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Tue 10/05/11
Participants at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development have made important progress on key issues such as mining, transport and waste management and a successful outcome is within reach, the commission’s chairman said today....
Mon 09/05/11
As part of the celebrations for World Environment Day 2011, Greening the Blue has launched its first online photo competition on sustainability at the UN, in collaboration with the UN Photographic Society. So if you fancy yourself as a photographer...
Mon 18/04/11
"It’s the little things citizens do. That’s what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees. We need to promote development that does not destroy our environment". Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai, University of South...
Tue 05/04/11
It seems that delegates at the UN Climate Change conference in Thailand this week are getting a fast-track course in Greening the Blue. The conference, which is coordinated by UNFCCC, started on Sunday 3 April and runs until Friday 8 April. We'...
Thu 31/03/11
Report calculates the UN’s total CO₂ emissions and highlights efforts to reduce the organisation’s carbon footprintThe United Nations has released details of its greenhouse gas emissions for 52 institutions, covering 200,000 employees, in a new...
Mon 28/03/11
We've just received this image of the United Nations Headquarters in New York, taken on Saturday evening.  You might be wondering what's going on. Why are all the lights off? Has there been a power cut? Has the UN been shut down? What's...
Fri 25/03/11
Tomorrow evening, at 8.30pm, lights will be go out across the world in celebration of Earth Hour. Earth Hour is a reminder to us all that we only have one planet Earth. And it’s an urgent message that we want to reduce the impact our energy system...
Thu 24/03/11
UNESCO - the UN organization for education, science and culture - has launched some handy new guidance for staff on how to be green. The Staff Guide to Greening is available in French and English and is being communicated to all 5000 UNESCO...
Wed 23/03/11
UN.org - the main website for the UN system - today launched a new web-page on its sustainability performance. The new web-page, which is currently available in English and French, provides information on the UN Climate Neutral Strategy and...
Tue 22/03/11
There were plenty of books, clothes, shoes, DVD’s and CD’s, of course. But also a crash course in Italian for beginners, a home printer, original necklaces from the Gambia and a bright pink hula hoop. These are some of the items available at UNEP's...
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