Sustainability at United Nations Environment

UNEP is the lead agency for environmental issues within the UN family with a mandate to provide guidance for the world on environmental issues and assist with environmental best practices in the UN. Sustainability is the driving force for all the work that we do, and this also guides how we do it.

UNEP Sustainability work is coordinated by the Sustainable United Nations (SUN) facility in Geneva, which daily supports UN organizations in their journey towards climate neutrality and environmental sustainability. Good practice and sustainability initiatives are shared across the UN through the communication work carried out by the Greening the Blue initiative , promoted by SUN.

Additionally, in order to practice what we preach and make UNEP a credible leader on environmental sustainability, SUN - with the support of its Nairobi based team members - carries out substantial work to green UNEP operations worldwide.

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I am with Nature - World Environment Day 2017

In celebration of World Environment Day 2017 ESCAP has partnered with Sodexo and others to promote sustainable energy and waste management.

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