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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.
Thu 05/06/14
We’ve been thrilled, moved and inspired by the wonderful stories you’ve sent us about your small island experiences in response to this year’s World Environment Day initiative from Greening the Blue.Many weeks ago we invited you to send us 150 words...
Fri 30/05/14
This interview originally appeared on the UN News Centre Les Casques bleus des Nations Unies au Mali ont une consigne claire: ils doivent s'efforcer de minimiser leur impact sur l'environnement. Et c'est la tâche de Sophie Ravier, chef de l'unité...
Fri 30/05/14
On World Environment Day 2014, the United Nations Volunteers programme and the Environment Unit in the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) are calling on all Mission staff to hand in their...
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