In 2009 fifteen UN organizations had adopted, or were in the process of developing, specific emission reduction policies, guiding organization-wide efforts to reduce the climate footprint of the organization. These policies typically link climate-neutral work with the mandate of the organization.
With a few exceptions the emissions-reduction policies do not yet contain any quantified targets. But they are based on greenhouse gas inventories that are now complete, and assessments of associated options in each organization.
It has now been agreed that all organizations will strive to develop a draft emissions-reduction plans by the end of 2010.
In September 2010 UNEP was one of the first UN organizations to publish it's Climate Neutral Strategy.