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


18 November - 24 November 2019

 

World Toilet Day

World Toilet Day, celebrated on 19 November every year, is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and help achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6, which promises sanitation for all by 2030. This year in Geneva, don't miss the exhibition "Sanitation Work: Light at the end of the tunnel?" at Palais des Nations and The Toilet Revolution event at Maison de la Paix, focusing on digital health innovations in the field of sanitation and shedding light on organizations based in Geneva working to improve the global sanitation landscape. #WorldToiletDay

 

More on the Agenda

Various events organized by local Geneva flagged this week. 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 our website regularly for additional updates.

 

Past GEN Events

Videos & documents of previous GEN events are available online.

 

Competition: put your talent at the service of the environment!

The Europe Office of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is offering the chance for talented and creative artists to put their art at the service of the environment and showcase their work to an international audience. They are inviting artists to submit work that celebrates the natural environment in the broader European region, highlights the challenges it faces or the possible solutions, or calls for embracing sustainability.

Winners will have their expenses covered to travel from their European country of residence to Geneva. Their work will be made visible to an international audience. Entries must be submitted by 24 November 2019. Check the full details of the competition online.

 

Next week: celebrating two decades of the Geneva Environment Network & International Environment House

On 25 & 26 November, special events will take place to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Geneva Environment Network and the International Environment House, with the participation of UNEP Executive Director, Inger Andersen.

On Monday 25 November, the PechaKucha Night @ International Environment House will be a fun and entertaining evening with environment-themed stories from Geneva's meltingpot and some high-level guests from abroad.


On Tuesday 26 November, a High-Level Discussion will focus on the role of Geneva in placing environment on the highest political agenda and will be preceded by a reception.

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Agenda /

The events taking place this week

Exhibition
on Sanitation Work: Light at the end of the tunnel?
World Toilet Day 2019

 

13 November - 27 November
 

Exhibition based on a forthcoming report on sanitation workers by the International Labour Organization, WaterAid, the World Bank Group and the World Health Organization.
 

Palais des Nations
Builiding E - Room 40

Launch of Exhibition
on Sanitation Work: Light at the end of the tunnel?
World Toilet Day 2019

 

18 November
16:30-18:00

Exhibition based on a forthcoming report on sanitation workers by the International Labour Organization, WaterAid, the World Bank Group and the World Health Organization.
 

Palais des Nations
Builiding E - Room 40

Expert meeting on the WMO Climate Statement (WCS) and related Operational Climate Monitoring (OCM)

19 November - 22 November
 

Support regular & high-quality policy-relevant WMO Climate Statements, ensure synergy with IPCC & GCOS on climate indicators, lead assessments of world records & guide use of climate information.

World Meteorological Organization
Room C2

World
toilet
day

 
 

19 November
 

World Toilet Day 2019 is drawing attention to those people being left behind without sanitation and the social, economic and environmental consequences of inaction.
 

Worldwide
 

The Toilet Revolution - When Sanitation meets Digital Health
 
 

19 November
12:00-14:00

Organised on the occasion of World Toilet Day, focusing on digital health innovations in the field of sanitation & shedding light on organisations based in Geneva working to improve the global sanitation landscape.

Maison de la Paix
Auditorium Ivan Pictet A

Table ronde:
Relever les défis de la transition écologique et sociale

 

19 November
18:30

Dans le cadre de le semaine de l'entrepreneuriat, APRES-GE s'est alliée aux SIG et au Service Agenda 21 de la Ville de Genève pour une table-ronde de témoignages d'entrepreneur-e-s de l'ESS.

UniMail
MS150

CIES Lunch Seminar Series
European Union Climate Action

 
 

20 November
12:15-13:30

Provide a general introduction to the European Union's climate action & its main instruments, & to carefully examine the Union's ambitions and the challenges it will have to face in the coming years.

Maison de la Paix
P1-847

UNECE – FAO Conference on Food (Waste) for Thought
Food loss/waste and the SDGs

20 November
15:00-18:00

Cities, departmental units or rural areas might need different approaches & integrated food management systems. The conference will provide food for thought towards Agenda 2030.

Palais des Nations
Room

Les Jeudis de l'environnement - Géothermie et planification du sous-sol
 

21 November
12:00-14:00

Le potentiel de la géothermie est élevé et pourrait jouer un rôle majeur dans la transition écologique genevoise. Le canton veut améliorer la connaissance du sous-sol du bassin genevois.

Uptown Geneva
Rue de la Servette 2

Festival Fureur de lire
Planète, sauvetage en cours (dialogue écologique)

 

22 November
17:00

La terre, les mers et les montagnes étouffent sous nos déchets. La voyageuse Alisa Host appartient aux voix ferventes qui appellent à une responsabilité collective pour le respect de la planète.

Librairie Vent des Routes
Rue des Bains 50

7ème Rencontre Genève cultive : la biodiversité dans les jardins
 
 

22 November
19:00-21:00

Cette soirée a aussi pour objectif de contribuer à un échange d’informations avec le public et à créer des nouveaux liens avec d’autres porteurs de projets axés sur la biodiversité.

Espace de quartier de Sécheron
Avenue Blanc 7

 

Vacancies /

Job opportunities in the region

Researcher/Writer for UNEP FI Circular Economy Study

Deadline 19 November

UN Environment
Finance Initiative
 

Programme Management Officer (Project Post)
P3

Deadline 20 November

UN Environment
Finance Initiative
 

Field
Project Coordinator
EcoDRR

Deadline 20 November

UN Environment
Crisis Management Branch
(through UNOPS)

Environment Affairs Internship
 

Deadline 21 November

UN Environment
Management Group
 

Conference Services
Intern

 

Deadline 22 November

Basel, Rotterdam
and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat

Internship
for Banking Programme

 

Deadline 22 November

UN Environment
Finance Initiative
 

Junior Professional
Communications

 

Deadline 24 November

International Union for Conservation of Nature
(IUCN)

Associate
Accounting

 

Deadline 24 November

World Business Council for Sustainable Development
 

Resource Mobilization and Partnership
Officer

Deadline 25 November

Ramsar Convention
Secretariat
 

Post-doctorant-e (développement territorial)

Deadline 25 November

Institut des Sciences de l'environnement
UNIGE

Administrative Support Individual Contractor
 

Deadline 26 November

UN Environment
Finance Initiative
 

Environment Affairs
Intern

 

Deadline 26 November

Basel, Rotterdam
and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat

Lead, Tax and Extractive Industries
 

Deadline 27 November

International Institute
for Sustainable Development
 

Programme Officer
Monitoring and Learning

 

Deadline 6 December

International Union for Conservation of Nature
(IUCN)

Economic Affairs Officer (Environment Division)
P3

Deadline 11 December

UN Economic Commission
for Europe
 

 
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