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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...
Wed 31/03/10
In one sense at least, the Copenhagen conference on climate change was a big success. The 13-day gathering in the Danish capital in December 2009 ended with an international accord that arguably fell well short of expectations in terms of a new...
Wed 31/03/10
Signing up to become climate neutral, and starting with a 'green' global conference, is like learning to swim by diving in the deep end. But that didn't deter the secretariat of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (...
Wed 31/03/10
What could be more appropriate than a native tree planting programme, for offsetting the carbon emissions of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD)? In fact the Montreal-based organization has been involved in two projects...
Wed 31/03/10
The United Nations is getting a grip on the greenhouse gases (GHG) it generates. In an unprecedented joint effort, the whole UN system has compiled an inventory of its annual emissions. The total – the equivalent of 1.7 million tonnes of carbon...