Biosafety and Security: Securing Laboratories in Developing Countries

BIOSAFETY AND SECURITY SECURING LABORATORIES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Green Cross hosted a side event to the Meeting of the States Parties for the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention on Thursday, 17 December to talk about how to keep laboratories safe and secure in developing countries. These facilities – essential links in the biosecurity chain – can be under-resourced, lacking in procedures and staffed … Read more

Green Cross Co-Hosts 2015 Nuclear-Free Future Awards in Washington, D.C.

GREEN CROSS CO-HOSTS 2015 NUCLEAR-FREE FUTURE AWARDS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

The annual Nuclear-Free Future Awards (NFFA) for 2015 were co-hosted by Green Cross International and Beyond Nuclear in Washington, D.C. on 27-29 October 2015. These prestigious awards, first organized in 1998, recognize individuals and organizations (both governmental and non-governmental) who have worked to eliminate nuclear weapons, nuclear power, and the full nuclear chain (including uranium … Read more

Green Cross Co-Hosts Special UN Screening of “Winds of Chemical Warfare”

GREEN CROSS CO-HOSTS SPECIAL UN SCREENING OF “WINDS OF CHEMICAL WARFARE”

Green Cross International and the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations organized and hosted a special screening of the new film, “Winds of Chemical Warfare,” directed by award-winning film-maker Fabienne Lips-Dumas, at the United Nations in New York City on Monday, 19 October, 2015, during the 70th UN General Assembly. The film (78 … Read more

Green Cross Commemorates 70th Anniversaries of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Nuclear bombings

GREEN CROSS COMMEMORATES 70TH ANNIVERSARIES OF HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI NUCLEAR BOMBINGS

Both 6 and 9 August are somber days in history. This year, 2015, marks the 70th anniversaries of the first two and only instances of nuclear weapons use in war. Green Cross International commemorates these days in the hope that such indiscriminate weapons of mass destruction will never be used again, and to emphasize the … Read more

Chemical Security in the US and around the world

CHEMICAL SECURITY IN THE US AND AROUND THE WORLD

Green Cross International (GCI), the US Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and the International Center for Chemical Safety and Security (ICCSS) came together on 27 July to discuss global efforts to improve chemical safety and security. Worldwide, private companies and governments must cooperate to ensure that the production, storage and transport of chemical … Read more

In Geneva, Green Cross and Graduate Institute discuss the threat of chemical weapons – in history and today

IN GENEVA, GREEN CROSS AND GRADUATE INSTITUTE DISCUSS THE THREAT OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS – IN HISTORY AND TODAY

Green Cross International and the Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) jointly hosted a screening of the new film, “Winds of Chemical Warfare” in Geneva on 6 May, 2015. The film was produced with input and guidance from Green Cross Environmental Security and Sustainability Director Paul Walker and looks at the history … Read more

Green Cross Commemorates 100th Anniversary of WWI Chemical Attack: Calls for World Free of Chemical Weapons

GREEN CROSS COMMEMORATES 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF WWI CHEMICAL ATTACK CALLS FOR WORLD FREE OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS

One hundred years ago today, at 17:00 on April 22, 1915, The Kaiser’s Germany undertook the first major attack with toxic gas when it opened 5,700 compressed gas canisters of chlorine, allowing clouds of “yellowish-green hellish haze” to drift down on French, Algerian, Canadian, and British Allied troops in Flanders Fields. Over a thousand soldiers … Read more

Nobel Peace Prize Forum Calls for World Free of Chemical Weapons

The 27th annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, on 6 to 8 March, 2015, celebrated the 2013 recognition of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague with the Nobel Peace Prize. OPCW Director-General Ahmet Uzumcu was the featured speaker on the morning of Saturday, 7 March. He … Read more

GCI focuses on links between security, environment and public health at world public health congress

Dr. Paul F. Walker, Director of the Green Cross Environmental Security and Sustainability Programme, chaired a special Green Cross session at the 14th World Congress on Public Health, in Kolkata, India, on 14 February. The recent use of chemical weapons and toxic industrial chemicals in the Syrian civil war, with thousands of innocent civilians killed … Read more