70th Anniversary event examining the need for bold leadership to secure a healthy 2020-2030 decade.
If we get biodiversity right,
we can get 2030 right. 

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix

Espoo Convention
Bureau

 

22 October - 23 October
 

The 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 VIII

World Investment Forum 2018
 

22 October - 26 October
 

Organized under the overall theme Investing in Sustainable Development.
 
 
 

Palais des Nations
 

UN EMG Nexus Dialogue - Greening with Jobs: A Just Transition to Sustainability

23 October
 

Foster support by both public and private stakeholders for social justice in the fight for environmental sustainability.
 

ILO

Social Good Summit Geneva
 
 

23 October
 

Bringing together high-level decision makers to forge partnerships for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
 

Credit Suisse Forum Genève

Accelerate 2030
SDG Factory
 
 

24 October
 

“Unlikely allies for the SDGs” - Bringing together key players and innovators to explore how we can successfully scale entrepreneurial solutions for a sustainable future.

Impact Hub Geneva

15th Joint Task Force on Environmental Statistics and Indicators
 

25 October - 26 October
 

Assists the countries of Eastern and South - Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia with their environmental data.
 

Palais de Nations

 

Vacancies /

Job opportunities in the region

Green
Economy
Consultant

Deadline

International Trade Center
(ITC)

Director
Global Plastics Action Partnership

Deadline

World Economic
Forum

Media
and Communications
Officer

Deadline 22 October

International Institute for Sustainable Development

GEO
Work Programme Coordinator

Deadline 23 October

Group on Earth Observations Secretariat

Technical Officer
(Climate Change and Health) P4

Deadline 24 October

World Health
Organization

Assistant-e
de Projet

 

Deadline 30 October

Ville
de Genève

Environment Affairs
Intern

 

Deadline 1 November

Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat

Associate Project Officer
P2

 

Deadline 9 November

World Meteorological
Organization

Congress Logistics
Officer

 

Deadline 11 November

International Union for Nature Conservation

Forum Deputy
Manager

 

Deadline 11 November

International Union for Nature Conservation

Manager, New Energy Solutions
 

Deadline 12 November

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Chief, Communication and Public Affairs Office
P5

 

Deadline 13 November

World Meteorological
Organization