Above: Sculpture depicting St. George slaying the dragon. The dragon is created from fragments of Soviet SS-20 and United States Pershing nuclear missiles. UN Photo/Milton Grant GCI ESS programme directorDr Paul F. Walkercommemorates this day with the following: “September 26th is an important annual reminder that the world has pledged for over half a century […]
, Water for Life and Peace
This informative Russia Today TV report, and story, sheds light on the global water crisis, and, in particular, how water scarcity is a cause for conflicts between countries, surpassing oil as a source of tension. Between 1951-2013, Russia Today reports that around 170 water-related conflicts have been recorded around the world. The report examines water tensions in the Middle East and Africa.
Green Cross advocates for the coming into force of the United Nations Watercourses Convention, which is the sole legal framework that exists for the fair and equitable sharing of cross-border water sources, like rivers and underground reservoirs.
Mikhail Gorbachev, founded of Green Cross International, has long urged action to ensure access to water for all, and warned against the potential of water being a source of wars, such as in this keynote statement he made to the opening of the 2012 World Water Forum.
SMART ENERGY NEWS BLOG 26 July 2018 In both the US and Burkina Faso, Global Green and GCI are implementing education and demonstration projects to encourage the use of compost. Green Cross Burkina Faso is implementing projects to prevent desertification and improve crop resiliency for small farmers in Burkina Faso. Compost is placed one meter […]