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Mon 21/10/13
An Alliance of some of the world’s leading Health organizations are joining forces in collaboration with WHO to organize a one-day Climate and Health Summit in Warsaw, in parallel with COP19.  
Wed 17/07/13
In recent years UNFCCC have been implementing a number of paper-reduction initiatives as part of ongoing efforts to make climate talks more sustainable. The most recent meeting succeeded in reducing total paper usage by a staggering 72%.A total of 1...
Wed 23/01/13
What is the best way to choose your meeting location?  The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has just the thing for you: a "Green Meetings Calculator." Here’s the thing.  You are organizing a meeting that will be attended by...
Wed 05/12/12
ICAO have launched a new Green Meetings Calculator.  The on-line tool is designed to assist UN organizations in reducing their carbon emissions from work related air travel to attend meetings.  The software works by generating an...
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...
Tue 06/11/12
In May this year Greening the Blue reported on the savings achieved during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), Rio+20, thanks to the UN’s new PaperSmart initiative.Through the use of new PaperSmart technology the...
Thu 13/10/11
The first Green Standards Week took place in Rome, Italy, on 5-9 September, with a special focus on how information and communication standards can assist the transition to a green economy.
Mon 21/02/11
The Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today opened the UNEP 2011 Governing Council meeting in Nairobi and commited to make it a green meeting.
Mon 14/06/10
The in-house greening team at the United Nations Environment Programme, known as Step-by-Step, has awarded its annual prize for the greenest UNEP office.And this year’s winner is…. the New York office.
Wed 31/03/10
In one sense at least, the Copenhagen conference on climate change was a big success. The 13-day gathering in the Danish capital in December 2009 ended with an international accord that arguably fell well short of expectations in terms of a new...