News

Mon 03/12/12
Scientists agree that climate change is 'unequivocal' and induced by man’s activity. The UN's Environment Programme reported in November 2012 that greenhouse gases are 14% above where they need to be in 2020 for temperature rises to remain below 2C...
Fri 02/11/12
"A sustainable building for a sustainable future in Latin America and the Caribbean"That's the way the design for the new UN Hub in Latin America is being described. The new building which will hold more than 700 staff from at least 14 UN...
Fri 15/07/11
The World Bank has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold Certification for two of its Washington office buildings from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Mon 07/03/11
When the United Nations outgrew the office accommodation at its 140-acre Gigiri compound in Nairobi, it was clear that any new building had to meet several challenges head-on. It needed to be energy and water efficient, to reduce and recycle, and to...
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 01/09/10
In addition to alleviating global hunger, the World Food Programme (WFP) is also contributing to efforts to create a more sustainable United Nations. WFP’s Armenia office provides an excellent example of WFPs approach: using energy efficiency and...
Thu 22/07/10
Beth Pe’Och from UNOG has written an article in UN Special about office plants and their value to our well-being.She cites several pieces of research and reports which highlight the positive impacts that indoor plants can have on health, in reducing...
Wed 21/07/10
The US Mission to the UN in Geneva will be greening their grounds in August with the help from nine carefully selected landscape architecture students. The collaborative project is sponsored by the US mission and the American Society of Landscape...
Wed 31/03/10
WFP's Armenia office had a dilemma; their ageing, inefficient air conditioning system needed replacing. On offer were a cheap unit that uses the coolant Freon, which causes holes in the Ozone layer of the Earth's atmosphere, or a more expensive unit...
Wed 31/03/10
Environmental issues such as competition for dwindling or lucrative resources often lie at the heart of conflict. Conflict in turn can devastate habitats, making recovery to sustainable peace a hard road. Recently, peacekeeping mandates have begun...