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 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”

Chasing Coral – Movie Screening

ROBERTA MAGGI COMMITTEE MEMBER On the 12th of December 2017, the EC hosted its second movie screening of the academic year. Around twenty students gathered to watch the Netflix Original documentary Chasing Coral, produced and directed by Jeff Orlowski, and released in July 2017. The documentary features a team of divers, photographers and scientists setContinue reading “Chasing Coral – Movie Screening”

Trip to Environmental House

NADIA MONDINI & HANNES ZAISER As one of its initiatives aimed at giving Graduate Institute students closer insights into global environmental issues and careers in sustainability, the Environmental Committee last week organized a visit to the International Environment House. The Environment House, just twenty minutes by tram from Maison de la Paix, gathers 22 UNContinue reading “Trip to Environmental House”

Environmental Action Challenges

Faced with unprecedented sustainability challenges, environmental NGOs are key players in shaping both popular understanding and policy responses to urgnt topics such as biodiversity loss, climate change and deforestation. Simultaneously, their role is subject to intense debate by nation states, social movements and academics.