Green Cross launches hygiene training in Ghana to mark Global Handwashing Day

GREEN CROSS LAUNCHES HYGIENE TRAINING IN GHANA TO MARK GLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY

Makango, Geneva: Green Cross International is marking Global Handwashing Day, held on 15 October, by helping hundreds of students in Ghana learn how to practice safe hygiene and, in turn, protect their health. Green Cross’s school-based programme, being launched for the first time in the remote Northern Region town of Makango, is part of the … Read more

Weak climate deal underscores impotence of global governance

GREEN CROSS SUBMITS RIO+20 PROPOSALS

Protracted UN-led climate change negotiations in Durban struggled to respond to the urgency of our planet’s global warming crisis, underscoring the impotence of the global governance system, according to Mikhail Gorbachev, Founding President of Green Cross International. “It is unacceptable that world leaders are still stalling on a global plan to cut emissions of carbon … Read more

Kyoto recommitment needed to reverse climate change threat

Durban, Geneva: Global accords and targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions should not be scrapped and, instead, there must be a recommitment period of the Kyoto Protocol for as many parties as possible, according to Green Cross International. “Developed and powerful nations need to earn their stripes as true world leaders by grasping the opportunity … Read more

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Gorbachev accepts French invitation to participate in World Water Forum 2012

Geneva: Green Cross International Founding President Mikhail Gorbachev has accepted an invitation by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to contribute to the high-level session of the World Water Forum, being held in Marseille on 12 March 2012. Mr Gorbachev, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, commended France for taking the initiative to hold this important international event focussing on … Read more