A special award from Japan’s Environment Minister was handed to the most outstanding student at the 18th “Green Lane” Diary Contest at Green Cross Japan’s ceremony in Tokyo on 10 December 2016. Winning students, their teachers and parents gathered from all over Japan – about 600 people in total. Nationwide, around 100,000 students participate in […]
In 1994, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 17 the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought and the implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in those countries experiencing serious drought and/or desertification. The theme was chosen to increase awareness about the potential of ecosystem-based adaptation as a strategy for coping with the impacts of climate change, especially in the drylands. Ecosystem-based adaptation means the strengthening of natural systems to cushion the worst impacts of climate change. When ecosystems are healthy, they are less vulnerable to the impacts and hazards of climate change.
"Land degradation, caused or exacerbated by climate change, is not only a danger to livelihoods, but also a threat to peace and stability." – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
In 2016, Green Cross Sweden and the Green Belt Movement are continuing their partnership to promote peace through environmental restoration and cooperation to communities in Kenya’s Rift Valley. Their efforts have taken on a new significance this year, with the establishment of a new Peace Park commemorating victims of terror. Just over a year ago, […]