Environmental Governance & Policy-Making

Lead the Change

Make an impact and contribute to solving some of todays' most pressing environmental challenges


Who is this programme for?


Senior executives and mid-career leaders from all sectors and backgrounds who want to

  • Make a positive contribution to some of the world's most pressing challenges
  • Reinvent their professional path and make a tangible impact
  • Easily navigate the complexities of environmental governance
  • Join the Graduate Institute network of 13'000 alumni, and 110 nationalities from all 5 continents for ExecEd only

Who are our past participants?

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Programme highlights
 

5 leadership skills

Partnership building | Multidimensional negotiation | Strategic foresight | Influence | Advocacy

5 focus areas

Global environmental governance | Food | Water | Climate change | Energy

2 degrees

Upgrade from the Executive Certificate to an Executive Master
 

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Our network
 

Speakers

Academia | Governments | Business | NGOs | Scientific experts

The 2017 edition of ENV welcomed more than 40 speakers from all over the world!

Guest speakers have included:

  • Scott Foster, Director, Sustainable Energy Division, UNECE
  • Bertrand Gacon, Head of Impact, Banque Lombard Odier
  • Martha Rojas-Urrego, Secretary General, Ramsar Convention
  • Maria Neira, Director, Department on Environment And Health, WHO
  • János Pásztor, Former United Nations Assistant Secretary General on Climate Change, UN
  • Steven Stone, Chief, Economy And Trade Branch, UNEP
  • Peter White, COO, World Business Council For Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
  • John Ingram, Food Systems Programme Leader, Environmental Change Institute, University Of Oxford
  • Christophe Lecureuil, Executive Director, European Centre for Public Affairs


Alumni network

13'000 Graduate Institute alumni | 110 nationalities for ExEd alumni only

ENV alumni come from all sectors, continents and backgrounds:

  • Deputy Director, Office of the Environment - Canton of Geneva, CH
  • Director, Policy and External Relations Cluster - WWF International, CH
  • Head Sustainable Productivity for Latin America - Syngenta, Brazil
  • Project Manager - Veolia, France
  • Coordinator, Donor Relations - ILO, CH
  • Regional Advisor - ICRC, Sri Lanka
  • Economic Policy Officer - UNECE, CH
  • Project Manager - UNDP, Somalia
  • Senior Policy Advisor - National Department of Env. Affairs, South Africa

 

Staff

 

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Valérie d'Hoedt Meyer

PROGRAMME DIRECTOR

Director of Academic Development, Executive Education
valerie.dhoedt-meyer@graduateinstitute.ch

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Bio

Valérie D’Hoedt Meyer is Director of Academic Development for the Executive Education of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.  She is in charge with the development of innovative programmes and pedagogical tools, as well as the building of academic partnerships for Executive Education. She has developed and organised programmes and seminars for a wide array of stakeholders including governments, civil society and the private sector. Valérie is practicing and teaching a number of methodologies and skills fostering societal innovation, including foresight. Her research and teaching concentrate on processes of global governance, with a specific focus on environmental governance. On the latter, Valérie also holds the position of Programme Director of the Executive Certificate in Environmental Governance offered by the Graduate Institute.
Before joining Executive Education, she was Research and Training Officer at the Centre for Applied Studies in International Negotiations (CASIN), Geneva, Switzerland. Valérie started her career as Legal Advisor for the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs before joining the European Space Agency office in the Netherlands in the same capacity.
She holds an LL.M. in European and International Law from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London and a B.A. in law from Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium.

 

     
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Jorge E. Viñuales

ACADEMIC ADVISOR

Harold Samuel Professor of Law and Environmental Policy, University of Cambridge & Adjunct Professor of International Law, Graduate Institute
jorge.vinuales@graduateinstitute.ch

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Bio

Jorge E. Viñuales is the Harold Samuel Professor of Law and Environmental Policy at the University of Cambridge and the Director of the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG). Previously, he held the Pictet Chair of International Environmental Law at the Graduate Institute. He is a specialist in public international law, particularly as it concerns the regulation of the environment, foreign investment and energy. He has published widely in his areas of specialisation and in public international law at large, including most recently The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development. A Commentary (Oxford University Press, 2015), International Environmental Law (Cambridge University Press, 2015, with P.-M. Dupuy), The Foundations of International Investment Law (Oxford University Press, 2014, co-edited with Z. Douglas and J. Pauwelyn) and Foreign Investment and the Environment in International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2012 and 2015). Professor Viñuales has wide experience as a practitioner. He regularly advises companies, governments, international organisations and non-governmental organisations in matters concerning international law.