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Green Star Awards

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The 2015 Green Star Awardees were announced in Oslo, Norway on Monday 1st June!

The Green Star Awards recognize individuals and organizations that demonstrate outstanding achievements in mitigating disasters through Prevention & Preparedness, Response and Humanitarian Action.

The 2015 Green Star Awardees selected by the jury included the three following laureates:

In the ‘Prevention & Preparedness’ category

  • Ambatovy (Private company, Madagascar), for effectively preventing environmental emergencies and reducing disaster risk through removal of chemical hazards in Toamasina, Madagascar.

In the ‘Response’ category

  • CEDRE – Centre of Documentation, Research and Experimentation on Accidental Water Pollution (Organisation, France), for its deployment of experts and technical advice to field response missions in the Philippines in 2013 and Bangladesh in 2014.

In the ‘Environment and Humanitarian Action’ category

  • Women’s Refugee Commission (Organisation, USA), for spearheading and implementing the Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) Initiative and producing the first-ever guidance on safe access to energy in humanitarian settings.

Watch the Full 2015 ceremony in Oslo:

A gallery of photos from the event can be viewed here.

For more information, read the GSA factsheet