This is to be achieved through three courses of action:
“The UN system is collectively developing a climate-neutral approach for its premises and operations...The responsibility for the future lies in our hands. Let’s begin change at home.” (Ban Ki-moon, Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN, December 2009)
In 2010, the Greening the Blue website was launched. Here you can find more information on what the UN system as a whole and what the different UN agencies are doing against climate change.
The Environment Management Group (EMG) is a United Nations System-wide coordination body. The EMG furthers inter-agency Cooperation in support of the implementation of the international environmental and human settlement agenda. It identifies issues on the agenda that warrant joint efforts, and finds ways of engaging its collective capacity in coherent management responses to those issues. The current issues under consideration by the group include:
The Sustainable UN (SUN) Unit at UNEP houses a number of initiatives which have influence both within and beyond the UN system. On their website you can also find more information about the way the UN system is improving its sustainability performance.
WHO: The International Trade Centre (ITC), a joint agency of the UN and WTO, is hosting side-events within Rio+20 which focus on trade opportunities in the green economy. WHY:There are new and innovative opportunities in trade for sustainable development...
A new set of ITC technical papers on Biotrade and the North American Market provides small and medium sized enterprises with guidance on accessing this exciting market. The first paper provides a detailed overview of the market, whilst the other two papers address two key compliance problems for exporters to the United States market, namely claims about natural products and labelling.
In October 2011, ITC provided the Peruvian export promotion agency (PROMPERU) and 6 Peruvian companies with tailored marketing support to attend the Supply Side West trade fair (SSW) in Las Vegas in order to facilitate market linkages with US buyers.
In post-conflict Aceh, Indonesia, a joint initiative between three United
Nations (UN) agencies (the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Environment
Programme (UNEP) and UNCTAD, the UN Conference on Trade and Development)
together with the...