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Fri 04/12/15
          Are you at COP21?   Would you like to find out more about the UN's efforts to measure, reduce and offset it's greenhouse gas emissions?   Well now you have the chance to ask all the questions you lik
Wed 02/12/15
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has annouonced a year-long collaboration with Nissan Europe focused on improving road safety and environmental sustainability within WFP. The programme will touch WFP’s employees in terms of road safety...
Fri 27/11/15
The United Nations emitted over 2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent in 2014 – the same as the annual CO2 emissions from 191,019 US homes or from consuming 4,868,772 barrels of oil, according to the organization's annual reporting of...
Wed 18/11/15
This week the President of IFAD announced two important milestones in the organization’s environmental sustainability work: first, the LEED Platinum certification and second, IFAD achieving climate neutrality.The infographic below provides more...
Fri 23/10/15
A new WHO report highlights the urgent need to reduce emissions of black carbon, ozone and methane - as well as carbon dioxide – which all contribute to climate change. Black carbon, ozone and methane – frequently described as short-lived climate...
Mon 19/10/15
 Around 100 colleagues and their familes from the Rome based UN agencies (IFAD, FAO, WFP, IDLO and Bioversity International) joined forces at the Caffarella Park in Rome for the annual Clean Up the World Day on Saturday 19 September. Building...
Wed 14/10/15
Following the great success of last year's electric bike loan programme in collaboration with Genèveroule, ITU’s Mobility Club wanted to do something even more impressive in 2015.   Putting a container filled with bikes available for UN...
Mon 28/09/15
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has become the first UN entity to be awarded Platinum LEED certification, in the Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance category, for its Rome HQ. In 2010, IFAD was the first...
Thu 24/09/15
The World Food Programme (WFP) has achieved climate neutralily, a major achievement considering the size of the agency and scale of its operations. From their Rome headquarters to their operations in Afghanistan, WFP has been measuring greenhouse...
Mon 21/09/15
Information provided by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Sustainable United Nations team shows that the United Nations (UN) system has offset 17% of its reported greenhouse gas emissions for 2013, a positive step towards meeting...
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