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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...
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...
Wed 18/07/18
Each year, a staggering 8 million tons of plastic waste enters the world’s oceans. By 2050, it is estimated that oceans will contain more plastic by weight than fish. To be part of the solution to this problem, the United Nations Office at Geneva (...
Mon 16/07/18
This year’s theme for World Environment Day (WED) encouraged all of us to rethink our everyday choices.
Fri 29/06/18
The whole UN system came together to celebrate World Environment Day (WED) the first week of June, pledging to #BeatPlasticPollution. From installing water fountains to introducing a ban on all disposable catering items, UN organisations have been...
Wed 20/06/18
UNFCU released its 2017 Sustainability Report (PDF) last week, highlighting the strong progress it is making towards its 2020 sustainability goals. Among its eight goals, UNFCU maintained carbon neutrality even while increasing its membership,...
Tue 05/06/18
In recognition of the problems our planet and communities face as a result of the current plastic plague, the theme of World Environment Day (WED) 2018 is Beat Plastic Pollution. The aim is to raise awareness of the problems caused by plastic...
Fri 01/06/18
The city of Goma, which lies along the eastern edge of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has for decades been a hub of humanitarian operations in response to conflicts and natural disasters in the region, including neighbouring Rwanda. The capital...
Mon 23/04/18
Nature is essential to Madagascar’s identity. Mention the country and it will undoubtedly evoke discussions about its wildlife, natural richness or unique flora. Madagascar’s unique biodiversity is shaped by its origins: the prehistoric break-up of...
Mon 05/03/18
Greening the Blue has launched a new campaign designed to improve waste management practices in UN offices around the world.Mainstreaming sustainable resource management, including reforming our approach to waste management, is a cross-cutting issue...