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Wed 13/02/19
In an effort to further improve the environmental performance of Green One UN House in Viet Nam, a paper recycling initiative was introduced by its Facilities Manager. Since 2016, staff have been gathering used paper from the building’s copy centres...
Mon 11/02/19
For humanitarian logisticians, moving lifesaving goods to the world’s most remote, complex and hardest-to-reach communities is a daily task. But when goods arrive, what happens to the waste? In countries that don’t have recycling facilities – or...
Fri 07/12/18
As the deadline for achieving the UN’s target to become climate neutral draws closer, the UN System has once again demonstrated its commitment to environmental sustainability. Introducing the 2018 edition of the Greening the Blue report, released...
Wed 05/12/18
From 2 until 14 December In Katowice, Poland, the 24th Conference of the Parties to the Unites Ntions Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) is taking place. As part of the overall sustainability strategy of the UN Climate Change...
Thu 01/11/18
Solid Waste Management in Nairobi, Kenya for World Habitat Day   On the UN compound in Nairobi one employee generates more than 200 kilograms of waste every year. An empty ballpoint pen, a used teabag, an old notepad – they all end up in our...
Wed 18/07/18
Each year, a staggering 8 million tons of plastic waste enters the world’s oceans. By 2050, it is estimated that oceans will contain more plastic by weight than fish. To be part of the solution to this problem, the United Nations Office at Geneva (...
Mon 16/07/18
This year’s theme for World Environment Day (WED) encouraged all of us to rethink our everyday choices.
Fri 29/06/18
The whole UN system came together to celebrate World Environment Day (WED) the first week of June, pledging to #BeatPlasticPollution. From installing water fountains to introducing a ban on all disposable catering items, UN organisations have been...
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,...
Tue 05/06/18
In recognition of the problems our planet and communities face as a result of the current plastic plague, the theme of World Environment Day (WED) 2018 is Beat Plastic Pollution. The aim is to raise awareness of the problems caused by plastic...