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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...
Wed 06/04/16
The UNEP/MAP-Barcelona Convention Secretariat succeeded in cutting its paper consumption by 85% during the 19th ordinary meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention held in Athens from 9 to 12 February 2016, as compared to its...
Tue 23/09/14
The questions for the heads of state and government and their entourages who plan to attend the Climate Summit in New York were a bit more personal than they’re used to getting from conference organizers. What airport are they leaving from? Which...
Fri 29/08/14
The Government of Samoa and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) are committed to making the forthcoming Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States an exemplar of sustainable behavior. The...
Mon 21/10/13
An Alliance of some of the world’s leading Health organizations are joining forces in collaboration with WHO to organize a one-day Climate and Health Summit in Warsaw, in parallel with COP19.  
Wed 17/07/13
In recent years UNFCCC have been implementing a number of paper-reduction initiatives as part of ongoing efforts to make climate talks more sustainable. The most recent meeting succeeded in reducing total paper usage by a staggering 72%.A total of 1...
Wed 23/01/13
What is the best way to choose your meeting location?  The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has just the thing for you: a "Green Meetings Calculator." Here’s the thing.  You are organizing a meeting that will be attended by...
Wed 05/12/12
ICAO have launched a new Green Meetings Calculator.  The on-line tool is designed to assist UN organizations in reducing their carbon emissions from work related air travel to attend meetings.  The software works by generating an...
Mon 03/12/12
Scientists agree that climate change is 'unequivocal' and induced by man’s activity. The UN's Environment Programme reported in November 2012 that greenhouse gases are 14% above where they need to be in 2020 for temperature rises to remain below 2C...
Tue 06/11/12
In May this year Greening the Blue reported on the savings achieved during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), Rio+20, thanks to the UN’s new PaperSmart initiative.Through the use of new PaperSmart technology the...