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Tue 23/09/14
The questions for the heads of state and government and their entourages who plan to attend the Climate Summit in New York were a bit more personal than they’re used to getting from conference organizers. What airport are they leaving from? Which...
Fri 29/08/14
The Government of Samoa and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) are committed to making the forthcoming Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States an exemplar of sustainable behavior. The...
Fri 11/07/14
Staff with the UN climate change secretariat are as of today signing up to an innovative campaign aimed at promoting a long term vision of a climate neutral world while generating useful funding for vulnerable communities. The campaign involves...
Wed 11/06/14
For the second year in a row, UNOPS has purchased certified emission reduction (CER) units to offset the greenhouse gas emissions generated by its office activities around the world. This year, more than 14,500 CERs were purchased to cover UNOPS...
Fri 05/04/13
A new wind farm in India and waste management project in Colombia are set to benefit from a new partnership to offset the carbon emissions of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS...
Wed 20/02/13
A recent article in a UK newspaper, The Independent, expresses surprise and disappointment that the UN doesn’t offset its carbon emissions. The article, It’s time to offset the UN’s carbon footprint, notes that “the UN created the world’s most...
Fri 30/11/12
The UNFCCC secretariat has agreed with the Adaptation Fund Board and its trustee, the World Bank, to buy and cancel, on regular basis, Adaptation Fund Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) to offset the GHG footprint remaining after its emission...
Tue 27/09/11
The vast potential of grasslands to support sustainable livelihoods while trapping atmospheric carbon and helping slow down global warming is one step closer to being realised. Large swathes of the world's grasslands are moderately to severely...
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...
Wed 04/08/10
An informal poll on the UN’s new Greening the Blue website shows that a majority of visitors to the site are in favor of the UN purchasing offsets. 59% of respondents replied ‘Yes’ to the question “Should the UN purchase carbon offsets?”, whilst 41...