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Wed 22/01/14
With the beginning of 2014, the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) saw the implementation of a new catering contract. Preparations for this tender started as early as 2012 with the objective of incorporating a number of green requirements and to...
Wed 15/01/14
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is using its influence to ensure its suppliers are doing all they can to reduce their environmental footprint. 2013 saw the launch of UNFPA’s Green Procurement Strategy which introduces an environmental...
Thu 05/07/12
WFP's logistics team in Chad plays a key role in keeping the truck and light vehicle fleet on the road so that food gets delivered where and when it is needed.  But maintaining vehicles in top shape has a down side - it creates lots of waste....
Wed 02/03/11
The growing population of the planet (four fold in the past 100 years) is placing a strain on the ability of the world’s agricultural production to meet the nutritional needs of the entire global population. Rising food prices, increasing...
Tue 25/01/11
Rising oil prices, tighter environmental legislation and growing consumer awareness are already making their mark on one of the most carbon hungry industries of them all - the motor industry. In a sign of the times, vehicle manufacturers are now...
Mon 20/12/10
Global environmental problems sometimes appear to be beyond our control as individuals. The reality is that UN staff can contribute a lot in their day-to-day lives to building a more sustainable world – beginning in their own organizations.
Mon 29/11/10
The UNDP’s project is Cyprus has become a model for embedding sustainability into both programmes and day-to-day operations. And as active supporters of Greening the Blue, they are keen to share their story with other UN colleagues around the world.
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...
Wed 31/03/10
The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world, often in some of the...
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...