We depend on health and productive ecosystems to meet our basic needs, but biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation are expected to continue, or event accelerate. Nature conservation and protection efforts and sustainable management of ecosystems are essential for humans to thrive.

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Organizations

biovision

Non-Governmental and Business Organizations

Biovision Foundation

Biovision Foundation

Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Convention on Wetlands

Ramsar Convention

Earthjustice

Non-Governmental and Business Organizations

Earthjustice

Earthjustice

Intergovernmental Organizations

Geneva Environment Network

GEN

Geneva Water Hub

Thematic Platforms

Geneva Water Hub

Geneva Water Hub

Global Footprint Network

Non-Governmental and Business Organizations

Global Footprint Network

Global Footprint Network

Non-Governmental and Business Organizations

MAVA Foundation

MAVA

Non-Governmental and Business Organizations

Nature4Climate

Nature4Climate

Non-Governmental and Business Organizations

Oak Foundation

Oak Foundation

Non-Governmental and Business Organizations

Oceana

Oceana

Non-Governmental and Business Organizations

Shamba Centre for Food & Climate

Shamba Centre for Food & Climate

South Center

Intergovernmental Organizations

South Centre

South Centre

Non-Governmental and Business Organizations

Unearthodox

Unearthodox

UNEP

Intergovernmental Organizations

UNEP Europe Office

UNEP Europe Office

Intergovernmental Organizations

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

UNECE

Non-Governmental and Business Organizations

Zoï Environment Network

Zoï Environment Network

Experts

Anthony Lehmann

Anthony Lehmann is a professor at the Institute for Environmental Sciences (ISE) at the University of Geneva.

Ben Janse van Rensburg

Ben Janse van Rensburg is the Chief of the Enforcement Unit at CITES.

Berta Pesti

Berta Pesti is the Head of the Secretariat of Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Bruno Oberle

Bruno Oberle is the Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Charlotte Pavageau

Charlotte Pavageau works as an advocacy and policy at Biovision Foundation.

Christian Bréthaut

Christian Bréthaut is Scientific Director at the Geneva Water Hub.

Daniel F. McGinnis

Daniel F. McGinnis is an Associate Professor at the Aquatic Physics Department F.-A. Forel of the University of Geneva.

David Morgan

David Morgan is the Chief of the Science Unit at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Dorsa Sheikholeslami

Dorsa Sheikholeslami is a Nature-based Solutions Programme Officer at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Eva Zabey

Eva Zabey is the Executive Director of Business for Nature.

Grethel Aguilar

Grethel Aguilar is the Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), effective from 20 October 2023.

Hélène Gandois

Hélène Gandois is the Programme and Documentation Officer at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Ivo Mulder

Climate Finance Unit Head, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Ivonne Higuero

Ivonne Higuero is the Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Jay Aldous

Jay Aldous is the Deputy Secretary-General of the Convention on Wetlands.
Jean-Christophe Vié

Jean-Christophe Vié

Jean-Christophe Vié is the Director of the Franklinia Foundation.

Jessica Battle

Jessica Battle is the Senior Expert on Global Ocean Policy and Governance and Lead Deep Seabed Mining Initiative at WWF.

Jon Hutton

Jon Hutton is the Director Executive Director for Global Conservation Impact at WWF International.

Juan Carlos Vasquez

Juan Carlos Vasquez is the Chief of Legal Affairs and Compliance at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Karen Gaynor

Karen Gaynor is a Scientific Support Officer at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Lars Peter Riishøjgaard

Lars Peter Riishøjgaard is Deputy Director of the Infrastructure Department and Director of the WMO Integrated Observing System (WIGOS) Branch.

Luca Chinotti

Luca Chinotti is a Senior Specialist in Multilateral Affairs at WWF.

Marco Lambertini

Marco Lambertini is Special Envoy of WWF International.

Mario Boccucci

Mario Boccucci is the Head of the UN-REDD Programme Secretariat.

Marisol Estrella

Marisol Estrella is the Programme Coordinator for Disaster Risk Reduction at the Disasters and Conflicts Branch of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Minna Epps

Minna Epps is the Director of IUCN Ocean team.

Musonda Mumba

Musonda Mumba will be the seventh Secretary-General of the Convention on Wetlands, from October 2022.

Natasha Carmi

Natasha Carmi is Lead Water Specialist at the Geneva Water Hub.

Otto Simonett

Otto Simonett is the Director of Zoï Environment Network.

Paola Deda

Paola Deda is the Director of Forest, Land and Housing Division at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

Peter Bille Larsen

Peter Bille Larson is Senior Lecturer and Associate Researcher, at the Environmental Governance and Territorial Development Institute and Department of Sociology, of the University of Geneva.

Rachel Gaughan

Rachel Gaughan is a consultant in the Legal Unit of the CITES Secretariat.

Radhika Murti

Director, Centre for Society and Governance

Salman Hussain

Salman Hussain is the Coordinator of the The Economics Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB).

Sofie H. Flensborg

Sofie H. Flensborg is a Programme Officer in the Outreach and Projects Unit of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Sonia Peña Moreno

Sonia Peña Moreno is the Director of the International Policy Centre at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Steven Tebbe

Steven Tebbe is the Chief Executive Officer of the Global Footprint Network.

Stewart Maginnis

Stewart Maginnis is the Deputy Director General in charge of Programme at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Trevor Sandwith

Director, IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme.

Events

Afterwork

Festival Explore 2024

20 – 27 Apr 2024

Various Locations

Republic and State of Geneva

Learning

Online Course

Earth School

UNEP

Publications

Jobs