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This training is organized in the context of acquiring a better understanding of the integration among “Water-Energy-Food” (WEF) Nexus that are essential for human well-being, poverty alleviation and achieving multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Projection in Africa indicates that by 2030 its population will increase and reach to more than…
In 1970 the first Earth Day ushered in a new environmental consciousness and a wave of environmental laws. 50 years later we are fighting to protect our climate and our future. Many leaders on the front lines can be found in religious and indigenous communities.
On this 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, Faith for Earth is partnering with the Parliament of World’s religions on this global…
Updated on 7 April 2020: Conference postponed
In Early 2019, Faith for Earth, organized with EU-DEVCO a capacity building workshop for EU staff members on Climate Change and Religions. The workshop resulted in an agreement to hold an international conference in Brussels on the role of religions, religion leaders and Faith-Based Organizations in combating climate change.
World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. It aims to draw attention to the threats faced by migratory birds, their ecological importance, and the need for international cooperation to conserve them.
Globally, around 25% of all animal and plant species are threatened with extinction. This year the International Day for Biological Diversity is targeted towards raising awareness and building momentum on the importance of biodiversity as well as global issues on biodiversity loss, in the lead up to the United Nations Biodiversity Conference.
13:30- 15:30 Geneva time International Environment House 1, Geneva, Room TBD
The Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint/Lead Paint Alliance Advisory Council meets twice a year. The first 2019 Advisory Council meeting was held in May.
On 30 July at 13:30 CEST/GMT+2 (Geneva time), UN Environment will be hosting a webinar on Undertaking Oil-Contaminated Site Assessments (register here). This Executive Webinar introduces the goals and procedures for oil-contaminated site assessments (CSA), identifying and describing the properties and weathering of oil in different environments, the types and sources of contamination, and…
Friday 10 May 14:30- 16:30 Geneva time - Teleconference meeting
The Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint/Lead Paint Alliance Advisory Council meets twice a year. The first 2019 Advisory Council meeting was held in May, the next will be convened in November.
Side-event of UN Environment Chemicals and Health Branch in collaboration with the Basel Rotterdam and Stockholm (BRS) Conventions Secretariat.
Key stakeholders including the World Health Organization, the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, the International Lead Association, Pure Earth and the Global Battery Alliance, updated the participants on the best…
The fifth Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW 2019) will be held from 4 to 8 February 2019 at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Geneva.
In collaboration with the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit and UNHCR, UN Environment’s Crisis Management Branch will host an event on Improving humanitarian outcomes by mapping and managing environmental risks.
From 21 to 27 October 2018, the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week will provide an opportunity for organizations and institutions around the world to focus attention on lead. ILPPW takes place every year. The theme of this year's week of action is the need for individuals, civil society organizations, industry and governments to work together to ban lead paint.
The XXI Meeting of the Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 9-12 October 2018.
In this session, the ministers followed up on the agreements signed at the XX Meeting of the forum, which took place in Cartagena, Colombia, in March 2016.
The ministers addressed priority issues of the 33 countries of the…
13:30- 15:30 Geneva time WHO Headquarters, Geneva, Building L – L18 (ground floor) By WEBEX
The Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint/Lead Paint Alliance Advisory Council meets twice a year. The first 2018 Advisory Council meeting was held in April, the next will be convened in September.
UN Environment provided a formal briefing and an informal lunch session on the Lead Paint Alliance for Permanent Missions in Geneva as part of a Chemicals and Waste Briefing sponsored by the Geneva Environment Network. The briefing consisted of a panel of representatives from UN Environment, the World Health Organization, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, IPEN – a partner NGO of the…
The conference call took place on Thursday 19th April 2018 and lasted from 13:00 to 15:00 Geneva's time. The meeting was opened by UN Environment and WHO as co-secretariats of the Lead Paint Alliance, followed by welcome remarks by the USEPA, Chair of the Lead Paint Alliance. The purpose of the meeting was to to inform the Alliance Advisory Council on progress and to invite them to share their…