Launch of the Greening the Blue Report 2021
Greening the Blue is a UN Environment Programme (UNEP) initiative to engage and support the UN System in the transition towards greater environmental sustainability in the management of its facilities and operations.
The initiative launched Report on Monday, November 8, 2021. The Report is the first to reveal impacts from COVID-19 on the UN system’s environmental footprint. It also expands reporting on the management functions identified in the Strategy for Sustainability Management in the United Nations 2020-2030, Phase I: Environmental Sustainability in the Area of Management. In alignment with the Strategy, the Report provides UN system-wide and entity-level data on environmental impact areas: greenhouse gas emissions, climate neutrality, waste, air pollution, water and wastewater, and biodiversity. As well as management functions: environmental governance, procurement, and human resources.