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Thu 11/04/19
In February, the Languages Service (LS) of the Division of Conference Management at UNOG launched the EcoCorner, a sustainability project developed jointly by the Russian and the Spanish Translation Sections. This initiative aims at implementing SDG...
Tue 12/03/19
The UN Environment Latin America and the Caribbean Office, located in Panama City, works closely with the 33 countries of the region - including 16 Small Island Developing States, serving a population of about 588 million people. While the region is...
Wed 20/02/19
Did you know that UN Environment has been carbon neutral since January 2008? In fact, according the Greening the Blue Report 2018, 43 United Nations agencies are now carbon neutral, with 39% of the UN's reported greenhouse gas emissions being offset...
Fri 07/12/18
As the deadline for achieving the UN’s target to become climate neutral draws closer, the UN System has once again demonstrated its commitment to environmental sustainability. Introducing the 2018 edition of the Greening the Blue report, released...
Thu 01/11/18
Solid Waste Management in Nairobi, Kenya for World Habitat Day   On the UN compound in Nairobi one employee generates more than 200 kilograms of waste every year. An empty ballpoint pen, a used teabag, an old notepad – they all end up in our...
Wed 18/07/18
Each year, a staggering 8 million tons of plastic waste enters the world’s oceans. By 2050, it is estimated that oceans will contain more plastic by weight than fish. To be part of the solution to this problem, the United Nations Office at Geneva (...
Mon 16/07/18
This year’s theme for World Environment Day (WED) encouraged all of us to rethink our everyday choices.
Fri 29/06/18
The whole UN system came together to celebrate World Environment Day (WED) the first week of June, pledging to #BeatPlasticPollution. From installing water fountains to introducing a ban on all disposable catering items, UN organisations have been...
Tue 05/06/18
In recognition of the problems our planet and communities face as a result of the current plastic plague, the theme of World Environment Day (WED) 2018 is Beat Plastic Pollution. The aim is to raise awareness of the problems caused by plastic...
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....