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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...
Wed 31/03/10
Over 30,000 participants poured into Copenhagen from 192 countries all round the world in December 2009 for the United Nations Climate Change Conference. Tens of thousands more, however, did not need to go there in person – or add thousands of...
Wed 31/03/10
Videoconferencing is becoming a key resource in the drive to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), where a climate neutral initiative has set the goal of a 20% cut in emissions by 2020...