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Thu 11/11/10
Happy 20th Birthday to the Human Development Report! Drawing on the vision of Mahbub ul Haq and the work of Amartya Sen, the first Human Development Report was published by UNDP in 1990 and opened with the premise that “people are the real wealth of...
Wed 10/11/10
As part of a concerted effort to 'green' UN peacekeeping operations, an intensive training programme for UN peacekeeping missions on environmental matters is taking place at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi.
Mon 11/10/10
We are delighted to announce the launch of Greening the Blue’s animation with Spanish subtitles. The animation features Flip and Norma as they do their best to create a more sustainable United Nations. Feel free to share the animation with your...
Mon 11/10/10
Climate change has been and remains a top priority for the United Nations, whether it is for promoting concerted global action, bringing solutions that help people cope with climate impacts, or in finding out the best climate science available....
Mon 27/09/10
Greening the Blue – the website covering all issues relating to the United Nations's sustainability performance – has won an international award for ‘Best Website’.IVCA – the International Visual Communications Association – exists “to promote...
Wed 15/09/10
Millions of people across the globe will be cleaning up their local parks, waterways and forests in a bid to restore and protect nature this weekend, in support of the United Nations 2010 International Year of Biodiversity.
Tue 14/09/10
Greening the Blue (www.greeningtheblue.org) has been nominated for 'Best Website' by the judges of the IVCA Clarion Awards.
Mon 06/09/10
Less air travel, more e-conferences and ‘green meetings’ to catalyze climate neutral strategyThe United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is today publishing an ambitious new strategy to reduce its carbon footprint and pave the way towards a zero...
Wed 01/09/10
In addition to alleviating global hunger, the World Food Programme (WFP) is also contributing to efforts to create a more sustainable United Nations. WFP’s Armenia office provides an excellent example of WFPs approach: using energy efficiency and...
Tue 31/08/10
Travel is responsible for approximately 50% of the United Nations’ climate footprint and represents a major cost - over US$ 1 billion per year for the collective UN family. At the same time, travel is an essential means by which the UN delivers...
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