PechaKucha Night @ International Environment House

25 November 2019 | 18:30-22:30 | International Environment House II (7-9 ch. de Balexert)

 

About this Event

PechaKucha Night @ International Environment House was a fun and entertaining evening with environment-themed stories.

PechaKucha (Japanese for “chit chat”) is the world’s fastest-growing storytelling platform, used by millions around the globe. PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together to share ideas, works, thoughts, etc., in the PechaKucha 20x20 format. It is the ideal tool to share passions and drop some knowledge.

The event was organized in collaboration with PechaKucha Geneva, with the support of UNOG (PCP), CAGI (Centre d’Acceuil Geneve Internationale) and the Swiss Confederation/Federal Office for the Environment.

 

Guest Speakers

Inger Andersen, Executive Director, UN Environment Programme ➡️ Our Planet. Our Future. "47 years ago the Stockholm conference on the Human Environment called on us to act on the environmental consequences of our actions. In her presentation, Inger Andersen, Executive Director, UNEP takes us through the good, the bad and the world we want. Because we don’t have another 47 years. Because this is our planet, our future."

Dan Acher, Happycitylab ➡️ We Are Watching: Bringing the eyes of the world to the COP25 "As young and old rise up in powerful, coordinated movements across the world, this year has marked a turning point in citizens’ engagement with the climate crisis. Artivist Dan Acher’s large-scale installation brings together thousands of people from 190 countries on one giant flag, which will be raised at the #COP25 to look down on world leaders. The message couldn’t be clearer: from here on in, the eyes of the world are upon you."

Bertrand von Arx, Directeur, Département du Territoire, République et Canton de Geneve ➡️ La biodiversité c’est aussi ça à Genève "La BIODIVERSITE et l'Homme : une équipe qui gagne !"

Eric Achkar, Geneva astronomy Society president and Engineer ➡️ La nuit est belle/ light pollution

Simone Haysom, The Global Initiative ➡️ ‪'The Best Most-Depressing Zoo You've Never Been To': Combatting the Illegal Wildlife Trade‬

Robert Stitelmann, coordinateur de la Manivelle ➡️ Coopérative de partage d’objets "La Manivelle est une coopérative de partage d’outils et d’objets. Comme pour une bibliothèque, les personnes viennent emprunter plutôt que d’acheter, matériel de sport, de camping, d’événementiel, de cuisine... Objectif ? Faire de la place chez soi, réduire la surconsommation, libérer son potentiel créatif et créer des communautés plus solidaires. Ceci parait être une évidence pour répondre aux objectifs de développement durable mais il y a un an un groupe d’habitant decide de créer la première bibliothèque d’objet en Suisse à Genève"

Kookie Habtegaber, Development Economist ➡️ EAT LIVE LOVE – Making Sustainable living an option for everyone

Yves Lador, Earthjustice ➡️ From Chemin des Anémones to Cederdalsgatan "Can the work done at the International Environment Houses 1 & 2 lead us to Stockholm +50 in 2020 ?"

Josselin Stone & Victoire Debionne, Lycéens Unis pour demain ➡️ De spectateurs à acteurs sans être majeurs "Agir ou mourir ? L'histoire d'un groupe de lycéens qui ont décidé de devenir les défenseurs de leur planète."

The presentations have been recorded and will soon be available on the PechaKucha Website.

 

 

Video

The event was live on facebook (part 1, part 2).

 

Photos

Photos © James Geen Photography

 

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