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Wed 08/02/12
Greening the Blue (GtB) now hosts a series of two-page summaries making it easier for staff to access information on how they can help to embed sustainability within the UN system. The summary reports have been created to distil valuable information...
Thu 02/02/12
UNHQ in New York is advancing global efforts to reduce the UN system’s footprint. The Department of Management is pleased to announce that a new contract for the provision of environmentally friendly photocopy paper has been implemented by the...
Thu 02/02/12
Recent visitors to the UN in New York can hardly have failed to notice the huge (10 meter diameter) green balloon outside the main building last week. The balloon, which represents 1 tonne of CO2, was installed to raise awareness of our individual...
Tue 31/01/12
A massive balloon, over 10-metres-high, was erected outside UN Headquarters in New York last week.  The eye-catching balloon represents a single tonne of CO2 and has been created to draw attention to the quantities of CO2 produced per person,...
Mon 30/01/12
“Now more than ever, leaders need to focus on what matters most - the long-term resilience of people and the planet” - the High-level Panel on Global Sustainability urged in its report presented today to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Addis...
Fri 27/01/12
Sustainable development will be the top priority for the United Nations over the next five years. That’s according to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon who recently announced his five-point action plan to the UN General Assembly in New York.The...
Fri 27/01/12
The majority of UN staff would ban bottled water from staff canteens. That’s the result of the latest survey on Greening the Blue, in which 78% of respondents said that staff canteens in UN offices should not sell bottled water. Bottled water is...
Thu 26/01/12
The first round of informal discussions on the proposed outcome document of the United Nations conference on sustainable development that will be held in Brazil in June got under way in New York today with a senior UN official calling for an...
Mon 23/01/12
Rio+20, the UN’s 2012 Conference on Sustainable Development, will take place in Brazil from 20th – 22nd June.Rio+20 marks the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), and the 10th anniversary of...
Wed 18/01/12
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the European Commission are teaming up to help Malawi, Viet Nam and Zambia transition to a “climate-smart” approach to agriculture.The €5.3 million project announced today seeks to make...
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