London 2012: UN head backs 2012 green efforts

The head of the UN’s Environment Programme has backed the green measures adopted by the 2012 Olympic Games.  Achim Steiner said the organisers had shown how sustainability could be delivered for a “mass-scale event”. Mr Steiner’s visit to the London venue coincided with the publication of a pre-event environmental report by the Games’ organisers.

The UK capital won the right to host the Games in 2005, after beating other candidate cities including New York. “Efforts such as greening of the supply chain, regeneration of an inner-city and bring energy efficiency to local homes, can build the confidence to wider society that sustainability is not theory but infinitely do-able,” Mr Steiner said. Continue reading