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Mon 03/12/12
Scientists agree that climate change is 'unequivocal' and induced by man’s activity. The UN's Environment Programme reported in November 2012 that greenhouse gases are 14% above where they need to be in 2020 for temperature rises to remain below 2C...
Fri 30/11/12
The UNFCCC secretariat has agreed with the Adaptation Fund Board and its trustee, the World Bank, to buy and cancel, on regular basis, Adaptation Fund Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) to offset the GHG footprint remaining after its emission...
Mon 26/11/12
Have you ever been assigned the painful task of searching a document produced by your department decades or even only a year ago? If you have, you may want to send a well-earned word of appreciation to the many officers involved in the DPKO-DFS...
Wed 21/11/12
The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2011, according to the World Meteorological Organization. Between 1990 and 2011 there was a 30% increase in radiative forcing – the warming effect on our climate – because...
Wed 21/11/12
Action on climate change needs to be scaled-up and accelerated without delay if the world is to have a running chance of keeping a global average temperature rise below 2 °C this century.The Emissions Gap Report, coordinated by the UN Environment...
Tue 20/11/12
The world is barreling down a path to heat up by 4 degrees at the end of the century if the global community fails to act on climate change, triggering a cascade of cataclysmic changes that include extreme heat-waves, declining global food...
Wed 07/11/12
The following interview by Ruvan de Alwis and Rachel Miller with Isabella Marras, Coordinator, Sustainable United Nations (SUN) first appeared on UN Special. SUN is the UN facility behind Greening the Blue. What exactly is Sustainable United...
Tue 06/11/12
In May this year Greening the Blue reported on the savings achieved during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), Rio+20, thanks to the UN’s new PaperSmart initiative.Through the use of new PaperSmart technology the...
Fri 02/11/12
"A sustainable building for a sustainable future in Latin America and the Caribbean"That's the way the design for the new UN Hub in Latin America is being described. The new building which will hold more than 700 staff from at least 14 UN...
Fri 19/10/12
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has released a new series of publications covering the fundamental role played by Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) as a key infrastructure to reinforce environmental protection and...
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