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2010-05-03 15:31
World Environment Day (WED) 2010 aims to be the biggest, most widely celebrated, global day for positive, environmental action ever. Commemorated on 5 June since 1972, WED is one of the principal vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide...
2010-04-26 13:56
So how will the United Nations celebrate World Environment Day? This year the UN will use WED (Saturday, 5 June 2010) to highlight the progress that’s been made internally to move the UN-family towards greater sustainability, whilst also pushing for...
2010-04-01 14:40
Over the period of a few months in autumn 2008, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) drafted its 2009/10 Climate Neutral Policy, completed a first inventory of greenhouse gas emissions, set measurable emissions-reduction...
2010-04-01 00:00
The Universal Postal Union (UPU) has been actively reducing its climate footprint since 2005, when it established the Environment and Sustainable Development Project Group and adopted an environmental policy A key area for emissions reductions at...
2010-04-01 00:00
The new World Meteorlogical Organization (WMO) headquarters building reflects the organization’s commitment to environmental protection and energy efficient management. A system of Canadian wells runs vertically through the building, through which...
2010-04-01 00:00
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) headquarters in Montreal obtained Canada’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Certification for Existing Buildings (LEEDEB) in 2007. ICAO’s headquarters is the first UN premise...
2010-04-01 00:00
The UN Secretariat Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) is in the process of implementing ICT Guidelines for Greening and Environmental Sustainability for the Secretariat. The guidelines, developed as part of the ICT Fast...
2010-04-01 00:00
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has been actively promoting an environmentally friendly work culture in its buildings in Bangkok since 2002
2010-04-01 00:00
Plans for a Green One UN House in Hanoi say a lot about the aspirations of the United Nations. The energy-saving and wider environmental credentials of the building itself, the future home for all 16 branches of the UN family working in Vietnam,...
2010-04-01 00:00
Podgorica has never had anything like it. And the ultra-green UN building that is going up in the city is an exciting new project for the United Nations too. Designed to be completely self-sufficient in energy, it's the first zero emissions office...