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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...
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).
Tue 21/07/15
Dancing dragons and beating drums welcomed the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as he inaugurated the first green certified UN House in Viet Nam earlier this year. This was an auspicious opening for the much anticipated Green One UN House in Ha Noi...
Wed 02/07/14
Driven by a desire to make their projects and operations environmentally responsible, the UN Volunteers (UNV) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) teams in Ecuador used World Environment Day as the occasion to launch their greening...
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...
Thu 13/03/14
This story first appeared on: http://www.un.org.me/news/942/127/UN-AGENCIES-UNDER-ONE-ROOF-IN-MONTENEGRO President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović and Deputy UN Secretary-General Jan Eliasson officially opened the UN Eco building, the first of its...
Thu 27/02/14
The United Nations today released details of its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for 2012 in the 5th annual edition of the publication - Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN. The report provides details on the emissions from 64 UN system organizations...
Wed 05/02/14
The new headquarters of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany, has seen a 60% reduction in its electricity consumption following extensive renovations.