Last updated: 17 Apr 2024

Find here information on ongoing environmental contests launched by our partners.

15 years of « l’Eau de Genève » Contest

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Eau de Genève, a competition was launched with the Ecole supérieure de bande dessinée et d’illustration de Genève (ESBDI) to design the new decanter. Over the years, these decanters have been designed by Zep, Tom Tirabosco, Ben, Exem and students from the Geneva School of Art and Design.

With the purchase of each decanter, 100% of the profits, i.e. five francs, are donated to Geneva and Swiss humanitarian associations active in water purification in underprivileged countries. Since 2009, Eau de Genève campaigns have raised 300,000 francs from the sale of 60,000 carafes. As a result, almost 15,000 people now have access to drinking water in Cameroon, Kenya, Nepal and Ecuador.

Grand Jet d’Or Award | Call for Abstracts

For its 10th edition, from 27 – 29 May 2024, the Geneva Health Forum will address crucial issues for our future under the theme “Health, A Common Good!” The GHF transcends the boundaries of the healthcare system, considering the social and environmental determinants of health, with a specific focus on how environmental degradation is profoundly impacting human health.

As part of its mission to advance academic research on key societal challenges and contribute to human progress, the AXA Research Fund, AXA Group’s global science philanthropy launched in 2008, is teaming up with the GHF to introduce a new call for the 2024 Grand Jet d’Or de Genève Award: “Health and medical solutions to address the adverse effects of pollution on humans.”

Building on this international momentum, the Grand Jet d’Or de Genève 2024 will focus on the nexus of pollution and its health impacts.
The objective of the Grand Jet d’Or de Genève Award is to support a research team engaged in researching or implementing research-based projects with a focus on health treatment, measurements, use of data, and community involvement in addressing pollution-related health issues. Proposed projects must demonstrate their potential to change health practices and improve health outcomes in relation to pollution of air, water and soil, including but not limited to PFAS. Multidisciplinary teams exploring innovative practices or tools will be favoured.
The projects should not only focus on preventive measures to reduce pollution in the environment, but also encompass a broader scope, including assessing existing pollution, removing pollutants from the body and environment, developing medical solutions for pollution-related diseases, and finding ways to enhance health despite existing pollution.

Abstracts should be submitted here by 21 April 2024, 00:00 CEST.

UN World Restoration Flagship Nomination

The UN World Restoration Flagships are the most ambitious, promising or successful examples of large-scale ecosystem restoration. They offer an opportunity for initiatives and countries to be globally recognized and celebrated for their restoration success stories. Winning initiatives will also receive technical and financial support of up to USD 500,000 per selected initiative.

The main role of UN World Restoration Flagships is to provide inspiration to other countries and regions for scaling up restoration efforts, and to attract global attention and investments. Selected UN World Restoration Flagships will provide a basis for joint learning around the world.

At least 10 new Flagships will be selected and announced in 2025. All official Flagships of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration will feature prominently in the UN Decade’s publications, campaigns, outreach, advocacy, and education efforts, and will be listed in the UN Secretary-General’s Report to the General Assembly (UNGA) at its 81st session.

Apply before 30 April 2024 to join #GenerationRestoration!