Click here for the full text of the PNND article about this event Green Cross International joined UNFOLD ZERO and Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) in hosting a consultation of arms control experts and disarmament activists discussing how to reduce nuclear risks and support nuclear disarmament in the new political environment. The meeting, […]
Environmental Security and Sustainability
Green Cross Australia has teamed up with authorities in Australia's capital to launch a fantastic new website that will help thousands of people be better prepared for emergencies like floods and bush fires.
ACT First, launched in collaroration with the Australian Capital Territory Emergency Services Agency, is an exciting project which will encourage residents of the ACT and surrounding suburbs to prepare for severe weather events.
This digital project is incredibly important as population density is increasing and the severity and frequency of storms, floods, cyclones and bushfires is continuing to grow. As the Building our Nation's Resilience to Natural Disasters report forecasts, the cost of natural disasters in Australia will rise from $6.3 billion a year to around $23 billion a year in 2050.
This resilience project will create empowered communities who are aware of their risks and are better prepared to respond to – and survive – severe weather events or natural disasters.
This fun, interactive site will present users with the natural disaster history for their region. It will also share advice on how to be prepared for future severe weather events in their area.
Find out more on the Green Cross Australia website.
- The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA)
- Green Cross Australia Disaster Reslience Activities
- Green Cross Environmental Security and Sustainability
By Paul Walker, Director, Environmental Security and Sustainability programme The CWC Coalition, coordinated by Green Cross ESS Director Paul Walker, once again put civil society groups front and centre in The Hague as the 21st annual Conference of States Parties (CSP) to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) unfolded the week of November 28th in The […]