Health Desk-13 Dec’18: About 15 international organisations have jointly announced a commitment to make their operations climate-neutral.
The agencies on Wednesday took the pledge at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 24) in Katowice, Poland.
The organisations will measure their greenhouse gas emissions, reduce them as much as possible and compensate the currently unavoidable ones with credible carbon credits.
Representing over two million tons of CO2 per year in emissions, and more than 50,000 staff, the aggregate action by these international bodies sets an important example that can inspire all levels of society.
Over half of all UN system entities are now climate neutral, representing 39 percent of the total UN emissions as per the 2018 Greening the Blue report.
Meanwhile, for the first time the UN Headquarters have reached climate neutrality.