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8th edition of Alternatiba, the festival of local climate initiatives

The 8th edition of the Alternatiba festival will take place in Parc des Bastions on Saturday 3 September 2022. More than 180 organisations, associations and companies active in fields as varied as responsible consumption, sustainable mobility and the social and solidarity-based economy. At the same time, conferences, films and debates, entertainment and plays will be organised from Monday 29 August.

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Alternatiba Genève

In recent years, the climate emergency has become a priority. Around the world, numerous public authorities have undertaken to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and implement the essential ecological transition. This is particularly the case of the City of Geneva, which adopted a bold climate strategy in February 2022.

Supported by the City of Geneva, the Alternatiba festival is a genuine showcase making it possible to reach an increasing number of inhabitants by demonstrating the ecological and social alternatives which exist.

Saturday 3 September in Parc des Bastions

This year, the festival will be held on Saturday 3 September from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Until 6 p.m., the public will have the chance to discover the organisations present and participate in numerous events, games or workshops. From 7 p.m., the public will be able to enjoy concerts. Throughout the day, organic and local food will also be available.

A cycle of conferences from 29 August to 3 September 

Alongside the festival, conferences, films and debates, entertainment and plays, organised from 29 August to 3 September, will enable young and old alike to discover, explore and be active.

Inauguration evening on Monday 29 August

Inauguration evening on Monday 29 August from 7 p.m.: What is required to bring about this change?

  • Welcoming address from Alfonso Gomez, Executive Councillor for the City of Geneva, René Longet, patron of Alternatiba and Randa El Boriny, the Festival Coordinator.
  • Discussion with Prof. Julia Steinberger (full professor at Unil, main author of the 3rd GIEC working group), Rob Hopkins (initiator of the international movement of Cities in Transition), Véronique Kampfen (Director of Communication of the Federation of Western Swiss companies), Vincent Subilia (General Manager of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and the Services of Geneva), moderated by Jonas Schneiter (journalist and radio host).
  • Comedy show by Thomas Wiesel

Information and programme

Full programme available on the Alternatiba websiteweb.

Contact

Céline Perino

Chargée de missions climat

Service Agenda 21 - ville durable

5, rue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville

1204

Genève

Suisse

Tél. Tél. +41 22 418 23 06

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Article modifié le 13.09.2022 à 08:07