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


11 November - 17 November 2019

 

On the Run-Up to UNFCCC COP25

A briefing ahead of the 25th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP25), to be held in Madrid, Spain, from 2-13 December 2019, under the Presidency of the Government of Chile, will take place on Tuesday 12 November, at 9.30 am at the Internaitional Environment House.
This event, organized within the framework of the Geneva Environment Network, will have a particular focus on science, nature-based solutions, the just transition and climate migration and displacement topics to be addressed at COP25. #COP25 #ClimateAction

 

Launch of the Partnership on Plastic Waste

Last May, the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (187 governments) created a new "Partnership on Plastic Waste".
The aim of this new Partnership, to be launched in Geneva this week, is to mobilize the resources and expertise of governments, industry, intergovernmental organisations, academia and civil society to promote the environmentally sound management of plastic waste at the global, regional and national levels and to prevent and minimize its generation.
#PlasticWasteAmendment

 

UNECE Committee on Environmental Policy

The twenty-fifth session of the UNECE Committee on Environmental Policy (CEP) is taking place in Geneva from 13 to 15 November. Established in 1994, CEP is the overall governing body of UNECE environmental activities. Its main aim is to assess countries' efforts to reduce their overall pollution burden and manage their natural resources, to integrate environmental and socioeconomic policies, to strengthen cooperation with the international community, to harmonize environmental conditions and policies throughout the region and to stimulate greater involvement of the public and environmental discussions and decision-making.  #CommitteeonEnvironmentalPolicy

 

Geneva Premiere of Interdependence

Eleven internationally recognised filmmakers have joined forces to raise awareness on the most pressing environmental issues and the effects of climate change by contributing to a unique film - Interdependence - composed by eleven short-movies, highlighting the urgent need to reduce environmental damage and to preserve our natural resources. The Geneva Premiere of Interdependence will take place Wednesday 13 November at Maison de la Paix. #Interdependence

 

Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership

On 14-15 November 2019, UN Environment and UNOPS are organizing a new Workshop on Inclusive Infrastructure under the chapeau of the Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership (SIP), which UN Environment established in 2018 as a platform to promote and support integrated approaches to sustainable infrastructure planning and development. #SustainableInfrastructure

 

More on the Agenda: GE-En-VIE, Climathon & Zoohackathon

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 our website regularly for additional updates. Videos & documents of previous GEN events are available online.

 

Geneva Environment Network & International Environment House 20th anniversary

On 25 & 26 November, special events will take place to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Geneva Environment Network and the International Environment House. On Monday 25 November, the PechaKuchaNight@International EnvironmentHouse will be a fun and entertaining evening with environment-themed stories from Geneva's meltingpot and some high-level guests from abroad. Stay tuned! #PechaKucha #GENeva #GEN20

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Agenda /

The events taking place this week

exposition
Effondrement des Alpes

 
 
 

30 October - 17 November
 

Depuis 2018 le CPG est partenaire de l'ESAAA - école supérieure d'art Annecy Alpes pour mener un ambitieux travail de recherche sur le changement climatique – ce projet s’appelle Effondrement des Alpes.

Centre de la photographie Genève
Rue des bains 28

Exhibition
FORESTS AND THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY - A Futures Without Plastics

 

4 November - 15 November
 

Explore wood-based innovations and learn about the role of forests in a circular economy.
 
 
 

Palais des Nations
Salle des Pas Perdus

Journée
GE-EN-VIE
2019

 
 

12 November
 

État de Genève et hautes écoles genevoises se réunissent afin de discuter des solutions à apporter aux enjeux de l’Environnement en lien avec: Biodiversité, Eau, Climat, Energie & Développement territorial.

Campus Biotech
9 Chemin des Mines

Update on preparations for the UN Climate Change Conference - Geneva Briefing ahead of UNFCCC COP25

12 November
9:30-11:30

Briefing on the preparations for the UN Climate Change Conference to take place in Madrid, from 2 to 13 December, with updates from UNEP, UN-REDD, ILO, CAFI and other Geneva-based institutions.

International
Environment House II

Launch of the
Plastic Waste Partnerhsip
under the Basel Conventions

12 November
17:00-19:30

Established to mobilise business, government, academic & civil society to improve & promote environmentally sound mana-gement of plastic waste at all levels & prevent & minimize its generation.

Palais Eynard
 

The Future of Food Security
 
 
 

12 November
18:00-19:30

Organised in partnership with the Oxford Martin School (University of Oxford), with the support of the Graduate Institute’s Centre for International Environmental Studies & MAVA Foundation.

Maison de la Paix
Auditorium Ivan Pictet B

Twenty-fifth session of the UNECE Committee on Environmental Policy
 
 

13 November - 15 November
 

UNECE works on environmental matters since 1971,with the creation of the group of Senior Advisors to Governments on environmental issues, leading in 1994 to UNECE Committee on Environmental Policy.

Palais des Nations
Room XI

FILM Screening
Geneva Premiere of Interdependence

 
 

13 November
18:30-21:00

Eleven internationally recognised filmmakers joined forces to raise awareness on the most pressing environmental issues & the effects of climate change by contributing to a unique film.

Maison de la Paix
Auditorium Ivan Pictet

Workshop
on Inclusive
Infrastructure

 
 

14 November - 15 November
 

Take stock of existing normative guidance on sustainable infrastructure, identify gaps & develop consolidated, internationally applicable normative guidance on integrated approaches.

Palais des Nations
Room IX

Geneva
Climathon

 
 
 

15 November - 16 November
 

A 24-hour hackathon to build a sustainable vision, solve the climate challenges put forward by the main partners & find innovative solutions. Bringing along a shared vision for a more sustainable city.

Campus Biotech
9 ch. des Mines

Geneva
Zoohackathon

 
 
 

16 November - 17 November
 

U.S. Government project for wildlife demand reduction & increasing international cooperation encompassing efforts by non-governmental organizations, other conservation & technology actors.

Museum of Natural History
1 route de Malagnou

 

Vacancies /

Job opportunities in the region

Drafter: Further consideration on plastic waste under Basel Conv.

Deadline 12 November

Basel, Rotterdam
and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat

Programme Management Assistant
G4

Deadline 12 November

Basel, Rotterdam
and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat

Environmental Management Training and Facilitation Expert

Deadline 12 November

UN Environment
Crisis Management Branch
(through UNOPS)

Evaluation
Specialist

 

Deadline 12 November

UN-REDD
Secretariat
 

Programme Management Officer (EU4Environment) P3

Deadline 14 November

UN Environment
Europe Office
 

Specialist P3
(Chemicals and Waste Management Programme)

Deadline 14 November

United Nations Institute for Training and Research
 

Manager
Energy Solutions

 

Deadline 15 November

World Business Council for Sustainable Development
 

Communications
Officer
P3

Deadline 17 November

Minamata Convention
on Mercury
 

Researcher/Writer for UNEP FI Circular Economy Study

Deadline 19 November

UN Environment
Finance Initiative
 

Programme Management Officer (Project Post)
P3

Deadline 20 November

UN Environment
Finance Initiative
 

Field
Project Coordinator
EcoDRR

Deadline 20 November

UN Environment
Crisis Management Branch
(through UNOPS)

Environment Affairs Internship
 

Deadline 21 November

UN Environment
Management Group
 

Conference Services
Intern

 

Deadline 22 November

Basel, Rotterdam
and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat

Internship
for Banking Programme

 

Deadline 22 November

UN Environment
Finance Initiative
 

Junior Professional
Communications

 

Deadline 24 November

International Union for Conservation of Nature
(IUCN)

Associate
Accounting

 

Deadline 24 November

World Business Council for Sustainable Development
 

Resource Mobilization and Partnership
Officer

Deadline 25 November

Ramsar Convention
Secretariat
 

Post-doctorant-e (développement territorial)

Deadline 25 November

Institut des Sciences de l'environnement
UNIGE

Administrative Support Individual Contractor
 

Deadline 26 November

UN Environment
Finance Initiative
 

Economic Affairs Officer (Environment Division)
P3

Deadline 11 December

UN Economic Commission
for Europe
 

Economic Affairs
Intern
(Sustainable Energy)

Deadline 30 December

UN Economic Commission
for Europe
 

Project Lead,
New Nature Economy Report

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

Project Manager
Clean Trucking
Initiative

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

 
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