28/04/2015 - 11:00
The Green Cross International team extend our heartfelt support and most sincere condolences to the people of Nepal following this weekend’s terrible earthquake and its ongoing aftermath. We sympathise with those impacted by the disaster, their families and loved ones.
24/04/2015 - 15:15
On April 15, Green Cross held an exclusive event in collaboration with Impact Economy, on the role of media in raising awareness of global environmental and social issues. David Gelber and Joel Bach, creators and executive producers of The Years of Living Dangerously Project: a multi-part TV series and internet project on climate change, were in Europe to start preparing a second series that will include more content from this part of the world (the first series focused heavily on the United States).
22/04/2015 - 11:15
Environmental Security and Sustainability
One hundred years ago today, at 17:00 on April 22, 1915, The Kaiser’s Germany undertook the first major attack with toxic gas when it opened 5,700 compressed gas canisters of chlorine, allowing clouds of “yellowish-green hellish haze” to drift down on French, Algerian, Canadian, and British Allied troops in Flanders Fields. Over a thousand soldiers were gassed and killed that tragic day around the Belgian towns of Ieper and Langemark-Poelkapelle.
16/04/2015 - 15:15
Green Cross welcomes a new report from the Club of Rome that looks at real-world case studies of circular economy practices. The examples, from Sweden, show the significant economic benefits of adopting a circular approach.
14/04/2015 - 15:45
Water for Life and Peace
Green Cross has been awarded the WWF's Leaders for a Living Planet Award in recognition of the organization's role in bringing the UN Watercourses Convention into force. Green Cross International Water for Life and Peace Director Marie-Laure Vercambre accepted the award at a ceremony with LiFeng Li, Freshwater Programme Director at WWF International, and Alistair Rieu-Clark from Dundee University's UNESCO-IHP center for Water Law.
13/04/2015 - 13:00
Value Change
A Green Cross delegation was recently invited to Thailand by a Swiss company specialized in business development to visit a unique operation that demonstrates the potential for economic development that actively improves sustainability. Green Cross wanted to evaluate the potential to deploy similar solutions in other places in partnership with SB3i SA, holder of the project – something the Thai government has shown a strong interest in supporting.