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


10 June - 16 June 2019

 

World Meteorological Congress continues in Geneva

The World Meteorological Congress opened last week in Geneva and is discussing until the end of this week major reforms to WMO's structure to improve its ability to respond to the risks & challenges of a rapidly changing world. On the agenda: weather, climate, water and services, public-private partnerships, observations and data exchange, research.

The Congress has approved the establishment of a Global Basic Observing Network (GBON), paving the way for a radical overhaul of the international exchange of observational data which underpin all weather, climate and water services and products.

The Congress has also endorsed an ambitious plan to improve the tailored information and services on weather, climate, water, and related environmental risks to human health and thus improve health outcomes.

#MeteoWorld

 

Launch ceremony of the publication Inclusive Green Economy: Theory and practice

UN Environment, together with the Zayed International Foundation for the Environment, and Tongji University, will launch the joint publication “The Inclusive Green Economy: Policies and practiceon Wednesday 12 June, at the International Environment House. The publication builds on and extends the traditional economic growth model by articulating the contributions to productivity from investing in natural capital, clean technologies, and green skills, enabled by fiscal, finance, trade, and labour policies. #InclusiveGreenEconomyBook

 

SDG14 Inter-agency Plan of Action

Thursday, UNCTAD, FAO, and UN Environment will be presenting an Inter-agency Plan of Action to support Member States to accelerate the achievement of trade-related targets of SDG 14 through improved trade and trade-related policies that safeguard food security and contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of oceans, living marine resources and livelihoods. #SDG14

 

Exclusive Avant-Première Screening of Sea of Shadows

You are cordially invited to the exclusive avant-première screening of “Sea of Shadows”, a National Geographic documentary film, executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, directed by Richard Ladkani («The Ivory Game»), and produced by Terra Mater Factual Studios, at 6 p.m. on Friday 14 June 2019, in the Cinema (Room XIV) at the Palais des Nations. #SeaOfShadows

 

More on the agenda

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.

 

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Agenda /

The events taking place this week

Eighteenth
World Meteorological Congress

 
 

3 June - 14 June
 

The Eighteenth World Meteorological Congress (Cg-18) will be held from 3 to 14 June 2019 at the International Conference Centre of Geneva, Saturday 15 June 2019 is reserved for any outstanding items.

International Conference Centre of Geneva (CICG)

108th International Labour Conference
 
 
 

10 June - 21 June
 

Centenary session of the International Labour Conference: There is a cocktail of issues that is leading to great uncertainty in the world of work and a demand for responses, including climate change.

Palais des Nations
 

Launch ceremony of the publication 'Inclusive Green Economy: Policies and practice'
 

12 June
16:00-18:00

UN Environment, with the Zayed International Foundation for the Environment, and Tongji University, will launch the joint publication 'The Inclusive Green Economy: Policies and practice'.

International Environment House II (Room Rhin)

Towards an Inter Agency Plan of Action for achieving the trade related targets of SDG14
 

13 June
10:00-13:00

UNCTAD, FAO and UN Environment were requested by Member States and other stakeholders to prepare a draft joint Plan of Action to accelerate the implementation of SDG14 through trade.

Palais des Nations
Room VIII

L'infrastructure
écologique
 
 
 

13 June
12:00-14:00

Forums d'information et de dialogue destinés aux professionnels genevois pour vous tenir informés des derniers développements sur des thématiques clés de l'environnement.

Uptown Geneva
Rue de la Servette 2

En route vers le presque Zéro Déchet
 
 
 

13 June
18:30

Conférence-spectacle de et par Marie-Claude Gignac, Les tribulations de la comédienne québécoise pour atteindre ce graal écolo
 

Paladium
Rue du Stand 3bis

Toitures:
enjeux climatiques,
la politique
et les lois

 

14 June
8:00-12:00

Défis et opportunités de la nature sur les toits en ville et dans les campagnes. Comment financer les toitures végétalisées sans impacter les loyers. Quelles mesures contraignantes ou incitatives.

Les Berges
De Vessy

Exclusive Avant-Première Screening of Sea of Shadows
 
 

14 June
17:30

SEA OF SHADOWS follows a team of scientists, conservationists, journalists and agents as well as the Mexican Navy as they put their lives on the line to save the last remaining vaquitas.

Palais des Nations
Room XIV

 

Vacancies /

Job opportunities in the region

Communications S.
Global Plastics Action Partnership

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

Engagement Lead
Global Plastics Action Partnership

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

Programme Lead
Climate, Energy and Innovation

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

Nature
Action Agenda
Specialist

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

Director
of the Global
Battery Alliance

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

Water and Environmental Resilience
Specialist

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

Planning
Officer

 

Deadline 11 June

Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Counci (through UNOPS)

Monitoring
and Data Analyst

 

Deadline 11 June

Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Counci (through UNOPS)

Team
Assistant
G4

Deadline 12 June

Minamata Convention
on Mercury
 

Banking Principles - Event Planning and Project Assistant

Deadline 12 June

UN Environment
Finance Initiative
 

External Expert Assessment
Criteria

Deadline 14 June

UN Environment
Finance Initiative
 

Environmental Affairs
Intern
 

Deadline 14 June

UN Economic Commission
for Europe
 

Environmental Affairs
Intern
 

Deadline 14 June

UN Economic Commission
for Europe
 

Finance &
Administration
Officer

Deadline 17 June

Zoï Environment
Network
 

Programme Officer
CREWS Secretariat
P3

Deadline 20 June

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Head
CREWS Secretariat
P5

Deadline 20 June

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Programme Management Officer
P3

Deadline 20 June

Basel, Rotterdam
and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat

Programme Management
Officer
P3

Deadline 3 July

UN Environment
Finance Initiative