News

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....
Mon 06/09/10
Less air travel, more e-conferences and ‘green meetings’ to catalyze climate neutral strategyThe United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is today publishing an ambitious new strategy to reduce its carbon footprint and pave the way towards a zero...
Wed 01/09/10
In addition to alleviating global hunger, the World Food Programme (WFP) is also contributing to efforts to create a more sustainable United Nations. WFP’s Armenia office provides an excellent example of WFPs approach: using energy efficiency and...
Mon 14/06/10
The in-house greening team at the United Nations Environment Programme, known as Step-by-Step, has awarded its annual prize for the greenest UNEP office.And this year’s winner is…. the New York office.
Thu 01/04/10
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...
Thu 01/04/10
WFP's Armenia office had a dilemma; their ageing, inefficient air conditioning system needed replacing. On offer were a cheap unit that uses the coolant Freon, which causes holes in the Ozone layer of the Earth's atmosphere, or a more expensive unit...