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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...
Wed 13/02/19
In an effort to further improve the environmental performance of Green One UN House in Viet Nam, a paper recycling initiative was introduced by its Facilities Manager. Since 2016, staff have been gathering used paper from the building’s copy centres...
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...
Fri 14/12/18
Earlier this week at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 24) in Poland, 15 international organisations jointly announced a commitment to make their operations climate neutral. The organisations will measure their greenhouse gas...
Fri 07/12/18
As the deadline for achieving the UN’s target to become climate neutral draws closer, the UN System has once again demonstrated its commitment to environmental sustainability. Introducing the 2018 edition of the Greening the Blue report, released...
Thu 06/12/18
Environmental degradation disproportionately impacts children, particularly in vulnerable communities. Adopting renewable energy sources like solar, especially in places that are at the front lines of climate change and suffering from high energy...
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...
Thu 01/11/18
Solid Waste Management in Nairobi, Kenya for World Habitat Day   On the UN compound in Nairobi one employee generates more than 200 kilograms of waste every year. An empty ballpoint pen, a used teabag, an old notepad – they all end up in our...
Fri 21/09/18
The Green One UN House (GOUNH) in Viet Nam was awarded the Leadership in Sustainable Design & Performance Award in the Institutional Category at the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) biennial Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building...
Fri 10/08/18
"If we want to protect forests and life on land, safeguard our oceans, create massive economic opportunities, prevent even more massive losses and improve the health and well-being of people and the planet, we have one simple option staring us in...
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