COP26: The Good, The Bad and The Realistic

By Alexandra Wenzel Repost from The Graduate Press Arriving in Glasgow last week for the 26th conference of the parties, or COP26, I did not know what would await me inside the venue of the Scottish Event Campus. In the weeks leading up to COP26, news outlets wrote about the conference as being our last chance to saveContinue reading “COP26: The Good, The Bad and The Realistic”

Geneva Peace Week 2021: Creating a Climate for Collaboration

By Mariam Kerfai Repost from The Graduate Press. The fourth day of the Geneva Peace Week (GPW) followed the thematic track of ‘Creating a Climate for Collaboration: Ways Forward for Environment, Climate Change, and Peace.’ I had the opportunity to attend two virtual workshops. The first, “Climate Change and Security in Somalia: A Practitioner’s Perspective”Continue reading “Geneva Peace Week 2021: Creating a Climate for Collaboration”

Starting the discussion: Is net zero missing the mark?

By Anna Ploeg Photography by Tania Malréchauffé The urgency to tackle climate change is rising, thereby marking this years’ COP26 in Glasgow as a “make or break year”. Combined with interrelated challenges put forth by the health pandemic, accelerating biodiversity loss and unprecedented natural disasters, countries must rise to the occasion and embrace their longContinue reading “Starting the discussion: Is net zero missing the mark?”

Recap of Sustainability Week Geneva 2021

The Sustainability Week Geneva (SWG) is a local student project and one of many such weeks organised around the country as part of Sustainability Week Switzerland. SWG 2021 was organised by student teams from the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute with an aim to re-center higher education institutions within sustainability debates.  Continuing theContinue reading “Recap of Sustainability Week Geneva 2021”

Geneva Peace Week 2020

Peace and Climate Action: Challenges and Opportunities from Latin America By Priscila Vazquez Geneva Peace Week is a leading forum in the peacebuilding calendar, gathering actors from around the world to connect and expand peace dialogues every November. The event highlights that every single person has a role to play in building peace and resolvingContinue reading “Geneva Peace Week 2020”

170 actions to combat climate change

During the school year 2019/2020, the Environmental Committee partnered up with the UN Geneva’s Perception Change Project. The mission of the PCP is to make information accessible while highlighting the role of Geneva based organizations in the promotion of the SDGs. The purpose of their 170 brochures series is to develop a list of tangibleContinue reading “170 actions to combat climate change”

Global Climate Strike for Future mobilized masses in Geneva on 15 March

By Maximilian Czekalla On Friday afternoon 15 of March, cars and public transport in Geneva downtown had to make space for a group of thousands of people protesting for climate action. As part of the movement “Global Climate Strike for Future”, a mixed crowd of mostly young, but also several older people, gathered in theContinue reading “Global Climate Strike for Future mobilized masses in Geneva on 15 March”

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”