Environment:
What's Up in #GENeva this week?


1 April - 7 April 2019

 

Sustainability week (Academia)

Students of the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies are collaborating to bring the second annual Sustainability Week to Geneva, from 1-5 April. Visit their website, and stay tuned to their Facebook page for up to date information.

Plastic will be one of the themes addressed during the week. The Geneva Environment Network Secretariat is assisting the organizers in the discussion Our plastic future : can the oceans survive? that will take place at the Graduate Institute on Tuesday 2 April, at 6.30pm. An interesting event, addressing plastic governance in the follow-up of the recent UN Environment Assembly, that some of the panelists attended.

The Sustainability Week Switzerland is a project of the Swiss Association of Student Organizations for Sustainability.

 

Preparations for the High-level Political Forum

Various UN-system entities and other partners organize preparatory events that will serve to inform the UN High-level Political Forum (HLPF) deliberations.

Earlier in March, the regional preparatory meeting for the UNECE regional took place in Geneva. Read the summary of the UNECE Regional Forum 2019: shifting from intentions to action.

This week in Geneva, two expert group meetings (SDG 8 & SDG 10) will convene in Geneva.

 

Festival du film Vert

Le Festival du Film Vert qui a débuté début mars en Suisse romande et en France voisine, est à Genève du 31 mars au 14 avril.

 

Climate demonstration on saturday

Students continue their mobilization on climate change for their future and their planet. A demonstration for climate action will be taking place on Saturday 6 April in various cities of Switzerland, including Geneva.

 

Water, Health & More on the agenda

Check the list below to see what is on the agenda this week and the job opportunities in the region.

Please note that the list of events and vacancies provided in our weekly newsletter is non-exhaustive. Stay tuned and follow us also on Twitter, Facebook and other social networks, or visit regularly our website for additional updates.

 

Past GEN Events

Videos of past events, as well as documents and links presented are available online.
 

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Agenda /

The events taking place this week

Festival du Film Vert
2019

 
 
 

31 March - 14 April
 

Plus de 20 projections de documentaires inédits dans différents lieux (Muséum d'histoire naturelle, MEG, Cinélux, Cinéma Bio, Empire, The Graduate Institute, Ferme biologique de la Touvière).

Genève - Carouge -
Meinier 

Sustainability Week
(academia)
2019

 
 

1 April - 5 April
 

Organisée par les Étudiant-e-s pour le Développement Durable (EDD) et The Environmental Committee (EC), la SDD a pour but de sensibiliser aux problématiques liées au développement durable.

Université de Genève &
Graduate Institute

United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and e-business (UN/CEFACT)
33rd Forum

1 April - 5 April
 

Semi-annual Forums aiming to develop trade facilitation policy recommendations, eBusiness standards and supporting technical specifications. Waste, sustainable fashion & more on agenda.

Palais des Nations
Room XXV (& other)

7th Compliance Committee under the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers

1 April - 2 April
 

The Kyiv Protocol on PRTRs under the Aahrus Convention, the only legally binding international instrument on pollutant release and transfer registers, became law binding its Parties in 2009.

Palais des Nations
Room VIII

HLPF Expert Group Meeting on SDG 10: Thematic review
 
 

2 April - 3 April
 

Will look at the progress made on SDG 10, which calls for reduced inequalities. The outcomes will be used as inputs in preparation for the UN High Level Political Forum to be held in July 2019.

International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG)

Workshop on Water and Health - Synergies and Joint Implementation of the Protocol on Water and Health

2 April
 

The workshop will assess recent progress on water, sanitation and health in the European Union Eastern Neighborhood region and discuss linkages and synergies with other actors.

Palais des Nations
Room S4

Global governance on marine plastics pollution: The process towards a new legally binding agreement

2 April
12:15 - 13:30

Eirik Lindebjerg, Global Plastics Policy Manager at WWF will take us through the fight for a global response to the plastic pollution crisis.
 

Maison de la Paix
Room P1-847

Our plastic future : can the oceans survive ?
 

 
 

2 April
18:30 - 20:00

This discussion is an urgent conversation about the impact of marine plastic pollution, the current work addressing the issue, and possible avenues of solution.
 

Maison de la Paix
Room A2

HLPF Expert Group Meeting on SDG 8: Thematic review
 
 

3 April - 5 April
 

In preparation for the 2019 HLPF, UN DESA/DSDG in collaboration with ILO and UN partners is organizing an Expert Group Meeting on SDG 8 progress, policies and implementation.

International
Labour Organization

11th meeting
of the Working Group on Water and Health

 
 

3 April - 4 April
 

The meeting will take stock of the progress in the implementation of the water, sanitation and health related SDGs in the pan-European region and discuss how the Protocol can facilitate their achievement.

Palais des Nations
Room VIII

22nd meeting
of the Bureau of the Protocol on Water and Health

 

5 April
 

This Protocol introduces a social component into cooperation on water management. Moreover, improving the water supply and sanitation is fundamental in breaking the vicious cycle of poverty.

Palais des Nations
Room S4

Manif
pour l'urgence
climatique
 
 

6 April
14:00

Mobilisation d'ampleur nationale et auto-organisée. Partie des élèves de secondaire, des gymnases et des quelques universités, appelle maintenant l'intégralité de la population suisse à se mobiliser.

Place des 22 Cantons
Genève

 

Vacancies /

Job opportunities in the region

ILO Environmental Sustainability Consultant
 

Deadline

International
Labour
Organization

Innovation and Technology Officer
 

Deadline

Programme
for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)

Training, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
 

Deadline

Programme
for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)

Junior Officer - Administration
 

Deadline

Programme
for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)

Water and Environmental Resilience
Specialist

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

Director
of the Global
Battery Alliance

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

Adjoint-e scientifique 3 Auxiliaire (bruit et de la qualité de l'air)

Deadline 1 April

Office cantonal
de l'environnement
Etat de Genève

Junior
Professional
 

Deadline 2 April

International Union for Conservation of Nature
(IUCN)

Health and Safety
Expert
 

Deadline 2 April

UN Environment
Crisis Management Branch
 

Programme
Management
Officer P3

Deadline 3 April

UN Environment
Chemicals & Health Branch
 

Internship
 

 

Deadline 3 April

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
 

Environment Affairs
Intern
 

Deadline 4 April

UN Environment
Management Group
 

Commis-e administratif/ ive 3 à 80% - auxiliaire (communication)

Deadline 5 April

Département du territoire - Service de la communication
Etat de Genève

Chief, Hydrological Forecasting and Water Resources Division P5

Deadline 8 April

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Adjoint-e scientifique 3
Agent-e spécialisé-e
(Plan Climat)

Deadline 8 April

Service cantonal
du développement durable
Etat de Genève

Technical background paper for the GCA’s 2019 flagship report

Deadline 8 April

UN Environment
Finance Initiative
 

ESRA
Online Course
in English

Deadline 8 April

UN Environment
Finance Initiative
 

Internship
(Office of the Secretary-General)

Deadline 8 April

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Media
and Communication
Officer

Deadline 9 April

International Union for Conservation of Nature
(IUCN)

Grant
Manager
 

Deadline 10 April

Fondation
Franklinia
 

Technical Support to WHO work on mercury
 

Deadline 14 April

World Health
Organization
 

Communications
Officer
P3

Deadline 15 April

Group on Earth Observations Secretariat
 

Scientific Officer
(Paris Agreement)
P4

Deadline 18 April

Group on Earth Observations Secretariat
 

Assistant-e (A2)
(développement durable des régions de montagne)

Deadline 3 May

Institut des Sciences de l'environnement
UNIGE