UNEP Launches Report on Climate Neutral UN
15 December 2009: At a side event held during the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director, launched a report entitled "Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN," explaining that the process has entailed: the first assessment to establish the source of greenhouse gases (GHGs); methodologies to manage the carbon footprint; and measures put in place to remove that footprint.
The report, compiled by the Environment Management Group, covers the full range of institutions that make up the UN system, from the Secretariat and its regional economic commissions, to the specialized agencies, funds and programmes, including peacekeeping and field office operations. During the side event, presentations compared steps taken to manage GHG emissions at the UN Headquarters building in New York, US, the postal sector, and the meeting of the Conference of the Parties in Copenhagen.[ENB on the Side Coverage][The report (e-book)]