6.4MM endangered by uranium extraction


This report was originally posted on the Green Cross Switzerland website. Study on the irradiation of uranium mines: 6.4 million humans are endangered by the extraction of uranium. Zurich, 15 June 2018 In collaboration with Professor Jonathan Samet, dean of the Colorado School of Public Health, USA, Green Cross published the first study detailing the … Read more

Green Cross International celebrates its 25th anniversary


Press Release – 23 April 2018 Since its launch in April 1993, Green Cross International (GCI) has been promoting a just, sustainable and secure future for all. Its many achievements include working towards the successful elimination of 40,000 tons of chemical weapons in Russia, completing a 15-year process that will also see the last of … Read more

This is What Happens During a Chemical Weapons Inspection


GCI Programme: Environmental Security and Sustainability Chemical weapons inspectors have now been allowed into Syria’s Douma, the site of a suspected chemical attack. Their job is to investigate what happened at the site. But what does that actually involve? GCI Director of the Environmental Security and Sustainaility programme Paul F Walker, who took part in … Read more

Green Cross Condemns Ongoing Use of Chemical Weapons in Violation of International Law


UPDATE: Since the publication of this article, the OPCW released its report on their investigation of the Salisbury assassination attempt, the summary of which can be found here. Geneva, 12 April, 2018 – This April marks the one-year anniversary of the Syrian attack on the village of Khan Sheikhoun with sarin nerve agent, killing dozens of … Read more

Protect Lake Vättern


This article is complementary to the “Water is Life” event co-organised by Green Cross and Urbergsgruppen Grenna-Norra Kärr. [Find out more] Vättern supplies 11 Swedish municipalities with drinking water and another five municipalities are soon to connect to the lake. The municipalities of Örebro, Hallsberg, Kumla, Laxå and Lekeberg have recently decided to build an … Read more

WATER IS LIFE: Protect Lake Vättern


GCI Programme: Water for Life and Peace Green Cross International & Green Cross Sweden join to protect Vättern Date: Saturday March 24 2018 Location: Grenna Hotel & Conference, Ribbagårdsgränd 11, Gränna, Sweden Programme: 13:00 – Protect Vättern event with panel and dialogue | 15:30 – Panel discussion with the Audience | 17:00 Green Cross Sweden … Read more

#Savethedrop as the Olympics boost sustainability for World Water Day


Today, on 22 March, Green Cross Italy renews its “Save the Drop” (Salva la Goccia) campaign for the sixth year, on World Water Day. On this occasion, the “Sustainability Olympics” is being launched to encourage more efficient ways of saving water. Students, families, citizens, municipalities are participating in this anti-waste challenge to set a new … Read more

RiverBlue Documentary Wins Special Edition of Green Drop Award at World Water Forum 8


[Roger Williams (centre) holding the Green Drop Award. Next to him is Maria Paula Fidalgo (left), a Brazilian actress and activist who served as master of the ceremony, Suzanna Amado (far left), organiser of the Green Film Festival and Élio Pacilio (far right), President and Founder of Green Cross Italy, accompanied by filmmaker Harold Crooks … Read more