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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.
Thu 16/12/10
Greening the Blue’s latest on-line poll asked if all UN staff should receive mandatory training on in-house sustainability practices. Exactly 275 votes were cast, and the results reveal that a huge majority - 95% - supports the idea of mandatory...
Mon 29/11/10
The UNDP’s project is Cyprus has become a model for embedding sustainability into both programmes and day-to-day operations. And as active supporters of Greening the Blue, they are keen to share their story with other UN colleagues around the world.
Wed 24/11/10
A new website launched by the World Bank shows that efforts to reduce its environmental footprint have succeeded in achieving major reductions in the institution’s resource consumption. Greenhouse gas emissions from the multilateral development bank...
Mon 11/10/10
Climate change has been and remains a top priority for the United Nations, whether it is for promoting concerted global action, bringing solutions that help people cope with climate impacts, or in finding out the best climate science available....