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Fri 09/08/19
This initiative is part of a global campaign against plastic pollution, launched by Maria Fernanda Espinosa, UN General Assembly president, in December 2018. At the time, Espinosa admitted that she would like to “use the General Assembly president...
Wed 22/05/19
Starting in June, UNHQ will remove single-use plastics and replace them with more environmentally-friendly alternatives. This will be most apparent in the cafeteria facilities. If you work in UNHQ, get ready for some big changes…
Thu 11/04/19
In February, the Languages Service (LS) of the Division of Conference Management at UNOG launched the EcoCorner, a sustainability project developed jointly by the Russian and the Spanish Translation Sections. This initiative aims at implementing SDG...
Tue 12/03/19
The UN Environment Latin America and the Caribbean Office, located in Panama City, works closely with the 33 countries of the region - including 16 Small Island Developing States, serving a population of about 588 million people. While the region is...
Wed 20/02/19
Did you know that UN Environment has been carbon neutral since January 2008? In fact, according the Greening the Blue Report 2018, 43 United Nations agencies are now carbon neutral, with 39% of the UN's reported greenhouse gas emissions being offset...
Wed 13/02/19
In an effort to further improve the environmental performance of Green One UN House in Viet Nam, a paper recycling initiative was introduced by its Facilities Manager. Since 2016, staff have been gathering used paper from the building’s copy centres...
Mon 11/02/19
For humanitarian logisticians, moving lifesaving goods to the world’s most remote, complex and hardest-to-reach communities is a daily task. But when goods arrive, what happens to the waste? In countries that don’t have recycling facilities – or...
Fri 07/12/18
As the deadline for achieving the UN’s target to become climate neutral draws closer, the UN System has once again demonstrated its commitment to environmental sustainability. Introducing the 2018 edition of the Greening the Blue report, released...
Wed 05/12/18
From 2 until 14 December In Katowice, Poland, the 24th Conference of the Parties to the Unites Ntions Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) is taking place. As part of the overall sustainability strategy of the UN Climate Change...
Thu 01/11/18
Solid Waste Management in Nairobi, Kenya for World Habitat Day   On the UN compound in Nairobi one employee generates more than 200 kilograms of waste every year. An empty ballpoint pen, a used teabag, an old notepad – they all end up in our...