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Fri 18/11/16
The World Bank leads international development organizations in sustainability disclosures by linking environmental and social impacts of its corporate activities to the Sustainable Development Goals. The World Bank’s commitment to sustainable...
Fri 18/11/16
The United Nations has appointed Red, the leader of the “Angry Birds” mobile game characters, as an envoy to inspire climate action toward a sustainable and happier future for all.
Thu 17/11/16
UNOPS has received its second gold level from the world's leading purchasing and supply association for best practice in sustainable procurement. UNOPS is the only United Nations organization – and one of only five organizations in the world – to...
Mon 07/11/16
The United Nations emitted 2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent in 2015, according to the organization's annual report of its greenhouse gas emissions.
Mon 31/10/16
System-wide efforts to 'green the blue' were recognised this week in the UN Secretary General's Staff Awards. A team led by UN Environment staff has clinched the 2016 Secretary-General Award for “Greening the UN”, one of this year’s four categories...
Fri 28/10/16
System-wide efforts to 'green the blue' were recognised this week in UN Secretary General's Staff Awards. The team behind Greening the Blue, including the Sustainable United Nations (SUN) team and the Issue Management Group (IMG) on Environmental...
Fri 21/10/16
ITU's Deputy Secretary-General has inaugurated ITU’s newest bike parking solution, a covered-rack next to ITU’s HQ Tower in Geneva. The rack was co-funded by ITU Mobility, a group of ITU staff championing sustainable commuting, including by...
Fri 21/10/16
Waste management is one of the key aspects the ILO is targeting to reduce its negative impact on the environment. As part of the organization’s efforts to measure and assess waste practices within its offices worldwide, the 2015 waste data was...
Tue 18/10/16
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and United Nations Environment have welcomed the landmark deal struck on 15th October 2016 by nearly 200 countries to reduce the emissions of potent chemicals used in air conditioners and refrigerators – a move that...
Mon 17/10/16
The second session of the United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA-2) took place at the UN Environment (UNEP) Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya in May 2016. The five day conference was geared at being a carbon neutral, paperless and plastic bottle...
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