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Europe Gears up for WED 2014

Here are just a few examples of what UNEP in Europe has lined up for WED 2014. For more information, go to http://unepineurope.org  

Green Up in Brussels

Tens of thousands of attendees will learn about eco-living tips, climate change and sea level trends at this year’s World Environment Day (WED) celebrations, organized by the Brussels Ministry of Environment (IBGE) every year at the Parc Cinquantennaire. The Green Up campaign, led by UNEP Brussels, will be providing recycling, energy efficiency advice and talk about this year’s WED theme. Maps provided by the Africa, Caribbean, Pacific Group (ACP) will illustrate the adverse effects of climate change on Small Island Developing States (SIDS).  The UNEP office in Brussels is partnering with UNRIC and the ACP Secretariat on this event.  Read more »

Island Exhibit and Roundtable in Geneva
Islands -- and the challenges they face amidst climate change -- will be the focus at the popular lakeside gathering place of Bains des Pâquis on the 4th of June. Families will learn about this year’s theme as the pools will be transformed into an archipelago of islands. Artificial islands will be set up in the swimming zone, where everyone can take pictures and learn about small island challenges. Local and international partners, both from the civil society and the public sector, will also set up booths to display their work alongside exhibits on climate change and small islands.

WED celebrations will continue at the annual roundtable event at the International Environment House on the 6th of June in Geneva. Every year, the roundtable organized by the Geneva Environment Network for WED gathers  attendees working on environmental issues. This year the panel discussion will be focused on small islands, climate change and disaster reduction. The day will be capped by a reception hosted by the Swiss government. Read more »

WED Forum in Sarajevo
In Sarajevo, UNEP and UNDP will jointly organize an environmental forum at the UN House on  5th June on climate change, genetic resources and biodiversity. This will be followed by a reception to be co-hosted by the Austrian Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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