Ahead of the ninth "Environment for Europe" Ministerial Conference, to be held in Nicosia, Cyprus, from 5 to 7 October 2022, this event will look at 30 years of achievement of this process, which started more than 30 years ago, with the convening of the first Pan-European Conference of Ministers of the Environment at Dobříš Castle, in Czechoslovakia.
About this Event
The “Environment for Europe” process started more than 30 years ago, with the convening of the first Pan-European Conference of Ministers of the Environment at Dobříš Castle, in Czechoslovakia.
The Minister of the Environment of the former Czechoslovakia, Josef Vavroušek, invited the Ministers of the Environment of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to a meeting, in June 1991. The event was also attended by the President of the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic, H.E. Václav Havel, the President of the Swiss Confederation, H.E. Flavio Cotti, as well as the Commissioner for Environment of the Commission of the European Communities and representatives from various UN institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations.
The Conference aimed at establishing a new “European Environmental Space” after the end of the East-West division of Europe. It resulted in a document summarizing the Conclusions of the Conference, in which various issues of great importance to the further development of the "Environment for Europe" process, providing a framework of regional initiatives that resulted with the adoption of a number of important environmental instruments.
Three decades later, this event will look back at the visionary initiative and the achievements of the process, a few days ahead of the next Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference.
This event is organized by the UNEP Geneva Environment Network Secretariat, UNECE and the Czech Republic.
For online attendance, please join the Youtube streaming available on the webpage of the event.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONCERNING ACCESS AND BADGES
Please note that from Monday, 5 September 2022 until the end of May 2023, Pregny Gate will be closed. During the entire renovation period, please take note of the different locations to obtain access badges to the Palais des Nations.
For conference participants, media, NGOs and members of Permanent Missions:
Villa Les Feuillantines
Avenue de la Paix 13, 1211 Genève 10
Weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4.45 p.m.
Following the issuance of a badge, access to the Palais des Nations will be through the Peace Gate “bis”, a new temporary access screening point. Please refer to the following plans indicating the location of Villa Les Feuillantines and how to access the premises through the Peace Gate "bis".