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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...
Fri 30/05/14
On World Environment Day 2014, the United Nations Volunteers programme and the Environment Unit in the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) are calling on all Mission staff to hand in their...
Tue 27/05/14
Andy Cole, Climate Neutral Officer at the World Food Programme, explains the dramatic impact awareness raising efforts have had in reducing WFP’s greenhouse gas emissions and costs in Senegal, and outlines the steps necessary to running a successful...
Thu 10/04/14
Meat was off the menu at UNOG last month in order to promote an international initiative which has not only environmental benefits but health ones too. For the International Day without Meat and in the context of the Greening the Blue, all...
Fri 04/04/14
UN staff, diplomats and citizens of Geneva gathered at Palais des Nations on 21 March, the International Day of Forests, for a dance performance advocating the linkages between sustainable fashion and sustainable forest management.
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 09/01/14
They may not have won, but the two other finalists in the greening category of the 2013 edition of the UN 21 awards also deserve a mention.Modular Waste Water Treatment Plants in the fieldA milestone towards the greening of peacekeeping missions was...