Environment:
What's Up in #GENeva?


6 April - 19 April 2020

 

All United to End the COVID-19 Pandemic

The #COVID19 pandemic is a crisis that affects everyone.

Last week, the UN Secretary General launched the report on socio-economic impacts of COVID-19, and concluded "Our roadmap is the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The recovery from the COVID-19 crisis must lead to a different economy. Everything we do during and after this crisis must be with a strong focus on building more equal, inclusive and sustainable economies and societies that are more resilient in the face of pandemics, climate change, and the many other global challenges we face. What the world needs now is solidarity. With solidarity we can defeat the virus and build a better world."

For general reliable information on COVID-19 visit:

United to end the pandemic, get information from additional reliable sources:

 

COVID-19 & the Environment

Our "Latest updates on COVID-19 and the environment" page, lists relevant information, research, data and/or press releases issued by our partners in Geneva and other institutions around the world on the environmental origins and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The topics covered include: the origins of COVID-19, impacts on wildlife, waste management, use of reusable plastic, air pollution, climate change, the biodiversity crisis, greening economies after COVID-19, and the push back on environmental laws. Check also UNEP COVID-19 page.

Among the numerous press releases and articles issued last week:

 

What (Else) Should I Read Next?

 

New Dates For Environmental Negotiations

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the safety of participants and visitors, the important global meetings on environmental policy initially planned in 2020, the 'super year' for the environment, have been rescheduled.

 

Going Live

The international community in Geneva has been teleworking for the past three weeks. Tips to help you enjoying this largest teleworking experiment ever, were shared in our previous weekly newsletters. Check the boxes in the agenda section for details of the meetings and webinars taking place this week and next week.

If you have some free time, consider enrolling into one or more online learning opportunities:

 

Stay Tuned, Newsletter back on 20 April

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, LinkedIn, or visit our website regularly for additional updates.

Videos and documents of past GEN events are available online.
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Agenda /

The events taking place from 6 to 19 April 2020.

Online Consultations: Healthy Ecosystems & Human Rights with UN Special Rapporteur
 

6 April
18:00 - 19:30 (CEST)

Online consultations on the subject of Healthy Ecosystems and Human Rights.Check the Special Rapporteur input form.
 
 

Zoom
 

Online Consultations: Healthy Ecosystems & Human Rights with UN Special Rapporteur
 

6 April
22:00 - 23:30 (CEST)

Online consultations on the subject of Healthy Ecosystems and Human Rights.Check the Special Rapporteur input form.
 
 

Zoom
 

WEBINAR - Using the UN Biodiversity Lab to Support National Conservation
and SDGs

7 April
15:00-16:30 (En) & 17:00-18:30 (Fr)

To support policymakers to develop data-driven sustainable development solutions, UNDP, UNEP, and CBD launched the UN Biodiversity Lab, with funding from the GEF.

Webinar
 

Workshop on CITES electronic Permit Information eXchange for Parties from the UNECE and ESCAP Region

8 April - 9 April
 

Virtual consultative Workshop on CITES electronic Permit Information eXchange (EPIX) for Parties from the UNECE and ESCAP region. For invited Parties only.
 

Videoconference
 

Online Consultations: Healthy Ecosystems & Human Rights with UN Special Rapporteur
 

8 April
2:00 - 3:30 (CEST)

Online consultations on the subject of Healthy Ecosystems and Human Rights.Check the Special Rapporteur input form.
 
 

Zoom
 

Online Consultations: Healthy Ecosystems & Human Rights with UN Special Rapporteur
 

8 April
6:00 - 7:30 (CEST)

Online consultations on the subject of Healthy Ecosystems and Human Rights.Check the Special Rapporteur input form.
 
 

Zoom
 

WEBINAR - E-waste MOOC: Explore a circular vision for the ICT sector, ITU
 
 

14 April
10:00-11:00

Learn more about how to use international standards to manage sustainably e-waste, with leading ICT experts at the International Telecommunications Union working on these standards.

Webinar
 

WEBINAR - E-waste MOOC: Explore a circular vision for the ICT sector, ITU
 
 

16 April
16:00-17:00

Learn more about how to use international standards to manage sustainably e-waste, with leading ICT experts at the International Telecommunications Union working on these standards.

Webinar
 


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Vacancies /

Job opportunities in the region

Programme Assistant, Climate Changeand Sustainability

Deadline 6 April

Quaker
United Nations
Office

Assistant(e) des publications (langue française) G5

Deadline 7 April

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Assistant-e (A2) - Limites Planétaires, ODD, AME, etc.

Deadline 7 April

Institut des Sciences de l'environnement
UNIGE

Training
Support

 

Deadline 9 April

UN Environment
Finance Initiative
 

Training
Coordination

 

Deadline 9 April

UN Environment
Finance Initiative
 

Associate Programme Officer P2
(UNOSAT)

Deadline 9 April

United Nations
Institute for Training
and Research

ERP
Support Officer

 

Deadline 10 April

International Union for Conservation of Nature
 

Impact and Sustainability Expert & Implementation Support Manager

Deadline 14 April

UN Environment
Finance Initiative
 

Consultant on authentication and control of CITES permits

Deadline 17 April

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

Programme Management Assistant
G6

Deadline 17 April

UN Environment
Europe Office
 

Administrateur-trice
50%

 

Deadline 18 April

Institut des Sciences de l'environnement
UNIGE

Executive Assistant
to the
Director General

Deadline 19 April

International Union for Conservation of Nature
 

Technical Specialist on Occupational Safety and Health P4

Deadline 20 April

International
Labour Organization
 

Procurement Officer
P4

 

Deadline 24 April

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Senior Coordinator Officer
 

Deadline 25 April

UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
(UNDRR)

Four PostDocand PhD positions in energy systems modeling

Deadline 26 April

Institut des Sciences de l'environnement
UNIGE

Facilities Manager
P4

 

Deadline 27 April

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Programme Management Assistant (Water Convention) G4

Deadline 29 April

UN Economic Commission
for Europe
 

Director
(80-100%)

 

Deadline 30 April

Geneva
Cities Hub
 

Director
D2

 

Deadline 6 May

Group on Earth Observations Secretariat
 

Climate & Environment, Global Shapers Community

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

Project Specialist,
1t.org Trillion Tress Platform

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

 
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