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Tue 07/11/17
According to the latest edition of the Greening the Blue report, launched 2 November, the UN generated 554kg of waste per capita in 2016. In terms of waste management, only 30% of the waste produced at UN facilities was repurposed (i.e....
Thu 02/11/17
According to the latest edition of the Greening the Blue report, released today, a record number of United Nations entities – 39 – were climate neutral for 2016.  The Greening the Blue report, the UN’s annual report on its environmental impacts...
Tue 15/08/17
“Be the Change Week”, an initiative by the Department of Public Information to invite all staff to take the Sustainability Challenge, may have ended but the challenge continues! 
Thu 06/07/17
Michael Jenkins is no stranger to getting his hands dirty. Growing up in rural New Zealand, he took part in growing his own food from an early age, planting his first garden of radishes at four years old. During school vacations, he also worked on a...
Mon 12/06/17
  Monday 5th June was World Environment Day, and what a day it was. This year’s celebrations saw a whole host of activities all around the world, including lots of announcements and events, including the launch of the new greening strategy for...
Tue 06/06/17
On 5 June, hundreds of people including women, youth, Government of Sudan officials and UNAMID staff gathered at El Fasher Maternity Hospital to mark World Environment Day, under the theme “Connecting People to Nature”.
Sun 14/05/17
World Environment Day is about more than just thinking about the relationship between humankind and nature. It’s about actually getting outdoors and experiencing what our surrounding environment has to offer us - immersing ourselves in the natural...
Thu 15/12/16
On the eve of the recent UNIDO 50th anniversary week, the Vienna International Centre (VIC) inaugurated a state-of-the-art energy data centre donated by Switzerland. The data centre replaced the World Clock, also a Swiss gift, which the VIC received...
Thu 08/12/16
As of July 2016, UNOPS Office in Accra has achieved an 80% decrease in paper consumption, compared to previous months. What had triggered such an impressive change? The achievement came after the Office received the prestigious ISO 14001...
Tue 06/12/16
Underscoring the importance of environmental protection and management in the work of peacekeeping missions, the United Nations Department of Field Support has launched a new strategy to maximize its peace operations' efficiency in the use of...