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


12 November - 18 November 2018

 

The International Forum on Sustainable Mobility

The International Forum on Sustainable Mobility will be taking place in Geneva and Annemasse on 15 and 16 November 2018. National and international mobility stakeholders – elected representatives, companies, research institutes – will be meeting in Annemasse – Archamps Technopole and Geneva to (re)discover and (re)think about tomorrow’s mobility, locally and globally. Conferences, round tables and field visits are on the agenda in several places in Greater Geneva, whose current and future transformations in terms of mobility make it an experimental territory with exceptional innovation.

This event is co-organized by Annemasse Agglo, the French government, UNITAR, the Geneva/France Metropolitan Cluster and the CARA (European Cluster for Mobility Solutions) with the support of the Ademe, the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region, the 74th County Council, the Canton of Vaud and the Canton of Geneva.

Read also the UN Special edition of November 2018, focusing on sustainable transport.

 

Sustainable infrastructure

In the run-up to the next UN Environment Assembly, themed “Innovative solutions for environmental challenges and sustainable consumption and production”, UN Environment, within the framework of the Geneva Environment Network, is pleased to host a talk on sustainable infrastructure that will feature the UNOPS/ITRC National Infrastructure Systems Model (NISMOD-int) and its application in Curação, and Palestine, as well as a Capacity Assessment Tool for Infrastructure (CAT-I) and country work carried out in Brazil, Serbia and Nepal.

 

Chemicals governance, climate & more on the Agenda

Check the list below to see the other events taking place this week in Geneva as well as the job opportunities in the region.

Ahead for the Second meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury, chemicals experts are already gathering in Geneva for technical meetings.

 

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Agenda /

The events taking place this week

Ecologie
Industrielle &
Biomimétisme

 
 

12 November
12:15-14:00

L’écologie industrielle
et le biomimétisme
sont des conceptions qui puisent autant dans l’intelligence de la nature que dans le développement technologique. 

UNIMAIL
Amphi MS160

Seventh
Expert Group
Meeting on DDT

 
 

13 November - 15 November
 

Assesses available scientific, technical, environmtl and economic information on production and use of DDT for consideration by the COP in its continuous evaluation for disease vector control.

Varembé Conference Centre (CCV)
Room Lausanne

Swiss Nobel laureate Jacques Dubochet : Reversing global warming
 

13 November
17:30 - 18:45

Talk, followed by presentations and discussion about solutions and actions we can all take not just to slow down global warming, but to reverse it.
(Drawdown Switzerland)

Ecole Internationale de Geneve
La Châtaigneraiee - Founex

Quelles solutions
pour une mobilité
durable
à Genève?

 

14 November
19:00 - 20:30

Comment répondre aux besoins actuels et futurs en matière de mobilité tout en respectant l’environnement? Le thème de la mobilité abordé sous l'angle des projets en cours ou à venir.

Maison Internationale
des Associations

Film Screening
Closing the Loop

 
 
 

14 November
19:00-21:00

What means Circular economy and how this new paradigm can help the future of our planet?
Join the exceptional screening of the awards-winning documentary “Closing the Loop”.

Impact Hub
Geneva

An evidenced-based approach to resilient, sustainable infrastructure: tools and experiences

15 November
10:00-12:00

A lecture talk by Steven Crosskey (UNOPS) & Scott Thacker (UNOPS).
 
 
 
 

International Environment
House II

International
Forum
on Sustainable
Mobility

 

15 November - 16 November
 

(re)discover and (re)think about tomorrow’s mobility, locally and globally.
 
 
 

Annemasse
Archamps

Joint bureaux meeting of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions

15 November - 16 November
 

The bureaux will discuss and agree on the organization of work of the meetings of the upcoming conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions.

International Environment
House

Multi-Stakeholder Workshop on Re-Thinking the Science-Policy Interface for the Post-2020 Framework

15 November - 16 November
 

Presenting first draft
of the mapping and gap analysis study of existing science-policy interface in the field of international chemicals management.
 

International Environment
House

 

Vacancies /

Job opportunities in the region

Trainee for waste
and mercury studies

 

Deadline 12 November

United Nations Institute for Training and Research
 

Economic Affairs Officer P4
 

Deadline 12 November

UN Economic Commission
for Europe

 

Manager,
New Energy Solutions

 

Deadline 12 November

World Business Council for Sustainable Development
 

Programme Management Assistant G4
 

Deadline 12 November

UN Economic Commission
for Europe

 

Chief, Communication and Public Affairs Office P5
 

Deadline 13 November

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Finance
Specialist

 

Deadline 13 November

Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council
 

Partnerships
OfficeR P3

 

Deadline 14 November

Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council
 

Head of Corporate Communications and AdvocacY P4

Deadline 16 November

Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council
 

Solar PV
Engineer

 

Deadline 19 November

UN Environment
(through UNOPS)
 

Associate
Climate Policy

 

Deadline 19 November

World Business Council for Sustainable Development
 

Programme
Assistant

 

Deadline 21 November

Basel, Rotterdam
and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat

Programme Management Officer P3
 

Deadline 21 November

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

Communications
Manager

 

Deadline 21 November

International Union
for Nature Conservation
 

Mercury Monitoring
Analyst

 

Deadline 22 November

UN Environment
Chemicals & Health Branch
(through UNOPS)

Global Chemical Outlook and Sustainable chemistry Specialist

Deadline 22 November

UN Environment
Chemicals & Health Branch
(through UNOPS)

Intern Transforming
Urban Mobility

 

Deadline 23 November

World Business Council for Sustainable Development
 

Grant
Officer

 

Deadline 23 November

Better Cotton
Initiative
 

Director
Climate & Energy

 

Deadline 25 November

World Business Council for Sustainable Development
 

Policy Advisor
Adaptation

 

Deadline 30 November

International Institute for Sustainable Development
 

Associate Programme Management Officer P2
 

Deadline 5 December

UN Environment
Chemicals & Health Branch
 

Associate Programme Management Officer P2
 

Deadline 6 December

UN Environment
Chemicals & Health Branch
 

Programme Management Officer P4
 

Deadline 9 December

UN Environment
Chemicals & Health Branch
 

Economic Affairs Officer P4
 

Deadline 19 December

UN Economic Commission
for Europe

 

Economic Affairs
Intern

 

Deadline 30 December

UN Economic Commission
for Europe