Theodore Oben led UNEP’s work on helping the Organizing Committee of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games to green their Games. He organized regular roundtable meetings between the Games environmental team and NGOs. He coordinated the release of an environmental assessment – one year before the Games – with recommendations on measures that should be implemented by organizers reinforce their environmental commitments.
He also coordinated a highly acclaimed final environmental review of the Games, published six months after the Games. The report highlighted the successes and failures of the Games with regards to their environmental commitments