Sustaining peace in an era of climate change

by Eva Bortolotti and Annika Erickson-Pearson The Environmental Committee (EC) brought the emerging debate on the intertwined paths of climate change and security to the Geneva Peace Week stage on the 7th November 2018.  The panel discussion, organized at the Palais de Nations in collaboration with the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO), saw a largeContinue reading “Sustaining peace in an era of climate change”

The EC visits the International Environmental House of Geneva

by Victoria Gonzalez Last month, on the 16th of November, the Environmental Committee had the opportunity to visit the International Environmental House of Geneva. We were hosted by the Geneva Environment Network which connects over 75 organization in and around Geneva; providing many internship and job opportunities in the sector. After learning the history ofContinue reading “The EC visits the International Environmental House of Geneva”

The EC community

By Roberta Maggi, Committee Member On my first day at the Graduate Institute, back in September 2017, I distinctly remember being in the Auditorium Pictet, and seeing the then-President of the Environmental Committee Marc Weilenmann come on stage to talk about the EC’s relevance and impact at the Institute. My immediate thought was, “Wow, it’sContinue reading “The EC community”

2017 Welcome Speech

With the end of the academic year fast approaching, here’s a throw-back to the beginning of the year so you can see how far we’ve all come!

The previous President of the Environmental Committee, Marc Weilenmann, gave this speech at the orientation day of current Interdisciplinary Masters students. It inspired many students at the institute to get involved with the Environmental Committee, and hopefully it will inspire you too!

Photo Competition Results!

During Swiss Sustainability Week we held a photo competition! Themed after “Natural Habitats – Celebrate Diversity” here are all the photos! We were very proud to display everyones beautiful work! In case you didn’t hear, the winner were: 1st – Lubna Allam 2nd – Yui Chiu 3rd – Narayan Nathani But in the end they areContinue reading “Photo Competition Results!”

The Private Sector and Sustainability. A New Way Forward?

ANNA ZAMPA COMMITTEE MEMBER On the 16th of March the Environmental Committee of the Graduate Institute has hosted its final event for the Swiss Sustainability Week, titled ‘The Private Sector and Sustainability. A New Way Forward?’. It consisted of a keynote speech delivered by the Executive Director of UNITAR, mr. Nikhil Seth and a panel discussion ledContinue reading “The Private Sector and Sustainability. A New Way Forward?”

Chasing Ice: Film and Panel

ROBERTA MAGGI COMMITTEE MEMBER On March 22nd, as an extension of the Swiss Sustainability Week, the EC organised a screening of the award-winning documentary ‘Chasing Ice’, followed by a panel discussion and wine reception. Stunning and powerful imagery, interesting panelists and free wine were the order of the day. ‘Chasing Ice’ is the story of oneContinue reading “Chasing Ice: Film and Panel”

Swiss Sustainability Week – Photo Contest

Have you been to some spectacular destinations during the holidays? Or you just happen to live in the most magical place on Earth? Do you have some pictures that need to be shared with the world? If your answer is yes don’t miss the chance to participate to the EC photo exhibit during the SwissContinue reading “Swiss Sustainability Week – Photo Contest”