15 July - 9 August 2019
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.
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.
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.
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!
Videos and documents of past GEN events are available online.
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The events taking place this week
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
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.
de Conférences Genève
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).
Room MS 150
This session will explore the linkages between the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and the Just Transition.
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.
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
introducing the goals and procedures for contaminated site assessment (CSA) relating to oil and gas activities, organized by UN Environment.
An IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems.
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.