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Fri 04/10/19
UNDP Brazil has done solid work on sustainable operations and greening initiatives, not only to promote a better work environment, but also to benefit from the efficiencies and cost-savings of actions. 
Wed 25/09/19
The United Nations Secretariat has adopted a new 10-year Climate Action Plan aimed at transforming its operations to achieve a 45 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and sourcing 80 per cent of electricity from renewable energy by 2030....
Wed 25/09/19
Major announcements by government and private sector leaders at the United Nations Climate Action Summit on 23 September boosted climate action momentum, and demonstrated growing recognition that the pace of climate action must be rapidly...
Mon 23/09/19
The landmark new report, which will be presented to the UN Climate Action Summit, underlines the glaring – and growing – gap between agreed targets to tackle global warming and the actual reality.
Fri 20/09/19
The latest edition of the UN’s annual Greening the Blue report, which provides a snapshot of the UN System’s environmental impacts throughout 2018 and the activities underway to reduce them, shows that the UN emitted 2 million tonnes of carbon...
Fri 09/08/19
This initiative is part of a global campaign against plastic pollution, launched by Maria Fernanda Espinosa, UN General Assembly president, in December 2018. At the time, Espinosa admitted that she would like to “use the General Assembly president...
Tue 06/08/19
UN entities worldwide now have access to a new digital tool to design and implement their Environmental Management Systems (EMS). The UN EMS Toolkit was created with the specific needs of UN entities in mind - providing an online data management...
Tue 02/07/19
Last week, UNFCU announced the release of its 2018 sustainability report (PDF). Underlining how sustainability has become a business priority, UNFCU achieved seven out of eight 2020 goals by 2018. Chief among these was maintaining 100% carbon...
Wed 26/06/19
This year's theme of World Environment Day - Air Pollution - was observed at the UN Gigiri Compound in Nairobi on 7 June 2019 (5 June being a public holiday in Kenya to celebrate the end of the Holy month of Ramadhan).
Wed 22/05/19
Starting in June, UNHQ will remove single-use plastics and replace them with more environmentally-friendly alternatives. This will be most apparent in the cafeteria facilities. If you work in UNHQ, get ready for some big changes…
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