Report | Greening the Blue report 2020 | The UN System's Environmental Footprint and Efforts to Reduce it
The 2020 Greening the Blue report -released on 10th December 2020 provides a snapshot of the UN System’s environmental impacts throughout 2019 and the activities underway to reduce them. This year’s report includes 2019 data on greenhouse gas emissions, waste, water and environmental management from nearly 60 entities across the UN System, representing approximately 310,000 personnel. It shows that in 2019 the UN System emitted ~2 million tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2eq)– or 6.5 tCO2eq per capita. This is a further decrease since 2010 when the per capita emissions per UN personnel were 8.3 tCO2eq. According to Greening the Blue, in 2019, 43% of the UN’s greenhouse gas impact was from its facilities (headquarter offices, field offices, warehouses etc.), 45% from air travel, and 12% from other modes of travel.
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