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Thu 21/04/16
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.
Wed 06/04/16
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...
Fri 18/03/16
A few months ago UNMIK (the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo) moved its offices to a more energy efficient compound in Pristina. The personnel were agreed - the move was the perfect opportunity to make some positive changes...
Wed 24/02/16
For the first time, the Committee on Food Security (CFS) has offset the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from air travel and local commuting for all delegates at the meeting hosted at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Headquarters in...
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...
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