Nothing will happen without communities: The role of NGOs in strengthening environmental health

Wednesday 4 May 14.00

Room C

In English and in French


Environmental degradation is having an increasing impact on human health. Although scientific evidence is accumulating and awareness is growing in society, the necessary changes are slow in coming.

Civil society is not standing still and many old and new associations are making their voices heard and taking concrete action. Like the activists who made progress in the fight against HIV in the 1990s, the movement could come from the communities themselves.

This session will highlight the role of 5 organisations, each of which in its own way has decided to take action.


Diana Rizzolio
Geneva Environment Network


Philippe Chamaret
Institut ecocitoyen
André Cicolella
Réseau Environnement Santé
Mallory Guyon
Collectif Coll’Air Pur Santé de la vallée de l’Arve
Sonja Hediger
Doctor for Extinction Rebelion
Olena Zotova
Réseau d’action pour la santé durable du Québec

This session is organized with the support of