Centre for International Environmental Studies

The Centre is dedicated to the better understanding of the social, economic and political facets of global problems related to the environment.

Established in 2010, the Centre for International Environmental Studies (CIES) is the Graduate Institute's focal point for research on environmental issues. The centre is dedicated to the better understanding of the social, legal, economic and political facets of global problems related to the environment, with an emphasis on the international dimension and the North-South relations. The centre addresses complex problems such as climate change, biodiversity, food security, energy, natural resources and development.

The CIES has four research programme areas - Environmental Governance; Climate Change, Energy and Innovation; Resources and Development; and Agrarian Environment and Food Systems, whose activities are centered around: 

The CIES' mission is to conduct high-level academic research to improve the quality of decision making in public and private spheres. This goal is achieved by creating a platform for researchers to conduct interdisciplinary research on the environment, by providing training to PhD students in specialised areas of research and by disseminating research results through outreach activities targeted to academic experts and policymakers.

CIES is part of a number of academic networks and partners with academic institutions and stakeholders worldwide. Located in the heart of International Geneva, CIES regularly hosts workshops and conferences that bring together researchers and policy-makers.

The CIES organises a number of seminars in resource and development economics, interdisciplinary lunch seminars, and internal interdisciplinary seminars. 

Open position: Administrative Coordinator (80%)

CIES is hiring!

CIES is looking for an enthusiastic and skilled administrative coordinator to join the team. We look forward to receiving your application!
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Selection of past events

Strange Natures: conservation in the era of synthetic biology

Strange Natures: conservation in the era of synthetic biology

 

CIES Geneva Dialogue with Prof Bill Adams, Claudio Segré Chair of Conservation and Development.

27 May 2021

Biodiversity in our food system

Biodiversity in our food system

REPLACING GDP BY 2030: Towards a common language for the well-being and sustainability community

"REPLACING GDP BY 2030: Towards a common language for the well-being and sustainability community"

CIES E-seminar: Covid-19 and Climate Change: Lessons and Challenges

Covid-19 and Climate Change: Lessons and Challenges

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From left to right: Shaila Seshia Galvin, James Hollway, Joëlle Noailly, Susanna Hecht, Liliana Andonova, Christophe Gironde, Amalia Ribi Forclaz, Anne Saab, Timothy Swanson  and Andhina Kusumawidjaja. 

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Annual Report 2020

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Centre for International Environmental Studies
Maison de la paix
Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2A
Petal 1, 8th floor
Case Postale 1672
CH-1211 Genève 1

Email: cies@graduateinstitute.ch

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The Maison de la paix is located at Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2A, on the corner of Avenue de France. You may take tram 15 until stop Maison de la paix or, alternatively, it is a few minutes’ walk from Place des Nations.