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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 […]

Green Cross International (GCI) and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) co-organized an expert discussion on Monday, July 18, 2016 in Washington DC on global chemical safety and security. Chaired by Ambassador Robert Mikulak, Distinguished Visiting Scholar at CNS and former US Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), […]

By Paul Walker, Environmental Security and Sustainability Director, Green Cross International Today, 26 April, 2016 is the 30th anniversary of the catastrophic nuclear power reactor meltdown at Chernobyl in the Ukraine. Green Cross makes note of this historic tragedy, recognizes the hundreds of thousands of victims who continue to suffer from the accident, and pledges […]

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By Paul Walker, Environmental Security and Sustainability Director, Green Cross International On Monday, April 18, 2016, over 400 government and non-governmental experts from over 40 countries convened at the Targi Kielce conference center in Kielce, Poland for a Global Summit on Chemical Safety and Security organized by the International Centre on Chemical Safety and Security […]

By Joon Yong Choi and Adam Koniuszewski This March, the world observed the 5th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. That catastrophe showed, in no uncertain terms, that nuclear power plants – and, in fact, other nuclear facilities and materials – remain vulnerable and susceptible to dangerous interferences of both natural and man-made origins. The […]