[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).
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
Each year on 5th June the UN invites you to celebrate the biggest day for positive environmental action by taking part in World Environment Day (WED).
This year the theme is Go Wild for Life, a call to action against the illegal trade in...
Shortly after the international community adopted a historic agreement to combat climate change, one of the largest UN compounds demonstrates how to walk the talk and achieves climate neutrality.
For the second year running, the UNEP Ozone Secretariat has measured the carbon footprint of all operations and meetings held under the Montreal Protocol - and offset the full amount of greenhouse gases emitted - for 2015.
The UNEP/MAP-Barcelona Convention Secretariat succeeded in cutting its paper consumption by 85% during the 19th ordinary meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention held in Athens from 9 to 12 February 2016, as compared to its...