News

Thu 12/02/15
IFAD has flipped the switch to power up the solar panels on the rooftop of their headquarter offices in Rome.
Wed 18/06/14
UN staff working on the new Green One UN House in Vietnam have had some good news. The building’s solar Photo-Voltaic energy system will be connected to the national grid, thereby increasing the proportion of clean energy in the Vietnamese energy...
Fri 06/06/14
To mark World Environment Day 2014 UN Agencies in Uganda switched off lights and other electrical appliances as a demonstration of their commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Tue 27/05/14
Andy Cole, Climate Neutral Officer at the World Food Programme, explains the dramatic impact awareness raising efforts have had in reducing WFP’s greenhouse gas emissions and costs in Senegal, and outlines the steps necessary to running a successful...
Wed 26/03/14
In new estimates released yesterday, WHO reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died - one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air...
Thu 27/02/14
The United Nations today released details of its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for 2012 in the 5th annual edition of the publication - Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN. The report provides details on the emissions from 64 UN system organizations...
Wed 27/11/13
UNOPS has recently launched a new UN Web Buy catalogue of photovoltaic (PV) power equipment and systems in another step towards helping the United Nations and its partners achieve climate neutrality. 
Mon 16/09/13
Over the last two years power outages in Eritrea have been very erratic, thus adversely affecting the operations of the UN system in Eritrea. Though some UN agencies own standby generators, this has not helped to alleviate the problem. The reason is...
Mon 28/03/11
We've just received this image of the United Nations Headquarters in New York, taken on Saturday evening.  You might be wondering what's going on. Why are all the lights off? Has there been a power cut? Has the UN been shut down? What's...
Mon 20/12/10
Global environmental problems sometimes appear to be beyond our control as individuals. The reality is that UN staff can contribute a lot in their day-to-day lives to building a more sustainable world – beginning in their own organizations.