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Women in Geneva Working to Protect the Environment

Geneva is a global hub for environmental governance. Almost 100 programmes, office or organizations work in this region to protect the environment, including hundreds of women.

As part of the International Women's Day 2016 a call for nominations was launched in February 2016for Geneva-based inspirational women working to protect the environment. A total of 160 submissions were received, including women working for inter-governmental, non-governmental, governmental and business organizations, academic institutions and civil society. The committee selected 20 of these inspirational women to be part of an exhibition celebrating their achievements. The exhibition was launched on 8 March 2016, on the occasion of International Women’s Day. #GVAWomen4envt

The 20 selected women in 2016:

Ann-Kathrin ZOTZ (ITC), Berta PESTI (UNDP), Cristina BUETI (ITU), Dina IONESCO (IMO), Elena MANAENKOVA (WMO), Emily BRADLEY (UNITAR), Fiona MARSHALL (UNEEC / Aarhus Convention), Isabella MARRAS (PNUE/SUN), Isabelle BOUTILLON (WIPO), Laurence BOISSON DE CHAZOURNES (University of Geneva), Lisa MAZZONE (Member of Swiss Parlement), Maria MENDILUCE (WBCSD), Maria NEIRA (WHO), Monika LINN (UNEEC), Nathalie BERNASCONI-O. (IISD), Nawal AÏT-HOCINE (Transparence SA), Sarah PRICE (PEFC Int.), Sheila LOGAN (UNPE/Chemicals & Waste Branch), Silja HALLE (UNPE/Post-Conflict & Disasters Management Branch), Susan BROWN (WWF).