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Environmental footprint of actions carried out by the United Nations system, 2016 

Source: UN Environnement, Greening the Blue Report 2017, The UN System’s Environmental Footprint and Efforts to Reduce It, 


Peace missions carry a substantial ecological footprint, accounting for more than half the UN’s greenhouse gas emissions (together with a higher-than-average production of waste). Other programs, even important ones, produce only a few percentages of emissions each. But when calculated per person, these emissions can vary up to threefold (very high at the World Bank and the IAEA). Estimated in this way, the total of these UN emissions are equivalent to those of Laos or Iceland.


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