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Wed 20/02/19
Did you know that UN Environment has been carbon neutral since January 2008? In fact, according the Greening the Blue Report 2018, 43 United Nations agencies are now carbon neutral, with 39% of the UN's reported greenhouse gas emissions being offset...
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...
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...
Wed 08/08/18
The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) receives the gold level from the world's leading purchasing and supply association for the third time and remains the only UN organization to achieve this honour.
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...
Thu 11/01/18
The Corporate Environmental Responsibility (CER) Report 2017 monitors the environmental impacts of FAO’s facilities and operations in 2016, as well as reduction efforts implemented at headquarters and decentralized offices in 2017. 
Tue 19/12/17
Early in December, some 4,000 people including 110 Ministers and 2 Heads of State attended the 2017 United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA). The overarching theme of this year’s UNEA was pollution, with the aim to deliver a number of commitments...
Tue 05/12/17
Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in our society. Over time, companies and organisations are becoming more and more aware of the fact that there is no alternative to sustainable development, which brings benefits not only to society...
Sun 23/07/17
Procurement is finally being recognised as one of the most powerful instrument for organizations to achieve their sustainability objectives, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This was likely one of the drivers behind the...