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Thu 11/01/18
The Corporate Environmental Responsibility (CER) Report 2017 monitors the environmental impacts of FAO’s facilities and operations in 2016, as well as reduction efforts implemented at headquarters and decentralized offices in 2017. 
Tue 19/12/17
Early in December, some 4,000 people including 110 Ministers and 2 Heads of State attended the 2017 United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA). The overarching theme of this year’s UNEA was pollution, with the aim to deliver a number of commitments...
Thu 02/11/17
According to the latest edition of the Greening the Blue report, released today, a record number of United Nations entities – 39 – were climate neutral for 2016.  The Greening the Blue report, the UN’s annual report on its environmental impacts...
Fri 20/10/17
The UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn (COP23, 6 – 17 November) is designed to increase climate action and more sustainable development at all levels of society. The organizers of COP23 are walking the talk –the conference will be made sustainable...
Wed 12/07/17
On July 6th, at the FAO Conference in Rome, FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN) launched its new Corporate Environmental Responsibility Strategy 2017-2020, which analyses the organization’s current environmental performance and...
Fri 20/01/17
Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on the UN to tackle climate change by measuring and reducing emissions, and offsetting any emissions that cannot be reduced. UNOPS has made a firm commitment to excel in this effort. In 2015, UNOPS...
Wed 25/05/16
Shortly after the international community adopted a historic agreement to combat climate change, one of the largest UN compounds demonstrates how to walk the talk and achieves climate neutrality.  
Thu 21/04/16
For the second year running, the UNEP Ozone Secretariat has measured the carbon footprint of all operations and meetings held under the Montreal Protocol - and offset the full amount of greenhouse gases emitted - for 2015.
Thu 24/09/15
The World Food Programme (WFP) has achieved climate neutralily, a major achievement considering the size of the agency and scale of its operations. From their Rome headquarters to their operations in Afghanistan, WFP has been measuring greenhouse...
Mon 21/09/15
Information provided by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Sustainable United Nations team shows that the United Nations (UN) system has offset 17% of its reported greenhouse gas emissions for 2013, a positive step towards meeting...