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Tue 09/05/17
Ever wondered how you could eat sustainably while spoiling the palates of delegates during official workshops? Well, we have a little insight into a possible recipe for success…   UN Environment Asia and the Pacific, SIDA (Swedish...
Mon 10/04/17
The UN assistance mission in Afghanistan, UNAMA, has found a clever way to turn waste vehicle oil into heating fuel. Not only does this tackle the environmental issues relating to the disposal of used oil, it also improves working conditions for...
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
A lot of paper has been saved since the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) introduced its electronic workflow system. The switchover has also saved staff from a seemingly ever growing burden of paperwork. 
Thu 01/04/10
For eye-catching publicity, the 'Plastic Water Bottle Awareness Campaign' should win some sort of award. Dreamed up by a couple of concerned individuals at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, it also fits squarely with the agency's...
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
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