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Fri 20/09/19
The latest edition of the UN’s annual Greening the Blue report, which provides a snapshot of the UN System’s environmental impacts throughout 2018 and the activities underway to reduce them, shows that the UN emitted 2 million tonnes of carbon...
Fri 09/08/19
This initiative is part of a global campaign against plastic pollution, launched by Maria Fernanda Espinosa, UN General Assembly president, in December 2018. At the time, Espinosa admitted that she would like to “use the General Assembly president...
Tue 06/08/19
UN entities worldwide now have access to a new digital tool to design and implement their Environmental Management Systems (EMS). The UN EMS Toolkit was created with the specific needs of UN entities in mind - providing an online data management...
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...
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