Published: 16 Jul 2021

Join us on Wednesday afternoons for virtual expert presentations and online screenings highlighting the natural world and other environmental challenges our planet faces. The virtual screenings are for educational purposes, non-profit and non-commercial.

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Wednesdays for the Planet is a series of online screenings and virtual expert presentations highlighting not only the importance of nature and biodiversity, but also other environmental challenges ― such as plastic pollution and climate change ― that our planet faces.

Held on Wednesday afternoons, the screenings are for educational purposes, non-profit and non-commercial.

Documentaries and Experts

Organic Food – Hype or Hope? | 9 June 2021

  • Gamini Manuweera, Programme Management Officer
    United Nations Environment Programme | Knowledge and Risk Unit | Chemicals and Health Branch | Economy Division
  • Alexander Kasterine, Senior Advisor
    International Trade Centre (UNCTAD/WTO)

Europe Reclaims Biodiversity (L’Europe à la reconquête de la biodiversité) | 2 June 2021

  • Ersin Esen, Programme Management Officer
    United Nations Environment Programme
  • Molly Grace, Working Group Co-Chair
    International Union for Conservation of Nature | Green Status of Species
  • Tobias Blaha, Director and Veterinarian
    Bioparc Genève
  • Anne-Sophie Deville, Scientific Collaborator
    Bioparc Genève

The Digital Globe – How Earth Observation Changed Our World | 26 May 2021

  • Steven Ramage, Head of External Relations
    Group on Earth Observations
  • Albert Martinez, Climate Security Analyst
    United Nations Environment Programme | Crisis Management Branch
  • Marie Schellens, Environmental Security Analyst
    United Nations Environment Programme | Crisis Management Branch

The Fish on My Plate | 19 May 2021

  • David Vivas Eugui, Legal Officer
    United Nations Conference on Trade and Development | Trade, Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Branch
  • Monika Stankiewicz, Executive Secretary
    Minamata Convention on Mercury
  • Manoela Pessoa De Miranda, Programme Management Officer
    Minamata Convention on Mercury
  • Richard Gutierrez, Programme Management Officer
    Minamata Convention on Mercury

Sustainable Food for a Sustainable Future | 5 May 2021

  • Frank Eyhorn, CEO
    Biovision Foundation
  • Carin Smaller, Director of Agriculture, Trade and Investment
    International Institute for Sustainable Development

Cosmetics Coming Clean | 21 April 2021

  • Stéphanie Laruelle, Programme Management Officer
    United Nations Environment Programme | Chemicals and Health Branch | Knowledge and Risk Unit
  • Nicoline Lavanchy, Project Development Specialist
    United Nations Environment Programme | Chemicals and Health Branch | Knowledge and Risk Unit
  • Victor H. Estellano, Mercury and POPs Monitoring Analyst
    United Nations Environment Programme | Chemicals and Health Branch | Knowledge and Risk Unit
  • Wenjia Fan, Junior Professional Officer
    United Nations Environment Programme | Chemicals and Health Branch | Knowledge and Risk Unit
  • Chantal Van Den Bossche, Communications Coordinator
    Women Engage for a Common Future

The Clothes We Wear | 17 March 2021

  • Maria Teresa Pisani, Economic Policy Officer
    United Nations Economic Commission for Europe | Economic Cooperation and Trade Division
  • Ana Cândida Cipriano, Legal Expert
    United Nations Conference on Trade and Development | Competition and Law Policy and Consumer Protection Branch
  • Ann-Kathrin Zotz, Global Manager
    International Trade Centre | Trade for Sustainable Development Hubs
  • Ana Batalhone, Associate Programme Officer
    International Trade Centre | Sustainable and Inclusive Value Chains Section

Our Planet: One Planet and Sanctuary Forest | 3 March 2021

  • Colman O’Criodain, Policy Manager
    WWF International | Wildlife Practice
  • Bertrand von Arx, Director, Biodiversity Section
    Canton of Geneva | Department of Territory | Cantonal Office of Agriculture and Nature

A Plastic Ocean | 24 February 2021

  • Jo Ruxton, Film Producer and Co-Founder
    Ocean Generation (previously Plastic Oceans Foundation)
  • Paul Rose, Explorer and Expedition Leader
    National Geographic Pristine Seas

The Sanctuary: Survival Stories of the Alps | 17 February 2021

  • Frédéric Fougea, Director
    The Sanctuary: Survival Stories of the Alps
  • Filippo Favilli, Research Group Leader
    Eurac Research | Institute for Regional Development
  • Isidoro De Bortoli, Researcher and Project Manager
    Eurac Research
  • Bernd Schildger, Director
    Tierpark Bern

Corona: The Pandemic and the Pangolin | 10 February 2021

  • Tracey McNamara, Professor of Pathology
    Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine
  • David Quamenn, Writer and Author
  • Susanne Lummer, Film Producer
    Corona: The Pandemic and the Pangolin
  • Ruth Berry, Writer
    Corona: The Pandemic and the Pangolin
  • Walter Köhler, Founder and CEO
    Terra Mater Factual Studios
  • Jeff Flocken, President
    Humane Society International

Chasing Coral | 3 February 2021

  • Joao Sousa, Marine Project Officer
    International Union for Conservation of Nature
  • Daniel Kachelriess, Senior Policy Specialist
    Sea Shepherd Legal

The Plastic Problem | 27 January 2021

  • Susan Wingfield, Programme Officer
    Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
  • Andrés del Castillo, Senior Attorney
    Center for International Environmental Law

Our Planet: Too Big to Fail | 6 January 2021

  • Marco Tormen, Senior Advisor Sustainable Finance
    WWF Switzerland

Our Planet: Our Business | 30 December 2020

  • Tanja Mächler-Diethelm, Co-Head of Corporate Relations
    WWF Switzerland

Thus Spoke the Sea | 18 November 2020

  • Arnold Antonin, Film Director
    Thus Spoke the Sea
  • Fabien Monteils, Country Representative and Head of Programme
    United Nations Environment Programme | Haiti

Our Planet: Fresh Water | 11 November 2020

  • David Tickner, Chief Freshwater Advisor
    WWF-UK
  • Natasha Carmi, Lead Water Specialist
    Geneva Water Hub

Our Planet: Forests | 4 November 2020

  • Fran Price, Global Forest Practice Leader
    WWF International
  • Alicja Kacprzak, Forestry Officer
    Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

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