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Another busy week with numerous events and the possibility to join live events organized around the world. This edition contains a selection of events. Click on “see all” to access the full list.

Cities on the Frontlines for a Green and Sustainable Recovery

The UNECE annual Sustainable Cities Week opens in Geneva on World Habitat Day (5 October), while COVID-19 has highlighted the critical role local governments and actors play as front-line responders in crisis response, recovery and rebuilding. The main events of the week:

Environment @ HRC45

It’s this week that the 45th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC45) will finally conclude in Geneva. Consult our update “Environment @ 45th Session of the UN Human Rights Council” providing an overview of the environmental-related topics addressed at the council and relevant links to documents, videos and summaries. #HRC45

Recent Environmental Emergencies

A webinar on the recent environmental emergencies organized within the framework of the Geneva Environment Network, will place on Wednesday, 7 October. The event will address three emergencies currently faced by the international community and UNEP’s response:

  1. Environmental risks of the Beirut explosion
  2. Environmental challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic
  3. Oil spill in Mauritius from MV WAKASHIO

Register on webex to attend this event or join us on facebook live.

Minamata Online

Minamata Online, the series of digital engagement providing an opportunity for stakeholders to better understand the Minamata Convention. This week session,to be held on 8 October, will outline how the Minamata Convention sets out obligations with regard to the trade in mercury (Article 3, MC-1/2).

COVID-19 and the Environment

Our Update on COVID-19 and the environment lists relevant information, research, data and press releases on the environmental origins and impacts of the pandemic. Events addressing the pandemic recovery this week:

Green Autumn in Geneva

We have prepared a list of suggestions of environmental awareness activities to entertain this fall. From exhibitions and film screenings to creative workshops and outdoor activities, learn more about the environment, encounter local wildlife and explore nature trails for a “green” autumn in Geneva. Don’t miss this week the 7ème Festival International du Film sur les Glaciers.

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