Achim Steiner, Executive Director of UNEP, outlines the work that is underway to make the UN more sustainable in an article for the Rio+20 edition of the UN Chronicle. Here are the opening paragraphs"Reputation is a key asset for any organization,...
Between 20th - 22nd June world leaders will meet in Rio de Janerio for the second United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. Twenty years on from the original conference, against a background of rising global populations and climate...
Over the last four months UN staff from around the world have been making pledges for World Environment Day. So far over 400 people have signed up to more than 460 actions which will help to reduce their daily greenhouse gas emissions....
The staff at UNESCO are being encouraged to explore their inner film director by making short “greening” films on their cell phones and video cameras.Staff are being asked to submit 30 second – 1 minute video clips which raise awareness of how staff...
Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, Director General of UNIDO and Chair of UN-Energy was in London, England last night to present the keynote address at the Ashden Awards – the world’s leading green energy prize. And staff from the Greening the Blue team were...
A fine example of Greening the Blue at the United Nations is the ISPS Secretariat's initative of 'PaperSmart' meetings at the United Nations. The simulation of which was successfully carried out in the General Assembly Hall on 18 May 2012. (UN...
UN staff are being invited to make a pledge in the run up to World Environment Day (5 June) 2012.
UNHQ is marking the International Year of Sustainability Energy for All in style. As of May 2012, the vast bulk of electricity used at UNHQ in New York will be powered by renewable energy.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has today released the findings of a two-year analysis of how peacekeeping missions around the world affect, and are affected by, natural resources and the broader environment.
The UN today launched its third annual ‘Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN’ report, detailing the UN’s greenhouse gas emissions for 2010 and it’s ongoing efforts to measure and reduce them.