COVID-19 Impacts on the Global Environmental Agenda

Join the Geneva Environment Dialogues special COVID-19 series, discussing the impacts of the pandemic on the global environmental agenda. Experts are concerned the world is losing critical time to turn around alarming trends in biodiversity loss, climate change, sound management of chemicals and other environmental threats.

#1 | IUCN World Congress 2020, Tuesday 28 April, 9:00-9:50.    >> EVENT DETAILS >> WEBEX LIVE REGISTRATION

#2 | Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention, Thursday 30 April, 9:00-9:50.    >> EVENT DETAILS     >> WEBEX LIVE REGISTRATION

All United to End the COVID-19 Pandemic

The #COVID19 pandemic is a crisis that affects everyone. For general reliable information on COVID-19 visit:

Check our COVID-19 resource page for additional information on responses from the UN System and other partners.

COVID-19 & the Environment

Our “Latest updates on COVID-19 and the environment” page, lists relevant information, research, data and/or press releases on the environmental origins and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the numerous press releases and articles issued last week:

Other resource pages on COVID-19 and the environment:

Earth School | Week#1 & Week#2

Today, over 1.5 billion children aren’t able to go to school. In response to this education crisis, UNEP and TED-Ed – with the support of educators and partner organizations – launched Earth School, which consists of 30 days of nature-focused content and environmental adventures for learners of all ages. The first week ending on 28 April, focused on ‘The Nature of Our Stuff’, the second week, starting on Wednesday, will address ‘The Nature of Society‘. #EarthSchool

Additonal ‘Live’ Events

The international community in Geneva has been teleworking for the past six weeks. Tips to help you enjoying this largest teleworking experiment ever, were shared in our previous weekly newsletters. Check the boxes in the agenda section for details of the meetings and webinars taking place this week. Open event this week, include:

If you have some free time, consider enrolling into one or more online learning opportunities.

Review IPCC WGI Draft Report

The Expert Review of the Second Order Draft of the Working Group I Contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report will run from 2 March 2020 to 5 June 2020. IPCC reports undergo multiple stages of reviews. The review process is crucial for the quality of IPCC assessment reports.

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