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Tue 02/07/19
Last week, UNFCU announced the release of its 2018 sustainability report (PDF). Underlining how sustainability has become a business priority, UNFCU achieved seven out of eight 2020 goals by 2018. Chief among these was maintaining 100% carbon...
Wed 26/06/19
This year's theme of World Environment Day - Air Pollution - was observed at the UN Gigiri Compound in Nairobi on 7 June 2019 (5 June being a public holiday in Kenya to celebrate the end of the Holy month of Ramadhan).
Wed 22/05/19
Starting in June, UNHQ will remove single-use plastics and replace them with more environmentally-friendly alternatives. This will be most apparent in the cafeteria facilities. If you work in UNHQ, get ready for some big changes…
Fri 10/05/19
The UN’s Chief Executive Board for Coordination endorsed the UN’s first Strategy for Sustainability Management in the UN system. The strategy, which covers the years 2020-2030, builds on existing achievements achieved via the UN-wide Greening the...
Fri 10/05/19
The heads of the UN entities have agreed on ambitious and concrete steps to address climate change in advance of the September Climate Action Summit.
Thu 11/04/19
In February, the Languages Service (LS) of the Division of Conference Management at UNOG launched the EcoCorner, a sustainability project developed jointly by the Russian and the Spanish Translation Sections. This initiative aims at implementing SDG...
Fri 29/03/19
This Saturday, 30 March, from 8.30pm to 9.30pm local time, millions of individuals, governments, organisations and landmarks are going to be switching off their lights for Earth Hour. This global initiative, which is organised by WWF, aims to raise...
Tue 12/03/19
The UN Environment Latin America and the Caribbean Office, located in Panama City, works closely with the 33 countries of the region - including 16 Small Island Developing States, serving a population of about 588 million people. While the region is...
Wed 20/02/19
Did you know that UN Environment has been carbon neutral since January 2008? In fact, according the Greening the Blue Report 2018, 43 United Nations agencies are now carbon neutral, with 39% of the UN's reported greenhouse gas emissions being offset...
Wed 13/02/19
In an effort to further improve the environmental performance of Green One UN House in Viet Nam, a paper recycling initiative was introduced by its Facilities Manager. Since 2016, staff have been gathering used paper from the building’s copy centres...
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