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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.
Wed 20/06/18
UNFCU released its 2017 Sustainability Report (PDF) last week, highlighting the strong progress it is making towards its 2020 sustainability goals. Among its eight goals, UNFCU maintained carbon neutrality even while increasing its membership,...
Mon 13/11/17
The World Bank aspires to lead by example as it safeguards the wellbeing of its staff as well as the ecosystems, communities, and economies in which it works. Recognising the need for greater and lasting actions, the World Bank developed a Corporate...
Thu 02/11/17
According to the latest edition of the Greening the Blue report, released today, a record number of United Nations entities – 39 – were climate neutral for 2016.  The Greening the Blue report, the UN’s annual report on its environmental impacts...
Wed 12/07/17
On July 6th, at the FAO Conference in Rome, FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN) launched its new Corporate Environmental Responsibility Strategy 2017-2020, which analyses the organization’s current environmental performance and...
Thu 01/06/17
Thousands of Syrian families will now be able to light up their homes, charge their phones and chill their food by solar power, as Jordan’s Azraq camp becomes the first refugee camp in the world to be powered by renewable energy. 
Tue 30/05/17
  Following up from last week's interview with Director of UNOPS Procurement, Patricia Moser, Greening the Blue looks into what UNOPS is doing to improve the way they do sustainable procurement.
Tue 23/05/17
To mark the start of a series of profiles on UN sustainable procurement champions, Greening the Blue met with Patricia Moser, Director of the Procurement Group at UNOPS, to find out more about the UN's approach to sustainable procurements. Here's...
Wed 03/08/16
The United Nations Department of Field Support (DFS) announced today that its Global Service Centre (GSC) has been awarded the ISO 14001:2015 certification on environmental management.