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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...
Thu 04/10/12
Here’s an excellent example of staff engagement – proving that communicating low carbon behaviours to staff and colleagues can be quite a lot of fun…. 
Wed 26/09/12
The “choose to reuse” campaign, run by the Green Group at WHO HQ, has succeeded in cutting use of paper cups by 20,000 between June to August this year. The “Choose to Reuse” campaign succeeded in getting 1,600 staff members to switch to...
Fri 21/09/12
A new training programme to support the UN's 16 peace operations in improving their management of the environment and natural resources has been launched by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today. The launch marks the 20th...
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