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Wed 02/07/14
Driven by a desire to make their projects and operations environmentally responsible, the UN Volunteers (UNV) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) teams in Ecuador used World Environment Day as the occasion to launch their greening...
Thu 06/03/14
Blessing Ezeibe-Nweke, head of administration of Ethiopia's Country Office (CO), was reviewing Ethiopia's latest greenhouse gas footprints when she noticed a conspicuous trend – carbon emissions were on the rise. When Blessing told country director...
Thu 27/02/14
The United Nations today released details of its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for 2012 in the 5th annual edition of the publication - Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN. The report provides details on the emissions from 64 UN system organizations...
Tue 08/10/13
ITU marked this year’s European Mobility week by inviting staff to “go green” and stay healthy by changing their travel habits and exploring Geneva by bicycle.
Tue 30/07/13
A record number of UN staff in Geneva signed up this year for the 2013 edition of "Bike to Work". The Swiss initiative, launched in 2006 to promote cycling in the corporate world, was particularly successful this year: 1,602 companies, including the...
Thu 25/04/13
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) travels from New York to Washington, D.C., by train, opting for rail over flying to reduce his carbon footprint.
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...
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...
Thu 26/07/12
The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) hit the road in June as part of the 2012 'Bike to work' campaign.  Record numbers of UNOG staff participated with 48 teams being formed from 178 participants.  By cycling to work each day...
Tue 20/03/12
Audio and video conferencing are often seen as ‘second- best' alternatives to meeting face to face, but when the WFP Ombudsman's office needed to reach staff in more than 30 countries to raise awareness on conflict and dispute resolution, there was...