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UPU and PostEurop Agree to Jointly Manage their Carbon Footprint

UPU and PostEurop Agree to Jointly Manage their Carbon Footprint. Photo Credit, UPU

24 July 2008: PostEurop, a

Restricted Union representing 48 European public postal operators, has agreed

to form a joint technical committee with the Universal Postal Union's (UPU)

Sustainable Development Project Group, which will establish measures to reduce the

sector's carbon dioxide emissions.

The agreement comes under

the framework of the partnership agreement for a more environmentally friendly

postal sector concluded between the UN Environment Programme and the UPU in May

2008. Under the agreement, PostEurop's Environment Working Group will share the results of its greenhouse gas reduction

programme, which aims for a 10% reduction by 2012. Both

organizations expressed the hope that the agreement would lead to an effective carbon management policy for the whole postal

sector. [Universal

Postal Union press release]