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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...
Fri 21/09/12
Today, Friday 21 September, is the fifteenth observance of the International Day of Peace. The theme this year is “Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future” and focuses on the use of natural resources to finance armed conflict, or how...
Tue 18/09/12
The new automatic blinds are one of the features rendering the renovated Secretariat Building fit for the 21st century. Not only are they instrumental in making the UN Headquarters complex significantly more energy efficient by giving the tower a “...
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