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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...
Tue 22/11/16
In a new report analyzing the global climate between 2011-2015, the World Meteorological Organization – the United Nations system’s weather agency – found an increasingly visible human footprint on extreme weather and climate events with dangerous...
Tue 22/11/16
A first in Africa, COP 22 — with more than 22,000 participants — has been certified under the ISO 20121 standard for event sustainability management systems. ISO 20121 is an international standard, created by the International Organization for...
Fri 18/11/16
The World Bank leads international development organizations in sustainability disclosures by linking environmental and social impacts of its corporate activities to the Sustainable Development Goals. The World Bank’s commitment to sustainable...
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.
Thu 17/11/16
UNOPS has received its second gold level from the world's leading purchasing and supply association for best practice in sustainable procurement. UNOPS is the only United Nations organization – and one of only five organizations in the world – to...
Mon 07/11/16
The United Nations emitted 2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent in 2015, according to the organization's annual report of its greenhouse gas emissions.
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...
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