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Good morning, this is Kasmira. As Cop27 in Egypt enters its second week, some 12,000 km east, a different summit focused on protecting the planet’s species gets underway in Panama today.

For Ivonne Higuero, head of the Geneva-based global convention on the trade in endangered species, the world is at a "crossroads" and needs to do some serious reflection on how it is going to tackle the environmental crisis.

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Ivonne Higuero, secretary general of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Panama City for its 19th Conference of Parties.(Credit: CITES)

🦈 Wanted: wild ambitions for safeguarding the world's plants and animals. Cop19, the main decision-making body of the Geneva-based Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), is taking place in Panama from 14 until 25 November. Its secretary general Ivonne Higuero tells Geneva Solutions that the timing of this year’s conference is more critical than ever. “Of course, there's always an emergency dealing with the environment. We've had a lot of issues going on in the last decades, but we are really at a crossroads right now."

Geneva Solutions (EN)

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📌 14 November | Between ukraine and eternity: governing nuclear weapons for the next seventy years. For the next 30 to 70 years, nuclear weapons states plan to continue to rely on nuclear weapons for national and international security while nonetheless facing crises such as the one involving Russian nuclear threats in the context of the war in Ukraine. Based on his recent book Rethinking Nuclear Weapons Choices, Benoît Pelopidas interrogates the legitimacy of nuclear strategies.

The Graduate Institute (EN)

📌 18 November | Climathon Geneva 2022. The fourth edition of this climathon, organised by Impact Hub Geneva, aims to bring motivated people together to find solutions to climate issues. Participation is free and open to everyone in English and French. The challenge will focus on: how to raise awareness and communicate in order to promote the Geneva actors involved in climate issues?

Impact Hub Geneva (FR)

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