GCI Project: Smart Water for Green Schools The Shoe Project is a collaboration between Green Cross Japan,Green Cross Swedenand theGreen Belt Movement (GBM)in Kenya, which distributed some 1,000 shoes to children and youth in the Rift Valley, last Febuary. The Shoe Project was made possible through the generous support Mr Shoo Iwasaki, President of Green […]
UN agencies and Green Cross invite nominations for environmental emergency management award 2015
Green Cross International, in cooperation with United Nations, are calling for nominations for the 2015 Green Star Awards which recognize individuals, organizations, governments and companies that have made remarkable achievements to prevent or respond to environmental emergencies.
Environmental emergencies are disasters that cause severe environmental damage as well as harm to human health and/or livelihoods.
The biennial Green Star Awards, first presented in 2009, are an initiative of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Green Cross International (GCI) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
“Climate change and environmental degradation have increased the vulnerability of millions of people around the world. Communities are at the forefront of the response supported by disaster managers and humanitarian workers. The Green Star Awards recognise those individuals and organisations that make a difference and help to promote innovative solutions,” said Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.
Nominations for the Green Star Awards will be accepted until 10 November 2014. Jury members representing OCHA, UNEP and Green Cross International will announce the winners in June 2015 during the Environmental Emergencies Forum (EEF) hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Olso, Norway.
Press Release – 28 August 2018 The Swedish authorities are called upon to take action as World Water Week opens in Stockholm. Tuesday 28 August 2018, Geneva, Switzerland –– Green Cross Sweden, with the support of Green Cross International, and along with Urbergsgruppen Grenna-Norra Kärr, denounces the current and proposed mining activities of Tasman Metals […]