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Wed 22/02/17
“Humanitarian response, sustainable development, and sustaining peace are three sides of the same triangle” – UN Secretary-General António Guterres. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) aims to mainstream environmental management across its...
Fri 29/07/16
[Article written by: Jean Philippe Decraene] After an innovative procurement process, FAO has upgraded nearly all corridor lighting around the headquarters buildings. This project will save the Organization approximately USD 71,000 per year and...
Fri 08/07/16
[Article written by: Jean Philippe Decraene] 2016 has begun under the sign of corporate environmental responsibility for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Thu 30/06/16
The UNDP office in the city of Bukavu now generates all the electricity it needs via a solar-powered system. A total of 105 solar panels feed 96 batteries which produce 4.5Mwh – enough to power the entire building. The system, which has an expected...
Mon 30/03/15
The United Nations went dark on Saturday evening as the Organization shut off the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of 'Earth Hour,' an annual global event raising awareness...
Thu 12/02/15
IFAD has flipped the switch to power up the solar panels on the rooftop of their headquarter offices in Rome.
Wed 18/06/14
UN staff working on the new Green One UN House in Vietnam have had some good news. The building’s solar Photo-Voltaic energy system will be connected to the national grid, thereby increasing the proportion of clean energy in the Vietnamese energy...
Fri 06/06/14
To mark World Environment Day 2014 UN Agencies in Uganda switched off lights and other electrical appliances as a demonstration of their commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Tue 27/05/14
Andy Cole, Climate Neutral Officer at the World Food Programme, explains the dramatic impact awareness raising efforts have had in reducing WFP’s greenhouse gas emissions and costs in Senegal, and outlines the steps necessary to running a successful...
Wed 26/03/14
In new estimates released yesterday, WHO reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died - one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air...