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Wed 20/02/13
A recent article in a UK newspaper, The Independent, expresses surprise and disappointment that the UN doesn’t offset its carbon emissions. The article, It’s time to offset the UN’s carbon footprint, notes that “the UN created the world’s most...
Thu 14/02/13
The Issue Management Group on Environment Management had their tenth meeting in New York in January 2013. The meeting took place in the newly renovated Secretariat building and representatives from over 20 UN orgnaizations took part in the meeting...
Wed 13/02/13
What would a ‘sustainable’ United Nations look like? What would it feel like to work for such an organisation? And what are the barriers to bringing it about?These are just some of the questions that are investigated in a new report published today...
Thu 07/02/13
The team behind Greening the Blue are currently hard at work creating an on-line tutorial to help raise awareness of how UN staff can make more sustainable decisions in their everyday working lives.
Tue 05/02/13
The International Bureau, based in Berne, Switzerland, which acts as the Universal Postal Union’s secretariat and employs some 250 people, emitted the equivalent of about 1,105 tonnes of CO2 in 2011 - 27% less than in 2008 (1,515 tonnes).
Tue 29/01/13
In response to the Secretary-General's call to move towards a paperless UN system and reduce the Organization's costs and carbon footprint, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) went paper-smart at its...
Wed 23/01/13
What is the best way to choose your meeting location?  The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has just the thing for you: a "Green Meetings Calculator." Here’s the thing.  You are organizing a meeting that will be attended by...
Tue 15/01/13
The following interview by Ruvan de Alwis and Rachel Miller with Kati Timar first appeared in UN Special. 
Mon 14/01/13
United Nations University, Institute for Sustainability and Peace is now accepting applications for the 2013 Master’s degree programme in Sustainability, Development and Peace and the PhD programme in Sustainability Science. The application deadline...
Wed 05/12/12
ICAO have launched a new Green Meetings Calculator.  The on-line tool is designed to assist UN organizations in reducing their carbon emissions from work related air travel to attend meetings.  The software works by generating an...
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