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. 

CIES’ work in brief:

Located in the heart of International Geneva, the CIES' mission is to conduct high-level academic research to improve the quality of decision making in public and private spheres. 


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CIES Faculty Members 


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

Tipping or turning point? Towards a Nature-positive society by 2030


CIES Geneva Dialogue with WWF Director General, Marco Lambertini 

18 October 2021

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 systems

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

Covid-19 and Climate Change: Lessons and Challenges

TrumP: Climate Change and Climate policy


In a presentation at Maison de la Paix, professor Susanna Hecht warned that Donald Trump’s policies on the environment and climate change will produce serious global repercussions.

CIES 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


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.