A select group of outstanding individuals and organisations from around the world, who have confronted environmental emergencies ranging from the Fukushima nuclear disaster and Hurricane Sandy, to forest fires and climate change, were honoured on 2 September 2013 as recipients of the third Green Star Awards.
The biennial Green Star Awards are a joint initiative between the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Green Cross International and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).
The 2013 awardees were:
- Kenya Red Cross Society
- Joint award: Prof Nikola Nikolov (Macedonia), Mr Sundar Prasad Sharma (Nepal), Prof Sergiy Zibtsev (Ukraine)
- Mayor of Katsurao Village, Mr Masahide Matsumo (Japan)
- New York City Hurricane Sandy Debris Removal Task Force
- Joint award: World Wildlife Fund and the American Red Cross
- Sir David Attenborough
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