In line with the 2007 UN Climate Neutrality Strategy and the Strategic Plan for Environmental Sustainability Management that was endorsed in 2013:
a) Committed to reach Climate Neutrality by 2020 through a combination of emission reduction initiatives and purchase of offsets; and
b) Adopted the UN Roadmap towards Climate Neutrality by 2020.
Recognized that while carbon offsets are an important tool, focus should be placed on reducing the actual carbon footprint of the UN System.
To achieve these system-wide goals, HLCM members agreed to integrate the objective of “improved environmental sustainability of UN operations” in the respective programming of facilities and operations, including designing organization-specific action plans.