News

Wed 02/03/11
UN Peacekeeping has relaunched its website www.un.org/peacekeeping, which includes details of the approach taken by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Department of Field Support to sustainability.
Tue 22/02/11
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today announced that India will be the global host of World Environment Day 2011 (WED) on 5 June. This year's theme 'Forests: Nature at Your Service' underscores the intrinsic link between quality of...
Thu 03/02/11
Greening the Blue was recently approached by an intern who spent the summer working at UNHQ and wanted to share her experiences. Intrigued, we asked her to write an article for the website. Here it is:Interning at the UNHQ and living in New York...
Tue 01/02/11
From London to Sydney, New York and Singapore, people across the world will be joining WWF on 26 March 2011 to switch off their lights. It’s a reminder to us all that we only have one planet Earth. And it’s an urgent message that we want to reduce...
Fri 28/01/11
Long shifts at the wheel on rutted tracks or through the mud are all in a day’s work for a WFP driver. Whether transporting staff or supplies in the field, trawling through city traffic, or crossing deserts to visit remote project sites, WFP’s...
Mon 20/12/10
Global environmental problems sometimes appear to be beyond our control as individuals. The reality is that UN staff can contribute a lot in their day-to-day lives to building a more sustainable world – beginning in their own organizations.
Mon 20/12/10
In the spirit of Greening the UN, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has installed bicycles at its Geneva headquarters to facilitate the commuting of staff.
Mon 29/11/10
The UNDP’s project is Cyprus has become a model for embedding sustainability into both programmes and day-to-day operations. And as active supporters of Greening the Blue, they are keen to share their story with other UN colleagues around the world.
Wed 24/11/10
A new website launched by the World Bank shows that efforts to reduce its environmental footprint have succeeded in achieving major reductions in the institution’s resource consumption. Greenhouse gas emissions from the multilateral development bank...
Wed 10/11/10
As part of a concerted effort to 'green' UN peacekeeping operations, an intensive training programme for UN peacekeeping missions on environmental matters is taking place at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi.