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


15 July - 9 August 2019

 

42nd World Congress of Vine & Wine

From 15 to 19 July 2019, Switzerland hosts in Geneva the 42nd World Congress of Vine and Wine, as well as the General Assembly of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV). Under the title « Preserve and innovate: environmental, economic and social expectations », the scientific work of the Congress will centre around four sessions : wine growing, oenology, economics and law, together with safety and health. Climate change will be one of the key topics this year at the OIV Congress as it is a major challenge for the wine sector.

A public conference will take place on Monday 15 July from 14:00 (free of charge -registration mandatory). During this joint session,the issue of will be inputs be addressed with an eye towards sustainable production.

#OIV2019ch

 

Geneva International Community in New York for the HLPF Meeting

The high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2019 is meeting from 9 to 18 July in New York, with this week a three-day ministerial meeting, under the theme "Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality". Among the set of goals to be reviewed in depth are Goal8 and Goal13, of particular interest for the environmental community, but not only.

On 16 July (1:15 PM - 2:30 PM EDT), the event Fast, Fair and Green - a high-level panel discussion that will explore the question, "How can we create an economic transition fast, fair, and green enough to achieve the SDGs and NDCs?" will mark the launch of the Five Principles of Green Economy, which provide a valuable compass as we transition to sustainability, and the launch of the Green Industry Platform and the Green Finance Platform, which will equip businesses and financial institutions with the knowledge guidance, data, and tools they need to equitably green their operations. Both platforms are managed by the Green Growth Knowledge Partnership secretariat in Geneva.

#HLPF

 

More on the agenda : Water infrastructure in conflicts, webinars, Afterwork Theater

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.

 

Summer Time !

The Geneva Environment Network Secretariat will be closed from 22 July to 6 August. We wil be back for the presentation-lunch of the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land on 8 August, at the International Environment House.

During our leave, we will minimize our holiday’s environmental footprint, and share #sustainablepostcard(s). Stay tuned on our social networks!

 

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Agenda /

The events taking place this week

Seventy-first Session
of the International
Law Commission

 
 

8 July - 9 August
 

The Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts is on the agenda.
 
 
 

Palais des Nations
Room

Theatre:
BORDERLINE(S)
INVESTIGATION #1

 
 

8 July - 16 July
 

Rendez-vous pour explorer l’état de la planète, des limites, des tensions, des franchissements, mais aussi l’anthropisation du monde, la désertification, le plasticage des océans, la monoculture intensive...

Théâtre de l'Orangerie
 

42nd World Congress of Vine and Wine
 
 
 

15 July - 19 July
 

The opening session on Monday 15 July (2pm) will be free and open to the wide public. International specialists will present on the theme of inputs in the context of sustainable production.

Centre International
de Conférences Genève

The Protection of the Environment and Water Infrastructure during and after Armed Conflicts

15 July
10:30-12:30

Organized by the Geneva Water Hub and the Platform for International Water Law on the occasion of the International Law Seminar of the UN International Law Commission (ILC).

Uni-Mail
Room MS 150

WEBINAR: The Socioeconomic Impacts of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) 

16 July
16:00-17:00

This session will explore the linkages between the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and the Just Transition.
 
 

Webinar
 

WEBINAR: Driving Today’s Financial System for the Resilient Climate of Tomorrow
 

17 July
16:00-17:00

UNEP FI launches GCA’s flagship report, identifying barriers to increased financing for adaptation & presenting 6 recommendations for the finance sector, including climate risk management.

Webinar
 

EMRIP Side Event: Indigenous Food Systems and Climate Change
 
 

17 July
13:15-14:45

Learn more about indigenous food systems, including in relation to climate change; to discuss the role that indigenous youth have in the context of Agenda 2030, particularly ending hunger and malnutrition.

Palais des Nations
Room XXV

WEBINAR:
Undertaking Oil-Contaminated Site
Assessments

 

30 July
13:30-15:00

Executive Webinar
introducing the goals and procedures for contaminated site assessment (CSA) relating to oil and gas activities, organized by UN Environment.

Webinar
 

50th Session
of the IPCC

 
 
 

2 August - 6 August
 

The IPCC is currently in its sixth assessment cycle. The 50th session will consider the Special Report on Climate Change and Land.
 
 

Geneva
 

Launch
of the IPCC
Climate Change and Land Report

 

8 August
11:15-12:30

An IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems.

WMO
Room A

International Day
of the World’s
Indigenous Peoples
2019

 

9 August
 

This year’s theme is Indigenous Languages, focusing on the current situation of indigenous languages around the world within the framework of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.

Worldwide
 

 

Vacancies /

Job opportunities in the region

Environment
Affairs
Intern

Deadline 15 July

UN Economic Commission
for Europe
 

Legal
Officer
 

Deadline 15 July

UN Economic Commission
for Europe
 

Disaster Risk Reduction Intern
 

Deadline 16 July

UN Environment
Crisis Management Branch
 

SUN
Consultant

 

Deadline 16 July

UN Environment
Sustainable United Nations
 

Volunteer
to review IUCN Forum proposals

Deadline 17 July

International Union for Conservation of Nature
(IUCN)

Environment
Affairs
Intern

Deadline 17 July

UN Economic Commission
for Europe
 

Hydrology and Water Resources Branch
Intern

Deadline 17 July

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Office
assistant
50%

Deadline 17 July

World Wildlife Fund
(WWF International)
 

Junior Professional - Congress Communications

Deadline 18 July

International Union for Conservation of Nature
(IUCN)

Personal Assistant (PA) to the CEO
 

Deadline 19 July

Better Cotton
Initiative
 

Senior
Policy Advisor

 

Deadline 19 July

International Institute for Sustainable Development
 

Senior Editor
Consultant

 

Deadline 20 July

Green Growth
Knowledge Platform
 

Knowledge Management
Consultant

 

Deadline 20 July

Green Growth
Knowledge Platform
 

Document Clerk
 
 

Deadline 20 July

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

Technical Expert on Impacts of Pesticides & Fertilizers

Deadline 23 July

UN Environment
Chemicals & Health Branch
 

Language, Conference and Publishing Services Department Intern

Deadline 24 July

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Hydrological modelling, Flood mapping (Research Associate)

Deadline 24 July

United Nations Institute for Training and Research
 

Director
Infrastructures
Department

Deadline 26 July

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Director
Services
Department

Deadline 26 July

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Director
Governance Services Department

Deadline 26 July

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Director
Science and Innovations Department

Deadline 26 July

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Director
Member Services and Development Department

Deadline 26 July

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Director
Cabinet
 

Deadline 26 July

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Director
Public-Private Engagement

Deadline 26 July

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Consultant (car sharing and car pooling initiatives)

Deadline 28 July

UN Economic Commission
for Europe
 

Landscapefinancelab. org - Communications Manager

Deadline 30 July

World Wildlife Fund
(WWF International)
 

Green
Finance
Consultant

Deadline 31 July

International
Trade Center
(ITC)

Ingénieur-e protection contre les accidents majeurs

Deadline 31 July

Département
du territoire
Etat de Genève

Programme Management Assistant
G5

Deadline 7 August

Basel, Rotterdam
& Stockholm Conventions Secretariat

Chief of Service
Economic
Affairs

Deadline 9 August

UN Economic Commission
for Europe
 

Chief of Service
Forests, Land and Housing Division

Deadline 15 August

UN Economic Commission
for Europe
 

Programme Management
Officer

 

Deadline 21 August

Minamata Convention
on Mercury
 

Specialist
Ocean Action
Agenda

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

Communications Lead,
Ocean Action
Agenda

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

Programme Lead
Climate, Energy and Innovation

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

 
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