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UNECE World Environment Day

5 June 2015

Geneva, Switzerland, Salle XIV



World Environment Day 2015

Seven Billion Dreams.  One Planet.  Consume with Care.

World Environment Day (WED) is the biggest, most globally celebrated day for positive environmental action.

The WED theme this year is  "Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care." Living within planetary boundaries is the most promising strategy for ensuring a healthy future. We need to educate people so they realize that rising rates of natural resource use and the environmental impacts that occur are not a necessary by-product of economic growth.

To celebrate WED 2015, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe has organized a policy debate with eminent representatives of academia and international diplomacy, followed by the screening of a documentary and the opening of a cartoon exhibition.


Please join us at the Palais des Nations in Geneva in Room XIV on 5 June!



12.30-13.00    Cocktail reception            
13.00-13.20Opening remarks

Mr. Michael Møller, Acting Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva

H.E Ambassador Mukhtar Tileuberdi, Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan, UNECE Chair

H.E Ambassador Raimonds Jansons, Permanent Representative of Latvia, UNECE Vice-Chair 

13.20-13.40Keynote Address Climate change: where we are, where we may be going

Prof. Martin Beniston
University of Geneva

13.40-14.30Screening of documentary
Déchets — Honourable Mention, Festival du Film Vert Suisse 2015

Ms. Kate Amiguet
Documentarist, Switzerland

14.30-15.00Opening of cartoon exhibition 
(until 19 June)
Environment in change

Mr. Tom Tirabosco
Cartoonist, Switzerland


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