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Thu 18/06/15
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the papal encyclical released by Pope Francis which highlights that climate change is one of the principal challenges facing humanity, and that it is a moral issue requiring respectful dialogue with all...
Mon 15/06/15
The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) signed a new Environmental Commitment Charter on the occasion of the World Environment Day on 5th June 2015. This is a key step towards improving the UN compound’s environmental sustainability and an...
Tue 26/05/15
World Environment Day 2015 is fast approaching and, as in previous years, Greening the Blue is running it's own campaign directed at UN staff, consultants and interns.
Mon 30/03/15
The United Nations went dark on Saturday evening as the Organization shut off the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of 'Earth Hour,' an annual global event raising awareness...
Wed 25/03/15
It’s time! Once again UNEP seeks to make the biggest global call and mobilization for action on 5 June, World Environment Day (WED).  And YOU have the chance to decide what our slogan will be.The theme this year focuses on how the well-being of...
Tue 24/03/15
With extreme weather and changing climatic patterns taking a heavier toll on the planet, mitigating and adapting to them remains “among the great tests of our time,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday, as he stressed the need for timely,...
Thu 26/02/15
In 2013, the United Nations emitted about 1.7 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent - the same as 155,109 homes in the United States - according to the organization's annual publication dedicated to reporting its own impact on climate change. The sixth...
Mon 23/02/15
  In just three months since launching, more than 30% of UNEP staff have completed the Greening the Blue tutorial on sustainabiity management and they're giving it rave reviews. The tutorial - which was developed by UNEP in partnership...
Thu 12/02/15
IFAD has flipped the switch to power up the solar panels on the rooftop of their headquarter offices in Rome.
Tue 10/02/15
Climate change is one of the biggest global challenges we face, and tackling this issue requires completely rethinking the way we live, work and do business.
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