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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...
Wed 11/01/12
October 2011 saw the launch of a new initiative at UNDP Armenia to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions within its own offices and also to promote green practices in the region.Following the example of UNDP’s Regional Centre in Bratislava, Armenia...
Mon 09/01/12
The results of their greenhouse gas emissions inventory for 2010 show that the UNDP Regional Centre in Bratislava has achieved its goal of becoming carbon neutral.
Fri 06/01/12
2012 is the UN’s International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.  The UN will be using this opportunity to increase awareness of the 1.3 billion people without electricity and will work to introduce sustainable energy across the globe.
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