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Fri 18/11/16
The United Nations has appointed Red, the leader of the “Angry Birds” mobile game characters, as an envoy to inspire climate action toward a sustainable and happier future for all.
Mon 31/10/16
System-wide efforts to 'green the blue' were recognised this week in the UN Secretary General's Staff Awards. A team led by UN Environment staff has clinched the 2016 Secretary-General Award for “Greening the UN”, one of this year’s four categories...
Fri 28/10/16
System-wide efforts to 'green the blue' were recognised this week in UN Secretary General's Staff Awards. The team behind Greening the Blue, including the Sustainable United Nations (SUN) team and the Issue Management Group (IMG) on Environmental...
Thu 02/06/16
As they work towards reducing their environmental footprint, the World Food Programme (WFP) in Tanzania has been making small changes to their levels of consumption, with great effect. The initiatives started three years ago, when the organisation...
Mon 19/10/15
 Around 100 colleagues and their familes from the Rome based UN agencies (IFAD, FAO, WFP, IDLO and Bioversity International) joined forces at the Caffarella Park in Rome for the annual Clean Up the World Day on Saturday 19 September. Building...
Mon 23/02/15
In just three months since launching, more than 30% of UNEP staff have completed the Greening the Blue tutorial on sustainabiity management and they're giving it rave reviews. The tutorial - which was developed by UNEP in partnership with UNDP...
Tue 14/10/14
More than 100 colleagues from the Rome based UN Agencies were joined by friends and family to do their bit for Clean Up The World Day on Saturday 27 September
Wed 06/08/14
The UN has launched its first on-line sustainability tutorial for all UN staff. The hour-long tutorial shows efforts to measure and reduce the UN’s greenhouse gas emissions, and ways in which individual UN staff can contribute through small...
Fri 06/06/14
To mark World Environment Day 2014 UN Agencies in Uganda switched off lights and other electrical appliances as a demonstration of their commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Thu 05/06/14
We’ve been thrilled, moved and inspired by the wonderful stories you’ve sent us about your small island experiences in response to this year’s World Environment Day initiative from Greening the Blue.Many weeks ago we invited you to send us 150 words...