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”
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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”
The 2019 School-wide Sustainability Challenge
By Annika Erickson-Pearson A month ago, a couple of Environmental Committee members came to the rest of the group with an idea: what if we could do a sustainability or “green” challenge to educate and motivate our student body to take more sustainable actions in their everyday lives? Naturally, we loved the idea and jumpedContinue reading “The 2019 School-wide Sustainability Challenge”
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”
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”
EC Snowshoeing Trip!
KONSTANTIN SCHMID COMMITTEE MEMBER Unsatisfied with the winter in Geneva, just days before the Siberian cold hit the Lake Geneva shoreline, the EC decided to organise a trip to the nearby Jura to experience the Swiss winter as it had been promised to all those coming from near and afar to study together at theContinue reading “EC Snowshoeing Trip!”
Swiss Sustainability Week!
Next week the Environmental Committee is putting sustainability at the center of attention at The Graduate Institute!