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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...
Tue 10/02/15
Climate change is one of the biggest global challenges we face, and tackling this issue requires completely rethinking the way we live, work and do business.
Tue 30/09/14
UNFCCC has launched a new website www.climateneutralnow.org where individuals and businesses can pledge to go climate neutral by December 2015.Launching the website, Christiana Figueres Executive Secretary of the UN Climate Change Secretariat, has...
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...