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Fri 23/09/16
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has declared that more than 55 countries have formally joined the Paris Agreement on climate change signed by world leaders this past April, officially crossing one of the two thresholds required to bring...
Wed 03/08/16
The United Nations Department of Field Support (DFS) announced today that its Global Service Centre (GSC) has been awarded the ISO 14001:2015 certification on environmental management.
Fri 29/07/16
[Article written by: Jean Philippe Decraene] After an innovative procurement process, FAO has upgraded nearly all corridor lighting around the headquarters buildings. This project will save the Organization approximately USD 71,000 per year and...
Tue 26/07/16
Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, team leader of the climate change and health team within WHO's Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, biked from Geneva to Paris to attend the Second Global Conference on Health and...
Fri 08/07/16
[Article written by: Jean Philippe Decraene] 2016 has begun under the sign of corporate environmental responsibility for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Thu 30/06/16
The UNDP office in the city of Bukavu now generates all the electricity it needs via a solar-powered system. A total of 105 solar panels feed 96 batteries which produce 4.5Mwh – enough to power the entire building. The system, which has an expected...
Thu 16/06/16
The World Environment Day (WED) 2016 was commemorated in Zimbabwe with a call for youth involvement in tackling environmental challenges facing the country. Held at the Mukuvisi Woodlands in Harare on 10 June 2016, the centrepiece of this year’s WED...
Wed 08/06/16
This year's theme for World Environment Day was 'Go Wild for Life', encouraging us to celebrate species under threat and to take action to help safeguard them for future generations. According to the motto “Be creative, reuse plastic, avoid waste,...
Sun 05/06/16
World Environment Day is an ideal moment to reflect on the positive action UN agencies are taking to reduce their impact on the environment.  A new animation, launched today by the Sustainable United Nations (SUN) team and the Swedish...
Thu 02/06/16
As they work towards reducing their environmental footprint, the World Food Programme (WFP) in Tanzania has been making small changes to their levels of consumption, with great effect. The initiatives started three years ago, when the organisation...
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