Geneva Briefing on Marine Litter and Microplastics
A Briefing on , organized within the framework of the Geneva Environment Network, will discuss the outcomes of the third meeting of the UNEP Ad Hoc Open-Ended Expert Group on marine litter and microplastics that was held from 18-22 November 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. This group looks at international governance options for tackling plastic waste.
Geneva Briefing on IUCN World Conservation Congress
The IUCN World Conservation Congress, which is held every 4 years, will be hosted by France in Marseille from 11 to 19 June 2020. #IUCNcongress
The Permanent Mission of France in Geneva and IUCN are organizing jointly an information meeting, with the support of the Geneva Environment Network, to provide an update on the preparation for the Congress and discuss its objectives and its expected impacts on the major deadlines of the year 2020 in terms of biodiversity and beyond environmental diplomacy.
Saving the Planet at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting is the only yearly gathering that brings together leaders of global society. Around 3,000 participants from all over the world, and from every sphere of influence, including from international Geneva, will be convening in in the snow-bound Swiss town of Davos, from 21 to 24 January. The organizers make efforts to make the Annual Meeting more sustainable every year. #wef20
The risks our world will be facing in 2020, identified by the World Economic Forum in their new Global Risks Report 2020, launched last week, are dominated by environmental concerns.
“People are revolting against the economic ‘elites’ they believe have betrayed them, and our efforts to keep global warming limited to 1.5°C are falling dangerously short,” said Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman at the World Economic Forum.
Saving the planet is among the priorities of this year’s edition. Various events will target environmental topics and involve actors from international Geneva. Download here our selection of events.
What should I read next?
- The Global Risks Report 2020. World Enconomic Forum, 15 January 2020.
- Are these the 20 top priorities in 2020 for a digital ecosystem for Earth? David Jensen in Medium.com, 17 January 2020.
- André Hoffmann: «Face au défi climatique, nous avons besoin d’un nouveau leadership». Le Temps, 18 January 2020.
- WMO confirms 2019 was the second warmest year on record. WMO, 15 January 2020.