The UN celebrates WED by 'Greening the Blue'
On World Environment Day, 5 June 2007, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon publicly called on all UN agencies, funds and programmes to become climate neutral and ‘go green’.
Since then a common approach to measuring greenhouse gas emissions has been agreed across the UN family, and in 2009 the UN published baseline details of its greenhouse gas emissions for 2008.
Now, a new website has been developed to improve the UN’s communications on it’s internal sustainability performance.
The website shows what is happening to make the UN more sustainable and provides advice to staff on how they can contribute. More specifically the website includes:
The greenhouse gas inventories of 49 UN organizations
If you’d like to get involved in Greening the Blue, visit www.greeningtheblue.org/get-involved
Greening the Blue is a Sustainable United Nations initiative launched in cooperation with the UN Environment Programme and the UN Environment Management Group.
For more information about Greening the Blueplease contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Imogen Martineau on 0044 207 841 8939.
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