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


25 March - 31 March 2019

 

Clean Energy on the agenda

The role of gas in improving urban air quality and synergies between gas & renewable energy will be discussed at various UNECE events this week.

At the initiative of the IHEID Africa Summit and jointly organized by the CIES and the GGKP, an event will discuss the opportunities and obstacles to develop clean energy through the African continent, Monday at lunch time.

 

Festival du film Vert

Le Festival du Film Vert qui a débuté le 1er mars en Suisse romande et en France voisine, arrive à Genève du 31 mars au 14 avril.

 

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.

 

New resolution on environment Human rights defenders

The resolution Recognizing the contribution of environmental human rights defenders to the enjoyment of human rights, environmental protection and sustainable development was finaly adopted by consensus by the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday 21 March.

The Child Rights Committee together with the Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders and the Special Rapporteur on the environment highlighted the importance of the resolution for children who are currently standing up for their right to a healthy and sustainable environment. Read the press release.

 

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

Ad hoc group on lifetime extension of nuclear power plants, 5th meeting
 

19 March - 29 March
 

Explore the future of wood: wander through a cave entirely made of cardboard, and discover innovative wood products inside - ever heard of a fibre bottle or a cellulose honeycomb plane part?

Palais des Nations
Salle des Pas Perdus

Ad hoc group on lifetime extension of nuclear power plants, 5th meeting
 

25 March - 26 March
 

The group works on the draft guidance on the applicability of the Espoo Convention to the lifetime extension of nuclear power plants, ensuring views of civil society and stakeholders are taken into account.

Palais des Nations
Room VIII

6th Session
Group of Experts
on Gas

 
 

25 March - 26 March
 

The UNECE Group of Experts on Gas examines the critical role of gas in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
 
 

Palais des Nations
Room XI

Clean Energy
in Africa

 
 
 

25 March
12:30-14:00

At the initiative of the IHEID Africa Summit and jointly organized by the CIES and the GGKP, this event will discuss the opportunities and obstacles to develop clean energy through the African continent.

Maison de la Paix
Room A2

The Role of Natural Gas in Achieving 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement

25 March
13:30-14:30

Exploring in-depth role that natural gas could play in the strategic options that countries will consider meeting their commitments.
 
 

Palais des Nations
Room XI

Avant-première du film "1818" sur la débâcle du glacier du Giétro
 
 

25 March
20:00

Le film relate la débâcle du glacier du Giétro en 1818. L’histoire révèle les débuts des sciences de la Terre, avec les premières réflexions scientifiques sur les liens entre fluctuations glaciaires et climat.

Cinema Bio
Carouge

Climate Change:
The View from the Cliff Edge

 
 

26 March
12:30-14:00

This Library Talk will give you a better view of this important topic and help you judge whether or not we are on the brink of a global emergency.
 

Palais des Nations
Library Events Room

Fetival Histoire et Cité
4e édition
Histoires d'Eaux

 
 

27 March - 31 March
 

Organisé par la Maison de l’histoire, le Festival a pour ambition de placer l’histoire au centre des débats. Cette éditon porte sur l'eau, indispensable à la vie, ...
 

Genève
 

41st Session of the Joint ECE/FAO Working Party on Forest Statistics, Economics and Management 

27 March - 29 March
 

The Working Party discusses activities undertaken by the Joint Section and provides guidance on future activities.
 
 

Palais des Nations
Room VIII

La contamination des eaux : pollutions, conflits et controverses du XIXe siècle à nos jours
 

27 March
18:30-20:00

Conférence organisée en partenariat avec la Maison de l'histoire de l'Université de Genève dans le cadre du Festival Histoire et Cité autour du thème "Histoire d'eaux".

Maison de la Paix
Auditorium A1

96th Meeting
of the IUCN Council

 
 
 

28 March - 31 March
 

The IUCN Council is the principal governing body of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, in between sessions of the World Conservation Congress.

Gland
 

Atelier «Genève 2050» : Changement climatique et raréfaction des ressources
 

29 March
17:30 – 19:00

Comment évoluent les tendances lourdes en matière de ressources, d’écosystèmes et de conditions de vie? Comment stimuler le changement, quelle est notre capacité à agir? Avec Erik Orsenna.

Maison de la Paix
 

Earth
Hour

 
 
 

30 March
20:30-21:30

This Earth Hour, the world's largest grassroots movement for the environment, join millions around the world to turn off the lights and speak up about why nature matters. #Connect2Earth

Worldwide
 

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 

 

Vacancies /

Job opportunities in the region

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
 
 

Sustainable Development
Impact Summit,
Specialist

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

Director
of the Global
Battery Alliance

Deadline

World Economic Forum
 
 

Associate Technical Coordinator
P2

Deadline 25 March

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Program Executive
for Climate Justice

 

Deadline 25 March

Lutheran World Federation
(LWF)
 

Call for candidates
P3

 

Deadline 27 March

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Environment Affairs
Intern
(6 Posts)

Deadline 27 March

UN Environment
Chemicals & Health Branch
 

Training Coordination Consultant
 

Deadline 27 March

UN Environment
Finance Initiative
 

Strategic Adviser
(Environment & Security)
 

Deadline 28 March

UN Environment
Europe Office
 

Senior Strategic Adviser (Environment & Security)
 

Deadline 29 March

UN Environment
Europe Office
 

Executive
Secretary
D1

Deadline 29 March

Minamata Convention
on Mercury
 

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) specialist

Deadline 31 March

UN Environment
Land Use Finance Unit
 

Post-doctorant-e
Geneva Water Hub

 

Deadline 31 March

Institut des Sciences de l'environnement
UNIGE

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

Deadline 1 April

Office cantonal
de l'environnement
Etat de Genève

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
 

Chief, Hydrological Forecasting and Water Resources Division P5

Deadline 8 April

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Internship
(Office of the Secretary-General)

Deadline 8 April

World Meteorological
Organization
 

Grant
Manager
 

Deadline 10 April

Fondation
Franklinia
 

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