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Mon 21/02/11
The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released the Green Economy Report at its annual gathering of the world's environment ministers. The ground-breaking study outlines the public policy choices, urgent actions and investments needed to a global...
Wed 10/11/10
As part of a concerted effort to 'green' UN peacekeeping operations, an intensive training programme for UN peacekeeping missions on environmental matters is taking place at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi.
Thu 01/04/10
You would expect it to be green, and the International Environment House (IEH) doesn't disappoint. A recent USD 3.1 million retrofit has helped gain it the coveted MINERGIE certificate – a Swiss standard for building materials and energy efficiency...
Thu 01/04/10
After four years of preparation, in June 2008, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) moved into its new headquarters in Rome, uniting the formerly three IFAD locations to one. The aim was to reduce the organization’s impact on...
Thu 01/04/10
As a climate neutral organization from 1 January 2008, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) was one of the first UN organizations to commit to compensating for its emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG). When it came to compiling its GHG...
Thu 01/04/10
Alireza Ghaemi is head of Building Management Services (BMS) at the Vienna International Centre (VIC). More to the point, he's the man responsible for leading on the making this massive complex more sustainable, and pioneering an innovative...
Thu 01/04/10
Turning the UN Vienna International Centre (VIC) into a more sustainable workplace was a challenge on many fronts. Not least of these challenges was working out how to raise the funds.
Thu 01/04/10
Something had to be done about the UN Vienna International Centre (VIC). To put it bluntly, after 20 years of operation, it no longer came up to scratch. Its environmental performance left a lot to be desired.
Thu 01/04/10
One of the first UN organizations to get to grips with greenhouse gas emissions accounting, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has pioneered a procedure for offsetting the emissions it can't avoid. Having committed itself to become...
Thu 01/04/10
Getting the funding right, for the massive renovation project at the UN headquarters in New York, was one of the major challenges for the team running the so-called Capital Master Plan (CMP).