CWC Coalition brings civil society voice to states parties conference in The Hague

CWC COALITION BRINGS CIVIL SOCIETY VOICE TO STATES PARTIES CONFERENCE IN THE HAGUE

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 … Read more CWC Coalition brings civil society voice to states parties conference in The Hague

Green Cross Co-Hosts Washington DC Discussion on Chemical Safety and Security

GREEN CROSS CO-HOSTS WASHINGTON DC DISCUSSION ON CHEMICAL SAFETY AND SECURITY

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), … Read more Green Cross Co-Hosts Washington DC Discussion on Chemical Safety and Security

Thirty Years after Chernobyl, Human Suffering and Economic Losses Continue

THIRTY YEARS AFTER CHERNOBYL, HUMAN SUFFERING AND ECONOMIC LOSSES CONTINUE

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 … Read more Thirty Years after Chernobyl, Human Suffering and Economic Losses Continue

Global Summit on Chemical Safety and Security Opens in Poland

GLOBAL SUMMIT ON CHEMICAL SAFETY AND SECURITY OPENS IN POLAND

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 … Read more Global Summit on Chemical Safety and Security Opens in Poland

Nuclear safety and security in Post-Fukushima World

NUCLEAR SAFETY AND SECURITY IN POST-FUKUSHIMA WORLD

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 … Read more Nuclear safety and security in Post-Fukushima World

Green Cross at India Conference on Global Nuclear Governance

Coherent strategies to enhance the security and safety around nuclear weapons and nuclear energy was the focus of a three-day seminar in New Delhi, India organized by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) and the Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO). Dr. Paul F. Walker, International Director of Green Cross International’s Environmental Security … Read more Green Cross at India Conference on Global Nuclear Governance

Green Cross addresses Biological Weapons Convention Meeting

GREEN CROSS ADDRESSES BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS CONVENTION MEETING

On 14 December, in Geneva, Paul Walker, Green Cross Environmental Security and Sustainability Director, addressed the Meeting of the States Parties for the 1972 Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC/BTWC). The Convention, which currently has 173 States parties, and nine States that have signed but not yet ratified, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. … Read more Green Cross addresses Biological Weapons Convention Meeting

Redouble Efforts for the CTBT

REDOUBLE EFFORTS FOR THE CTBT

This is the Civil Society Statement to the 9th CTBT Article XIV Conference, 29 September 2015, as delivered by Daryl G. Kimball, Executive Director, Arms Control Association (ACA). Green Cross International ESS Director Paul Walker is Vice-Chair of the ACA Board of Directors. Nearly all of the world’s nations recognize that nuclear explosive testing is … Read more Redouble Efforts for the CTBT

The day after the Iran deal: some random thoughts on promoting a global nuclear discourse

THE DAY AFTER THE IRAN DEAL SOME RANDOM THOUGHTS ON PROMOTING A GLOBAL NUCLEAR DISCOURSE

by Maurizio Martellini, Landau Network Fondazione Volta and Insubria Center on International Security, Como, ItalyThe Comprehensive Nuclear Deal between Iran and the EU/E3+3 (i.e. France, Germany and the United Kingdom plus China, Russia and the United States, with the EU as facilitator) was finally reached in Vienna on 14 July, 2015. Since November 2013, when … Read more The day after the Iran deal: some random thoughts on promoting a global nuclear discourse

Syrian Chemical Weapons Destruction: Update 55

SYRIAN CHEMICAL WEAPONS DESTRUCTION UPDATE 55

Ahmet Üzümcü, Director-General of the OPCW, revealed in a press conference during his visit to Japan in February that Iraq had reported to the Organization that ISIS members have attempted to obtain chemical weapons. In the same conference Üzümcü warned that the complete destruction of chemical weapons production and storage facilities in Syria may take … Read more Syrian Chemical Weapons Destruction: Update 55