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Fri 25/03/11
Tomorrow evening, at 8.30pm, lights will be go out across the world in celebration of Earth Hour. Earth Hour is a reminder to us all that we only have one planet Earth. And it’s an urgent message that we want to reduce the impact our energy system...
Thu 24/03/11
UNESCO - the UN organization for education, science and culture - has launched some handy new guidance for staff on how to be green. The Staff Guide to Greening is available in French and English and is being communicated to all 5000 UNESCO...
Wed 23/03/11
UN.org - the main website for the UN system - today launched a new web-page on its sustainability performance. The new web-page, which is currently available in English and French, provides information on the UN Climate Neutral Strategy and...
Tue 22/03/11
There were plenty of books, clothes, shoes, DVD’s and CD’s, of course. But also a crash course in Italian for beginners, a home printer, original necklaces from the Gambia and a bright pink hula hoop. These are some of the items available at UNEP's...
Fri 11/03/11
Yesterday saw the 4th meeting of Issue Management Group (IMG) on Sustainability Management. The IMG includes representatives from most UN organizations and meets regularly to discuss implementation of the UN Climate Neutral Strategy and wider issues...
Mon 07/03/11
When the United Nations outgrew the office accommodation at its 140-acre Gigiri compound in Nairobi, it was clear that any new building had to meet several challenges head-on. It needed to be energy and water efficient, to reduce and recycle, and to...
Wed 02/03/11
The growing population of the planet (four fold in the past 100 years) is placing a strain on the ability of the world’s agricultural production to meet the nutritional needs of the entire global population. Rising food prices, increasing...
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...
Mon 21/02/11
The Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today opened the UNEP 2011 Governing Council meeting in Nairobi and commited to make it a green meeting.
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