Greening the Blue Report 2022 shows UN System Accelerating Efforts on Environmental Governance & Training
The annual Greening the Blue Report – The UN system’s environmental footprint and efforts to reduce it shows the progress both at the UN system-wide level and entity level of implementing the Strategy for Sustainability Management in the United Nations System 2020-2030, Phase I: Environmental Sustainability in the Area of Management. The 2022 edition of the Greening the Blue Report, which provides 2021 data and was published on 13 December 2022, reveals the UN system is accelerating efforts particularly on environmental governance and environmental training.
In 2021, the UN’s operations and facilities emitted ~1.2 million tonnes of CO2eq in total or 4 tonnes CO2eq per capita. The UN system’s GHG emissions by source were 29% from air travel, 56% from facilities, and 15% from other forms of travel.
For the Ozone Secretariat specifically, our operations and facilities emitted 5 tCO2eq in total or 0.29tCO2eq per capita, which is below the UN average. If we breakdown our emissions by source for 2021, 0% came from air travel, none from other travel, and the remaining 100% came from our facilities.
8 years of climate neutrality
We are also pleased to announce that we are one of UN entities that were climate neutral for 2021, meaning that we offset 100% of our greenhouse gas emissions. This is the 8th year in a row that we are climate neutral.
Number of personnel
All entity personnel are included in the entity's greenhouse gas emission inventory.
Total GHG emissions, tCO2eq
Waste generated per capita, kg/person
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Per capita GHG emissions, tCO2eq/person
Environmental Management System (EMS)
In order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its operations and facilities by 2030, the Ozone Secretariat has developed an environmental management system (EMS) framework to mitigate and reduce its carbon emissions.