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26 February 2020, 17:30-19:00

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Supporting Environmental Defenders: How can we Mobilize the International Community?

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As a global hub of international diplomacy, how can the international community in Geneva be mobilized to help protect environmental defenders and civic spaces?

This event, organized in the context of the international conference ‘Towards a Geneva Road Map: Responding to the Needs of the Environmental Civil Society and Defenders’, combines testimonies from environmental defenders with recent academic analysis and responses from high-level representatives from International Geneva and the Mayor of Geneva.

Panelists

  • Grethel Aguilar, Director-General of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Yves Flückiger, Rector, University of Geneva
  • Sandrine Salerno, Mayor of Geneva
  • Environmental defenders from around the world
  • Civil society representatives

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Location

Palais Eynard, Rue de la Croix-rouge 4, 1204 Geneva

Access

Public Transports

Trams 12 et 18: stop Place Neuve

Trams 15: stop Plainpalais or Cirque

Bus 3, 5 et 36: stop Palais-Eynard

Bus 7: stop Athénée

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