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


8 April - 14 April 2019

 

8 March is Day of Cities at Palais des Nations

The Day of Cities, organized by UNECE, brings together Mayors, urban managers and other key municipal practitioners for an exchange of views and knowledge sharing of good practices and successful planning strategies. In two roundtables, Mayors and Deputy Mayors are discussing approaches on how to create smart sustainable cities, focusing on ways to improve the quality of life of people and on improving efficiency of urban operations, services and competitiveness.

 

E-Waste High on the agenda

E-waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams in developed as well as developing countries. This week the ILO is convening a Global Dialogue Forum on Decent Work in the Management of Electrical and Electronic Waste and within the WSIS Forum 2019, a High Level Dialogue - An end to electronic waste: Building an E-waste Coalition is taking take place.

 

Festival du film Vert

Le Festival du Film Vert qui a débuté début mars en Suisse romande et en France voisine, est à Genève du 31 mars au 14 avril.

 

Climate change, Birthday Party & More on the Agenda

Check the list below to see what is on the agenda this week and 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 networks, or visit regularly our website for additional updates.

 

Past Events

The a summary of the discussion "Our Plastic Future: Can the Oceans Survive?" organized within the framework of the Sustainability Week, and a video are available online.

Videos of past GEN events, as well as documents and links presented are available online.
 

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Agenda /

The events taking place this week

Festival du Film Vert
2019

 
 
 

31 March - 14 April
 

Plus de 20 projections de documentaires inédits dans différents lieux (Muséum d'histoire naturelle, MEG, Cinélux, Cinéma Bio, Empire, The Graduate Institute, Ferme biologique de la Touvière).

Genève - Carouge -
Meinier 

Day of Cities
 
 
 
 

8 April
 

The Day of Cities will bring together Mayors, urban managers and other key municipal practitioners for an exchange of views and knowledge sharing of good practices and successful planning strategies.

Palais des Nations
Room XVIII

Global Dialogue Forum on Decent Work in the Management of Electrical and Electronic Waste

9 April - 11 April
 

Discussing current and emerging issues related to the promotion of decent work in the management of e-waste, with the aim of adopting points of consensus, including recommendations for future action.

International Labour
Organization

Global Climate Change Wars and Fossil Energy - Current and Future Realities
 

9 April
13:30-14:30

Lecture by George Stosur providing a view on global climate change issues, the positions and arguments, with the likely political consequences for the petroleum industry.

Novotel
Rue de Zürich 19

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

WSIS Forum 2019 High Level Dialogue - An end to electronic waste: Building an E-waste Coalition

10 April
13:30-15:00

A platform for the exchange of views on the current e-waste management challenge and on considering concrete actions for building the E-waste Coalition.
 

International Conference Centre of Geneva (CICG) - Room 1

Zoï Environment Network
10th Anniversary

 
 
 

10 April
18:00-22:00

Different from a commercial consultancy firm, Zoï is a non-profit and driven by their belief that access to information is at the heart of democracy and vital for sustainable societies.

Ferme Golay
 

 

Vacancies /

Job opportunities in the region

ILO Environmental
Sustainability Consultant
 

Deadline

International
Labour
Organization

Innovation and Technology Officer
 

Deadline

Programme
for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)

Training, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
 

Deadline

Programme
for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)

Junior Officer - Administration
 

Deadline

Programme
for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)

Water and Environmental Resilience
Specialist

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

Director
of the Global
Battery Alliance

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

Chief, Hydrological Forecasting and Water Resources Division P5

Deadline 8 April

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Adjoint-e scientifique 3
Agent-e spécialisé-e
(Plan Climat)

Deadline 8 April

Service cantonal
du développement durable
Etat de Genève

Technical background paper for the GCA’s 2019 flagship report

Deadline 8 April

UN Environment
Finance Initiative
 

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
specialist

Deadline 8 April

UN Environment
Finance Initiative
 

ESRA
Online Course
in English

Deadline 8 April

UN Environment
Finance Initiative
 

Internship
(Office of the Secretary-General)

Deadline 8 April

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Media
and Communication
Officer

Deadline 9 April

International Union for Conservation of Nature
(IUCN)

Grant
Manager
 

Deadline 10 April

Fondation
Franklinia
 

Technical Support to WHO work on mercury
 

Deadline 14 April

World Health
Organization
 

Communications
Officer
P3

Deadline 15 April

Group on Earth Observations Secretariat
 

Consultant for Fiscal Study in Indonesia
 

Deadline 16 April

UN Environment
Resources & Markets Branch
 

Scientific Officer
(Paris Agreement)
P4

Deadline 18 April

Group on Earth Observations Secretariat
 

Green Economy (PAGE)
Consultant

 

Deadline 21 April

UN Environment
Resources & Markets Branch
 

Documents Control Officer (5 posts)
 

Deadline 23 April

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

Specialist
Climate Change
P3

Deadline 24 April

United Nations Institute for Training and Research
 

Environmental Affairs
Officer P4
(temporary)

Deadline 2 May

UN Economic Commission
for Europe
 

Assistant-e (A2)
(développement durable des régions de montagne)

Deadline 3 May

Institut des Sciences de l'environnement
UNIGE

Chief
Human Resources
Officer

Deadline 4 May

International Union for Conservation of Nature
(IUCN)