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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...
Wed 23/07/14
Calling all youth passionate about climate change and health! Young people can sometimes feel that their vision for a healthier planet is not heard - even during international political talks on climate change and human health. The International...
Wed 23/07/14
This article first appeared on the UNDP website.   The United Nations system in China teamed up with China Bicycle Association (CBA) and other partners to promote an environmentally-friendly transport mode with a cycling event around the...
Wed 16/07/14
The United Nations Office at Geneva celebrated record levels of participation in this years ‘Bike to work’ campaign. The week long initiative saw 64 teams and a total of 240 participants taking part. This is an increase on 61 teams and 229...
Fri 11/07/14
Staff with the UN climate change secretariat are as of today signing up to an innovative campaign aimed at promoting a long term vision of a climate neutral world while generating useful funding for vulnerable communities. The campaign involves...
Wed 02/07/14
Driven by a desire to make their projects and operations environmentally responsible, the UN Volunteers (UNV) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) teams in Ecuador used World Environment Day as the occasion to launch their greening...
Tue 24/06/14
The first session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) of the United Nations Environment Programme is now officially underway at the UNEP headquarters in Nairobi. The session will run from 23 - 27 June and is attended by more than 1,200...
Wed 18/06/14
UN staff working on the new Green One UN House in Vietnam have had some good news. The building’s solar Photo-Voltaic energy system will be connected to the national grid, thereby increasing the proportion of clean energy in the Vietnamese energy...
Wed 11/06/14
For the second year in a row, UNOPS has purchased certified emission reduction (CER) units to offset the greenhouse gas emissions generated by its office activities around the world. This year, more than 14,500 CERs were purchased to cover UNOPS...
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.
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