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2020-04-09 20:02
Did you know? Since October, a new photovoltaic system has been steadily producing energy at RAF. The inauguration of this solar energy system is the first in many steps to reduce the carbon footprint of the regional office, and is part of a...
2020-01-17 10:46
The Secretariat of the UN’s Convention for Biological Diversity (CBD) is continuing its long-standing support of a biodiversity initiative in Paraná, Brazil, ensuring hundreds of hectares of Atlantic Rainforest are restored and protected.The...
2020-01-06 17:05
This month FAO is celebrating the 1st year of operation of the solar PV system installed at FAO Djibouti! In line with the main objective of the FAO Corporate Environmental Responsibility Team to reduce its emissions and environmental impact, the...
2020-01-03 01:00
UNDP Bhutan has provided blankets to keep its staff warm at work as temperatures dip. This effort is the latest in a series of office-wide initiatives being taken to reduce our carbon footprint. UNDP Bhutan’s efforts to reduce energy consumption and...
2019-11-11 11:42
UNDP Tanzania has recently celebrated the adoption of clean energy with an installation of a Hybrid Solar Power System at the United Nations House in Dar es Salaam. This exemplary move towards renewable energy reaffirms UNDP’s role in spearheading...
2019-11-05 16:05
The UN General Assembly (A/RES/72/219) has endorsed the Secretary-General’s plan to integrate sustainable development practices into Secretariat-wide operations and facilities management. With this in mind, the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON...
2019-10-28 16:16
Over a period of three years, UN House in Namibia has made great strides in green energy and technological innovation. The office has installed a solar panel system on the roof of its building, acquired two electric vehicles (EV), and combined these...
2019-10-04 10:59
UNDP Brazil has done solid work on sustainable operations and greening initiatives, not only to promote a better work environment, but also to benefit from the efficiencies and cost-savings of actions. 
2019-09-25 10:29
The United Nations Secretariat has adopted a new 10-year Climate Action Plan aimed at transforming its operations to achieve a 45 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and sourcing 80 per cent of electricity from renewable energy by 2030....
2019-09-25 10:23
Major announcements by government and private sector leaders at the United Nations Climate Action Summit on 23 September boosted climate action momentum, and demonstrated growing recognition that the pace of climate action must be rapidly...