Roles and Responsibilities

The IMG meets approximately two times a year (once face-to-face and once online). Each Focal Point represents their organization and inputs to the IMG. Focal Points are responsible for implementing related actions in their own organizations.

The IMG focuses on the implementation of the UN Climate Neutral Strategy, and is currently working on the following subjects:


IMG Terms of Reference

1st Meeting of the Issue Management Group on Sustainability Management
9-10 February 2010
Geneva, Palais de Nations, Salle XXVII
Distribution: IMG members


IMG Focal Points

Moving the UN system towards greater sustainability requires collective action. It is a prime opportunity for the UN system to act as one. Shared ideas, tools and experiences will cut investment costs and payback times, and make emissions reduction easier for each participating organization.



“We hope to send out a collective signal to the world that combating climate change begins at home and that we take accountability and credibility seriously.”
Achim Steiner, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme


"Climate change continues to be one of the most significant threats to current and future generations."

Sahle-Work Zewde, Director General, United Nations Office at Nairobi


"Leading by example, UNOG has made sustainability a key operating principle."

Michael Møller, Director General, United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)


"UN Women fully supports the climate-neutral initiative and is working actively to play our part in achieving its goals."

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, United Nations Development Fund for Women (UN WOMEN)


“We cannot credibly lead if we do not do whatever we can to reduce and offset our own climate footprint.”

Kandeh K. Yumkella, Director General, United Nations Industrial Development (UNIDO)

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