These pages provide useful background and context to the UN's approach to managing it's sustainability performance, as well as details of efforts to measure, reduce and offset its impacts.
Find out about the mandate to create a more sustainable United Nations, and the origin of the Issue Management Group on Sustainability Management. Details of the UN system can be found here, as well as key policy documents and useful statistics.
Find out how the UN measures its environmental impacts, particularly its greenhouse gas emissions, including details of boundaries.
Information on how the UN is reducing the environmental impact of its work across a number of functions and activities including travel, buildings, procurement, staff engagement, meetings, distance working, and ICT. You can also read about the first generation of UN organization emission reduction plans.
The UN has made a commitment to 'move towards climate neutrality'. Investigating the role of offsets is a key condition to doing that.