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


29 October - 4 November 2018

 

First-ever Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health

The first ever Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health is taking place from 30 October to 1 November 2018 at the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters. The conference responds to a World Health Assembly mandate to combat one of the world’s most significant causes of premature death, causing some 7 million deaths annually. Air pollution in most cities exceeds recommended WHO Air Quality levels and household air pollution is a leading killer in poor rural and urban homes. Up to 1/3 of deaths from stroke, lung cancer and heart disease are due to air pollution. Affordable strategies exist to reduce key pollution emissions from the transport, energy, agriculture, waste and housing sectors. Health-conscious strategies can reduce climate change and support Sustainable Development Goals.

The conference, organized by WHO in collaboration with the UN Environment Programme, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), and The World Bank, will raise awareness on this growing public health challenge and share information and tools on the health risks of air pollution and its interventions.

Registration for the Conference is now closed, but can follow live the conference from 30 October 2018. You can still registger for the Pre-conference Workshops taking place on Monday 29 October, attend the Healthy People – Healthy Planet - BreatheLife special Concert on 31 October, or visit the Pollution Pods exhibit on Place des Nations from 29 October to 2 November 2018.

Check the events listed in this newsletter to find out more on the events taking place on the margins of the conference.
 

World Cities Day, World Disasters Report Launch & 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

WHO Air Pollution
Pre-conference worshops
 

29 October
 

Arranged by
WHO technical teams
and collaborating partners.
 

World Health Organization & other locations

When Art
meets Science
Pollution Pods
by Michael Pinsky

29 October - 2 November
 

Experiencing
air pollution of
five global cities
in the world.

Place des Nations
 

Fostering engagement
of the agri-food sector
in resilience to climate change

29 October - 31 October
 

The agri-food sector and its global supply chains stand at the forefront of climate change.
 

ITC
 

Coordination Meeting on the Health, Environment and Climate Change Coalition

29 October
13:30-17:00

Pre-conference Coordination Meeting on the Health, Environment and Climate Change Coalition. “Participation by invitation only”.

World Health Organization & other locations

Special Rapporteur
Public Consultation
on Air Pollution and Human Rights

29 October
15.00-16:30

In view of the 1st WHO Global conference on Air Pollution and Health.
 

Palais des Nations
Room XXV

Innovating for the Future of Energy
 
 

29 October
18.30-20:00

WIPO and CIES present The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2018, and welcome you to a panel discussion on the future of energy innovation.

Maison de la paix
Auditorium Ivan Pictet

WHO’s First Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health
 

30 October - 1 November
 

Improving air quality,
combatting climate change
– saving lives.
 

WHO Headquarters
 

World
Cities
Day

31 October
 

Building Sustainable
and Resilient Cities.
 
 

Worldwide
 

UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment
Meeting with NGOs

31 October
9.00-10:00

First meeting of the Special Rapporteur with the
Geneva-based NGOs.
 

Palais Wilson
Room RS-181

BreatheLife Concert for a Healthy People – Healthy Planet
 

31 October
20:30 - 22:00

Free public concert featuring Grammy® Winner & United Nations Humanitarian Artist Ricky Kej.
 

Palais des Nations
Assembly Hall

LAUNCH OF THE
2018 WORLD DISASTERS REPORT
Leaving no one behind

1 November
10:00-12:00

Exploring how different people are left behind in humanitarian response, and why, going beyond the issue of financial resources.

International Conference Centre Geneva

Économiser l’Énergie dans une démarche globale
 

1 November
17:15

Cycle de conférences Energie-Environnement. Expérience de Benoît Molineaux sur la réalisation de la coopérative Équilibre.

Uni Carl-Vogt
Salle 1

Circular
Business Models
Workshop

 

1 November
18:00-20:30

Workshop to know more about different circular business model types, prototype your thoughts and exchange with other entrepreneurs and circular economy curious.
 

Impact Hub
Geneva

New dynamics
for climate
action

 

1 November
18:30-20:00

Talk with Professor Matthew Hoffmann proposition a way to reorient thinking on the global response to climate change, focusing specifically on decarbonization goals.

Maison de la paix
Auditorium Ivan Pictet

 

Vacancies /

Job opportunities in the region

Director
Global Plastics Action Partnership

Deadline

World Economic
Forum
 

Responsible Banking Consultant - Review Implementation Guidance

Deadline 29 October

UN Environment
  Finance Initiative
 

Assistant-e
de Projet

 

Deadline 30 October

Ville
de Genève
 

Environment Affairs
Intern

 

Deadline 1 November

Basel, Rotterdam
and Stockholm
Conventions Secretariat

Communications Internship
 

Deadline 8 November

UN Environment
  Finance Initiative
 

Administration
Intern
 

Deadline 8 November

UN Environment
Crisis Management Branch
 

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
 

Programme Management Officer P3
 

Deadline 21 November

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

Associate Programme Management Officer P2
 

Deadline 5 December

UN Environment
Chemicals & Health Branch
 

Associate Programme Management Officer P2
 

Deadline 6 December

UN Environment
Chemicals & Health Branch
 

Programme Management Officer P4
 

Deadline 9 December

UN Environment
Chemicals & Health Branch