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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 21/07/10
The University for Peace Centre for Executive Education is returning to London to offer a two-day intensive workshop on sustainable organizations on 7-8 October 2010.
Tue 15/06/10
The General Assembly President elect for the sixty-fifth session today named ‘environmental governance’ in his list of priorities for his tenure. The full details of the press conference are below:
Thu 01/04/10
Cutting down on travel can make a big difference to the carbon footprint of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). That's why its directors, leading from the top, agreed to commit themselves to cutting their own travel by as...
Thu 01/04/10
Videoconferencing is becoming a key resource in the drive to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), where a climate neutral initiative has set the goal of a 20% cut in emissions by 2020...
Thu 01/04/10
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 (...
Thu 01/04/10
Personal engagement at the top can be crucial in making an organization's policies, its staff behaviour and its whole ethos more sustainable. As Executive Coordinator of United Nations Volunteers (UNV) since February 2008, Flavia Pansieri has not...
Thu 01/04/10
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...
Thu 01/04/10
Operating on only a small budget, an easily replicated 'green' awareness-raising initiative at the UN Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) could serve as a showcase for the entire UN system.
Thu 01/04/10
A lot of paper has been saved since the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) introduced its electronic workflow system. The switchover has also saved staff from a seemingly ever growing burden of paperwork.