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


13 August - 18 August 2019


 

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Triennal World Wildlife Conference

The 183 Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will convene in Geneva from 17 to 28 August, for the CITES triennial World Wildlife Conference (18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties).

Governments have submitted 56 new proposals to change the levels of protection that CITES provides for species of wild animals and plants that are in international trade. They plan to strengthen wildlife trade rules for fisheries, timber, exotic pets, elephants and more. The Agenda features wildlife crime, rhinos, rosewood, eels, sharks, “big cats,” etc. Read the latest press release for the full details.

#CITESCoP18

 

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.

 

New IPCC Report: better land management can play its part in tackling climate change

Last week we co-organized with UN-Foundation the presentation of the Special Report on Climate Change and Land, published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - the world body for assessing the state of scientific knowledge related to climate change, its impacts and potential future risks, and possible response options - at the end of a week-long approval plenary held in Geneva. Read ENB coverage of the IPCC 50th Session...

This report shows that better land management can contribute to tackling climate change, although it is not the only solution. Land provides the food, fuel and freshwater without which human society and its economy could not exist. This provision is under threat from rising global temperatures and unprecedented rates of land and freshwater exploitation in recent decades. Read the Carbon Brief In-depth Q&A on the report...

The report also highlights the importance of land tenure rights and the participation of indigenous peoples in climate solutions. Read CIEL blog...

#IPCC #SRCCL

 

Past GEN Events

Videos and documents of past GEN events are available online.

Agenda /

The events taking place this week

71st meeting
of the CITES
Standing Committee
 
 

16 August
 

The 71st and 72nd meetings of the CITES Standing Committee will be held at the same venue of CITES CoP18.
 
 

Palexpo
Centre de Congrès

18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES
 
 

17 August - 28 August
 

The 183 Parties to CITES will adopt decisions and resolutions ( 56 proposals) to expand and further strengthen the global wildlife trade regime at CITES’ triennial World Wildlife Conference. 

Palexpo
Centre de Congrès

72nd meeting
of the CITES
Standing Committee
 
 

28 August
 

The 71st and 72nd meetings of the CITES Standing Committee will be held at the same venue of CITES CoP18.
 
 

Palexpo
Centre de Congrès

 

Vacancies /

Job opportunities in the region

Environment Affairs
Intern

 

Deadline 13 August

UN Environment
Resources & Markets Branch
 

Environmental
Affairs Officer
P3

Deadline 13 August

UN Economic Commission
for Europe
 

Environment
Affairs
Intern

Deadline 13 August

UN Economic Commission
for Europe
 

Legal and Political Affairs
Intern

Deadline 15 August

UN Environment
Europe Office
 

Chief of Service
Forests, Land and Housing Division

Deadline 15 August

UN Economic Commission
for Europe
 

Communications
Consultant

 

Deadline 18 August

UN Environment
Resources & Markets Branch
 

UNEP FI Regional Coordination, Global
Internship

Deadline 19 August

UN Environment
Finance Initiative
 

Technical Support to WHO work on sound chemicals management

Deadline 21 August

World Health
Organization
 

Programme Management
Officer
P4

Deadline 21 August

Minamata Convention
on Mercury
 

Sustainability
Consultant

 

Deadline 22 August

UN Environment Management Group &
Sustainable United Nations

Environment
Affairs
Intern

Deadline 22 August

UN Environment
Geneva Environment Network
 

Climate and Water Department
Intern

Deadline 22 August

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Members' Accreditation
& Congress Assistant

 

Deadline 23 August

International Union for Conservation of Nature
(IUCN)

Staff Attorney – Climate & Energy and Environmental Health

Deadline 23 August

Center for International Environmental Law
 

Communications Assistant Intern
 

Deadline 29 August

UN Environment
Ecosystems Division
 

Associate Programme Management Officer
P2

Deadline 1 September

UN Environment
Europe Office
 

Administrative
Officer
P3

Deadline 19 September

Minamata Convention
on Mercury
 

Programme Specialist
Climate, Energy and Environment

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

Specialist
Ocean Action
Agenda

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

 
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